BC PharmaCare: Your Voice



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What is this engagement about?

The Ministry of Health has two main goals for the BC PharmaCare program:

  • To cover drugs that support the health and well-being of British Columbians; and
  • To make sure that the drugs PharmaCare covers are affordable and give the best value for money.

 
To meet the first goal, PharmaCare covers a drug only if it has a proven record of safety and effectiveness. To meet the second goal, PharmaCare compares each drug to the drugs it already covers that treat the same condition. For example, if more than one drug provides the same health benefit, PharmaCare may cover only the drug(s) that offers the best value.
 
Before PharmaCare decides if it will cover a drug, the drug goes through a full review to find out if covering it aligns
with the goals above. Patients, caregivers and patient groups have the opportunity to add their voices to the drug
review process.
 
Drug(s) available for input:

    Generic name: rituximab
    Brand name: Rituxan(r)
    Drug used for: Multiple Sclerosis
    Input accepted: From October 11, 2017 to November 8, 2017 AT MIDNIGHT

    Generic name: fluticasone-vilanterol
    Brand name: Breo(tm) Ellipta(tm)
    Drug used for: COPD
    Input accepted: From October 18, 2017 to November 15, 2017 AT MIDNIGHT

    Generic name: glecaprevir-pibrentasvir
    Brand name: Maviret(tm)
    Drug used for: Hepatitis C
    Input accepted: From October 18, 2017 to November 15, 2017 AT MIDNIGHT

    Generic name: nusinersen
    Brand name: Spinraza(tm)
    Drug used for: Spinal Muscular Atrophy
    Input accepted: From October 18, 2017 to November 15, 2017 AT MIDNIGHT

 

How can my contribution make a difference?

All responses that are submitted during the open consultation are sent to the Drug Benefit Council. The Council takes the public’s input into consideration when they make their drug coverage recommendations. Drugs are posted for review on an ongoing basis.
 

Details of the Engagement:

Date: April 1, 2017

Status: Ongoing

Location: Province-wide

Category: Health & Safety

Types: Online
 

Get Involved Here

or

Read the Ongoing Results of this Engagement Here

 

 

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