There are basically four ways of paying for cancer drugs:
It may take some research to ensure you have optimal access to new prescription medications - and to minimize your own out-of-pocket costs. Here are some tips to help you.
For more information, check out www.DrugCoverage.ca, a free resource providing information about prescription drug reimbursement in Canada.
You may also want to regularly visit the Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada (www.canceradvocacy.ca) website as they provide updates on multiple myeloma treatments, drug approvals, etc. The CACC is Canada’s only full-time, registered, non-profit cancer group dedicated exclusively to advocacy. The CACC is not a charity and operates on unrestricted grants from sponsors based on guidelines that ensure the organization’s autonomy. The CACC publishes Canada’s only independent evaluation of cancer system performance, the annual Report Card on Cancer in Canada. The Board of Directors is comprised of unpaid volunteer oncologists, health sector executives and patient advocates from across the country.
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