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Petition to Have PrEP Listed on Ontario’s Public Drug Program

July 13th, 2016 at 10:55 am

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SEE ADDED LINK: PrEP is a pre-exposure drug regimen which has proven effective in preventing HIV infection. ┬áThe only drawback is the cost of the drug used. Truvada, recently approved by Health Canada earlier this year, can cost as much as a $1,000 per month. Very few private insurance companies are covering its cost for clients. A provincial group of stakeholders has launched “List PrEP Now”, a push to have Ontario┬áMinister of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins, list Truvada on Ontario’s Public Drug Program, thereby covering the cost of the drug provincially. If you wish to support this petition or want more information go to www.prepontario.org.