Category: Advocacy

CGRP antibody access and coverage in Canada in April 2020

CGRP antibodies are a new class of migraine preventives. (See this post). These drugs are more expensive than oral preventives. The cost charged to a patient includes the cost of the medication AND the pharmacy fees (variable from one pharmacy to the other). There are…

I will attend the Migraine World Summit in 2020, here’s why!

Patient advocate Kelly Hayes-Crook shares how this online event helped her to manage migraines better  Migraine snuck into my life almost 30 years ago, shortly after a couple of bungee jumping experiences and has never left.  Although, the flavour and texture of it has changed,…

CADTH supports the reimbursement of Botox for Chronic Migraine

Good News! CADTH supports the reimbursement of Botox for Chronic Migraine Botox was approved by Health Canada in 2011, but reimbursement by public payers was difficult to obtain. Following an updated recommendation from CADTH, access is likely to improve for Canadians with Chronic Migraine. What…

What are the Top Ten things needed in the migraine field?

International experts have provided the following ideas. • Respect for the condition as a genuine neurological disorder and recognition of the significant burden on patients • Better training and education for primary care providers so more patients can be adequately diagnosed and treated • A…

Migraine around the world: a major threat for human well-being

Many people don’t believe that migraines are a real problem. The Lift The Burden team is working tirelessly to document the prevalence and impact of migraine and headaches around the world. The goal is of course to influence politicians and get more resources to study…