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Alert: Ontario Tracleer
Attention patients living in Ontario taking Tracleer: Actelion Pharmaceuticals has informed us there is a technical error in the ODB drug approval system. When patients fill a prescription of Tracleer or any generic of Tracleer in Ontario only, pharmacists try to get approval for coverage through the system, they are being rejected because those drugs gave been accidentally deleted from the approval list. The ODB has acknowledged this error an…
Newsfeed: Exercise training for pulmonary hypertension: another prescription to write?
For over 30 years I have been advising my patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) to be physically active to a level of exertion that does not produce severe dyspnoea persisting post-exercise, dizziness, syncope or chest pain, based on the assumption that inactivity was bad both physically and mentally. This empirical advice meant little in the years before effective medical and surgical methods of treating PH were developed, but gained importa…
Newsfeed: Daughter Collects Pennies for Mom
Newsfeed: New Data Released At ISHLT Meeting May Impact Treatment for Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Newsfeed: Canadian health policy and rare disease pt 1: Pulmonary Hypertension
On a snowy February morning, Helen Britt swings open the festively painted door of her suburban bungalow home calling on her guest to park closer and step carefully. Her gentle smile and cheery blue green eyes at first mask the clear plastic tubing lining her nose and upper lip. Under a soft light gently lining the furrows of her aged skin, Helen tells of the day those long omnipresent tubes became a permanent part of her life “The doctor…
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Newsfeed: New Data on GeNO LLC Nitric Oxide Delivery System to be Presented at ISHLT Conference Next Week
Newsfeed: Young Salmon Arm medal bearer inspires
Updates: Scholarships available for PHA US Conference
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