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Thank you for lending your voice and helping take action for those living with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), including systemic scleroderma-associated PAH (SSc-PAH).

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada (PHA Canada) and Scleroderma Canada (SC) believe that all PAH patients (including those with SSc-PAH) in Canada—no matter their financial situation, province of residence, or private insurance coverage—should have equitable access to optimal treatment. Because PAH is a highly individualized disease, specialized PAH physicians require the flexibility to prescribe any Health Canada-approved treatment they believe will result in the best possible short and long-term outcomes for their patients.

We still need your help to ensure that Canadians affected by PAH (including those with SSc-PAH) have access to any and all treatments available in Canada.


Big News! British Columbia and Nova Scotia have made Uptravi accessible via public funding.

PAH and scleroderma communities members have lent their voices to help ensure PAH patients (including those with SSc-PAH) have access to Uptravi (selexipag) no matter where they live in Canada.

PHA Canada and SC are happy to come together to thank both the British Columbia and Nova Scotia governments for joining the vast majority of provinces in providing public funding for Uptravi (selexipag) for the treatment of PAH. This action stems from the conclusion of pricing negotiations for Uptravi by the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) in December 2017. The PAH and scleroderma communities are relieved that PAH specialists in both provinces are now better able to provide optimal, individualized treatment to improve the outcomes for patients living with this potentially fatal disease.

To date, Uptravi is accessible through public funding in the following provinces: QuebecNewfoundland and LabradorSaskatchewanManitoba, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

Please join us in sending:

  1. A thank you letter to the Premier and Health Minister here.
  2. A thank you tweet to the Premier and Health Minister using the link the toolbar below.

 

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