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Author Topic: Cost of meds in Canada?  (Read 1050 times)

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Offline vetton

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Cost of meds in Canada?
« on: October 26, 2012, 09:01:32 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I'm based in Australia but considering moving to Canada for a year...just cos, something new and exciting  :D 
I haven't started taking medication yet but in the event that I need to start, I was just wondering if anyone would be able to give me a rough estimate of the cost for meds in Canada?? Or point me to a reliable resource to find out more, as I've been unsuccessful so far. 
Medication is free here, so I haven't had to worry about cost in the future but it would be a consideration else where.
Any help would be very much appreciated!
Cheers Everyone. 

Offline jackfrost

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Re: Cost of meds in Canada?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 11:17:02 PM »
Hi Vetton,

I live in Canada, my understanding is it depends on which province you live in. I live in Alberta and our provincial health care covers HIV drugs 100% no matter what your income is. I believe in British Columbia it is free as well but most other provinces you pay based on your income. I am not a 100% sure, but I know it varies from province to province. You can check out this website: http://www.catie.ca/treating-hiv/access-hiv-and-hepatitis-c-drugs-federal-provincial-and-territorial-drug-access-program - it breaks down health care coverage by province

Offline vetton

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Re: Cost of meds in Canada?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 06:06:56 PM »
Hey Jack,

Thanks heaps for the link. Very helpful indeed.

Cheers :D

Offline MilburnCreek

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Re: Cost of meds in Canada?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 08:00:13 PM »
One BIG problem though - the Canadian health service covers drugs for those ALREADY in Canada.  For immigration purposes, Canada actually excludes those who will be a drain on the health system - and that means an almost 100% shut door on those who are already HIV Poz immigrating to Canada from elsewhere (I know, I tried...)

Offline Valmont

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Re: Cost of meds in Canada?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 08:19:47 PM »
I was HIV+ when Canada gave me my permanent residence; Im sorry for you Milburn, in my case Ive been very lucky...  I correct, in regard to immigration matter, what seems important for them is to have good number (that means not being under meds) because of HIV cost for their insurance system...  In this forum, I undestand there are a few people in my situation (I know one more...)

From what I can read, I have better acccess to HIV meds here in Ecuador that I can have in Canada.  My Atripla Generic is free of charge and I dont pay for doctor and other labs.  By another way, medecine is really basic here, we dont have access to all antiretroviral meds (no Isentress for ej.), no resistance tests (done it by my own, very costy) are done, no vitamine matters are looked for and so on... 

Im not yet in Canada, when Ill move, I know I wont have medical coverture for at least 3 months, there is a time for the public insurance to be avalaible.
Apr 2011: Diagnotized
Jun 2011: CD4: 504  VL: 176.000
Dic 2011: CD4: 714  VL: 95.000
May 2012: CD4: 395 VL: 67.000
Jun 2012: CD4: 367
Agu 2012: Starting Emtricitabine 200 mg / Tenofovir 300 mg and Efavirenz 600 mg (2 pills) different brands or VIRADAY
Sep 2012: VL: 138
Dic 2012: CD4: 708 VL: <34  %CD4: 32%
Jan 2013: CD4: 707 VL: <20
May 2013: CD4: 945 VL: <34 %CD4: 33%
Agu 2013: CD4: 636 VL: <34 %CD4: 50% (is that possible?)

Offline james3000

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Re: Cost of meds in Canada?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 08:33:22 PM »

 


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