JointHealth™ express   December 15, 2011

Let BC PharmaCare hear “Your Voice”

Do you live with osteoporosis, care for someone with the disease, or does your organization represent people with osteoporosis? As of today, you can provide feedback to British Columbia’s Ministry of Health about zoledronic acid (Aclasta®), for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, via a website called Your Voice.

Through this website, patients, caregivers, and patient groups can add their voices to the BC PharmaCare drug review process by filling out an online questionnaire.

The input is reviewed by the Drug Benefit Council, which then gives recommendations on whether a medication should be covered, and how, by BC PharmaCare. BC PharmaCare then makes a decision based on those recommendations and available resources. Policies and plans already in place also factor in the decision making process.

It is an opportunity for you to share your perspectives on medication decisions that affect you.

Please click here to let BC PharmaCare hear Your Voice. Or, go to the following links:

To view the information sheet for zoledronic acid: click here

For the patients and caregivers survey: click here

For the patient group survey: click here. (Patient groups are required to register their name with the Ministry of Health before making their submission.)

Today, December 15, 2011, is the first day for submitting input on zoledronic acid and the deadline is midnight on January 12, 2012.