OHIP

The Ontario Public Drug Program has outlined changes to OHIP+ for children and youth. Please see the information below provided by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Drug and Devices Division.

 

Amendment to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under
the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to make changes to
Ontario Drug Benefit Program coverage for children and
youth aged 24 years and under (OHIP+)


February 27, 2019


Further to recent announcements, the government is changing OHIP+ by focusing benefits on those without private plans. The changes come into effect on April 1, 2019.
The changes affect OHIP-insured children and youth 24 years of age

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Please be advised regarding a medicine shortage of Synacthen Depot.


This medication is utilized for Infantile Spasms. The anticipated end date of the shortage is June 3, 2019.


Please click here for the Drug Shortage Report for SYNACTHEN DEPOT

March Is Epilepsy Awareness Month SM

Did you know March is National Epilepsy Awareness Month? We are excited to see a wave of purple spreading across Durham Region during the month of March to help in our mission to raise epilepsy awareness, starting with proclamations from our council members across the municipalities in our community!

 

Town of Ajax  |  Town of Whitby  |  City of Oshawa  | 

Statement on Ken Jeongs Netflix Comedy Special

Exerpt from Canadian Epilepsy Allicance: http://www.canadianepilepsyalliance.org/canadian-epilepsy-alliance-statement-on-ken-jeongs-netflix-comedy-special/ on February 25th, 2019

 

CANADIAN EPILEPSY ALLIANCE Statement on Ken Jeong’s Netflix Comedy Special

 

Deirdre Floyd, President of Canadian Epilepsy Alliance: “I am somewhat mystified as to why forms of entertainment find it amusing to inaccurately portray first aid for seizures at all.”

For Immediate Release – February 25, 2019

 

Once again the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance is responding to another example of inaccurate information in relation to first aid for seizures on Netflix’s Special called “Ken’s

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WHY:

 

In November, 2018, Epilepsy Durham Region launched a new, comprehensive, local Epilepsy Clinic in Durham Region. Encompassed in this initiative is our Clinic to Community program which ensures that individuals and their families living with epilepsy receive the education and support that they need to be partners in their healthcare plan. 

 

To preserve our local epilepsy programming, Clinic to Community, and the Epilepsy Clinic, we have set a goal of raising $500,000, and we're almost there! Our

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