JointHealth™ express   November 25, 2008

Public Members Wanted for Drug Benefit Council in British Columbia

The British Columbia Ministry of Health Services is seeking three members of the public to participate on the Drug Benefit Council to provide input on which medications should be reimbursed by the BC PharmaCare program.

The Drug Benefit Council is an independent advisory body that makes recommendations to the Ministry of Health Services about reimbursement listings for new medications on the BC Government's drug formulary.

Public members for the Drug Benefit Council will be chosen to represent the broad public interest rather than specific disease organizations or patient groups, but personal disease experience will not exclude a person as a potential candidate. Potential candidates should have knowledge of the health care system at the national, regional or community level and have experience working in committees.

Including members of the public is in keeping with the one of the recommendations made to the BC Government by the Pharmaceutical Task Force in April 2008.

We encourage ACE community members and JointHealth™ subscribers who are interested in this important work to apply. For more information about the Drug Benefit Council, its role and responsibilities and how to apply, visit

The deadline for applications is
December 14, 2008.

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