Drug Costs

Drug Costs

Gerard Yetman, executive director of the Aids Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador, holds needles available in its needle exchange program. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Needle exchange demand beyond capacity

April 22, 2014 - 4 h 32

“We are looking at a 50-60 per cent increase in two years,” Gerard Yetman said.

“The program is not feasible as it is right now.

“The present program is not meeting the demand.”

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Needle exchange demand beyond capacity

Men with PKU demand coverage for dietary supplement

March 13, 2014 - 4 h 31

For Newfoundland and Labrador, that would equate to approximately 42 people who lack the necessary enzyme to break down protein in food.

That’s why people such as John Robinson and Andrew...

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Men with PKU demand coverage for dietary supplement

Time’s up for CF drug

September 06, 2013 - 19 h 49

Now that her son’s cystic fibrosis (CF)  drug is no longer being covered by the province’s drug plan, Glenys Tuttle is asking the Department of Health to show compassion for the 10 patients...

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Time’s up for CF drug