Information on Medications

Public Drug Plan Information by Province

Public Drug Plan Information by Province

This document provides an overview of the public drug plans in each province in alphabetical order. Read more on who qualifies for the program, what the deductible, premium and co payment is, who pays for medications first and where additional information can be...

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Health Canada Fact Sheet on Biosimilars

Health Canada Fact Sheet on Biosimilars

There are a number of biosimilar medications available to treat people with arthritis in Canada. A biosimilar is a biologic drug that is highly similar to a biologic drug that was already authorized for sale. Health Canada has recently updated its fact sheet on...

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Medications to Treat Inflammatory Arthritis

Medications to Treat Inflammatory Arthritis

This resource is part of a number of projects under the theme of TEAM (Together Enhancing Arthritis Management). By the end of the session, you will: Understand the goals of treatment in inflammatory arthritis Understand the role of medications in treating...

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Understanding Treatment Options

Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis is an important topic for people who live with arthritis and who are looking for ways to relieve their pain. CAPA's position paper is here, and you may also wish to learn more about this topic using resources provided by the Arthritis...

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Biosimilars

Biosimilars

CAPA is continuously updating this page on biosimilars (also called subsequent entry biologics or SEBs). We have recently updated our position paper and also created a video to help you understand this type of medication.

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Information on Other Treatment Options

An Introduction to Clinical Trials

An Introduction to Clinical Trials

CAPA has been working, along with other patient organizations and health charities, with Clinical Trials Ontario to develop information resources about clinical trials that are easy to understand and that can help people who wish to learn more about...

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What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials

What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials

You have heard about clinical trials, but are unsure about what they are, and what it means to participate. This infographic has been developped by Clinical Trials Ontario to help navigate. It provides an explanation of what clinical trials are, the...

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The Importance of Clinical Trials

The Importance of Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are an key part of the research process. If you’re thinking about participation in a clinical trial, CAPA encourages you to read up on clinical trials and make a decision that is right for you. Below are some resources to help get you started where CAPA has been involved.

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Medical Cannabis

Medical Cannabis

Medical cannabis is an important topic for people who live with arthritis and who are looking for ways to relieve their pain. CAPA's position paper is here, and you may also wish to learn more about this topic using resources provided by the Arthritis...

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When you live with arthritis, information is your most important tool.

The Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) works with various groups in the arthiritis community to ensure the voice of people living with arthritis is heard and to bring you up-to-date information on issues that affect the arthritis community. We work with healthcare professionals, health organizations, clinicians, industry, health charities, researchers, and various levels of government.

We keep Canadian people living with arthritis and their support groups understand more about their disease and have a voice in managing it.