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Coverage for Pancreatic Islet Transplant Antirejection Meds in NS
Petition Background (Preamble):
The risks of this condition are continual damage to his vital organs, kidney failure, heart disease, blindness, amputations and the ever present risk of coma and or death.
His health rests with receiving a Pancreatic Islet Transplant in Edmonton, Alberta. His name is currently on the transplant list but cannot receive the transplant until we can secure coverage for the anti-rejection medications Cellcept, Tacrolimus and Valcite.
Despite the medications being covered in NB, ONT, BC and AB (confirmed to date), the NS Department of Health has refused to cover the medications. These medications are standard of care for other transplants covered by the province they were also covered for one of the two NS Pancreatic Islet Transplant patients.
We feel NS has set a precedent by covering these medications for the Islet transplant patient as well as for other transplants.
We are only asking the government of NS to provide consistent, non discriminatory health care by providing the coverage for these medications to the very few transplant patients that will require it.
This procedure will save the taxpayers of NS thousand of dollars in the long term.
As Nova Scotians, it is very important that we let the government know that we demand to have access to the best health care available. Please help us in getting as many signatures as possible.
This decision is currently sitting in the hands of the Premier of NS Darrell Dexter and his committee. Please help by also contacting their office directly at 1-888-247-0448 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact the Minister of Health's office directly at 424-3377 or email them at email@example.com
Lets be a proactive province!
The Coverage for Pancreatic Islet Transplant Antirejection Meds in NS petition to Premiere Darrell Dexter and Minister of Health Mr.Wilson was written by Amber Robichaud and is in the category Health at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: pancreatic islet transplant, edmonton protocol, diabetes, type 1 diabetes, brittle diabetes