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ACE holds national press conference in Ottawa—January 21, 2008

Several members of the ACE team are in Ottawa today, holding a press conference to highlight the inequities in care faced by people with arthritis across the country.

As ACE revealed last year with the publication of our report card on biologic response modifier coverage, Canadians with arthritis face significant inequities in access to treatment. These inequities are based on several factors, including disease type, financial status, and province of residence.

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Click here to see how your province is graded in our updated report card.

Click here to see a copy of the press release for ACE's Ottawa press conference.

Click here to learn about the financial burden of arthritis.

Click here to read about discrimination against people with arthritis.

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