JointHealth™ express   August 10, 2010

Updated Medications Guide and Report Card

In this issue of JointHealth™ monthly:

Time and time again, by email, telephone, and in person, people with arthritis tell Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) that medications are their most important weapon in their fight against their disease.

It is for this reason that ACE created the JointHealth™ Arthritis Medications Guide and the JointHealth™ Report Card on Provincial Formulary Reimbursement for Biologic Response Modifiers. The medications listed in the Guide are the most commonly prescribed by Canadian rheumatologists to treat rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis. The report card provides ACE's rankings of publicly funded provincial medication formularies based on whether they have listed eight medically necessary arthritis medications for four of the most common types of inflammatory arthritis.

We now present to you our most up-to-date versions of these two valuable resources for those living with arthritis, along with the following topics: Arthritis Consumer Experts welcomes any feedback you may have: