Treatment Access in Canada
Research has led to a number of new therapies for CLL and SLL in recent years, which is great! Staying informed about the latest treatments allows you to have an informed discussion with your doctor and helps you make the best choices possible.
The downside of this explosion of new treatments is it has left patients and caregivers confused about what drugs are available to treat CLL/SLL in Canada. Part of the confusion is due to the US websites, list serves and social media groups that many Canadian patients read. Drug access in the US and Canada is very different because our health care systems and drug funding models are totally different.
The information below is divided into 4 categories:
1. What Does Your Province Cover
2. Drug Access in Canada
3. Drug Approval System in Canada
4. US System