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PharmaCare deductibles for low income families being eliminated by B.C. government

The B.C. government is eliminating PharmaCare deductibles for families with net annual incomes between $15,000 and $30,000.

The move comes as part of a $105-million pledge over three years, with money that will also be put towards reducing the deductible on prescriptions for families that bring in between $30,000 and $45,000 per year. 250 more words

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B.C. medical history on display on Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital

Imagine lying down on a hospital gurney and a doctor closing in on you with a foot-long abdominal retractor or taking a swing with an orthopedic hammer. 357 more words

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B.C. gets first female provincial health officer

B.C. will have a new top doctor.

As of Jan. 31, 2018, Dr. Bonnie Henry has been named the next provincial health officer.

Henry has been the deputy since 2014, and is the first woman to ever be appointed to the position. 284 more words

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B.C. Addictions Minister dealing with chronic pain issue from opioid crisis: Health Minister

Over to you, Addictions Minster: that is the response of Health Minister Adrian Dix to a call by an advocacy group for more provincial government help for people suffering from chronic pain. 128 more words

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B.C. health minister sets goal to increase access to medical care

The promise to get every British Columbian a family doctor by 2015 didn’t work out for the B.C. Liberals but B.C. NDP Health Minister Adrian Dix said getting people access to primary care providers is one of his top priorities for 2018. 312 more words

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B.C. approves coverage of HIV-blocking drug for high-risk groups

Activists are applauding the B.C. government for approving coverage of an HIV-prevention drug for those at high-risk of infection.

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health announced that access to pre-exposure prophylaxis — better known as PrEP — will be free of charge beginning Jan. 420 more words

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Surrey is getting a new hospital, but when, where and how much it will cost remain unknown

The B.C. government says it’s moving ahead with plans to build a new hospital in Surrey.

On Monday, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced that the province was commissioning a concept plan for the proposed new health facility. 386 more words

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