Parkinson Canada, along with more than 180 dedicated volunteer Ambassadors and committee members, shares your concerns and has taken these to elected officials and public servants across the country. Like you, they want to improve your access to drugs, clarify your options, protect your rights and improve services to you and your family.
Together, with one voice, we are making a difference. Here’s a quick rundown of the advances we’ve all achieved in the last few months, advocating on your behalf about issues that matter to you and your loved ones.
February 22, 2018- Better Access to Treatment Options in Nova Scotia
In January 2017, Parkinson Canada launched a campaign to get Duodopa covered by the Nova Scotia public drug program.
Our Ambassadors worked tirelessly from across the country to write letters and share their stories requesting that the government provide additional treatment options for people with Parkinson’s in the province.
In late 2017, Duodopa was approved for public funding by the Nova Scotia Government. Learn more by checking out the public-access to Duodopa press release
Parkinson Canada is assessing our advocacy efforts in the remaining Atlantic provinces. We’ll be notifying the community when a campaign is ready to be launched.
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