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Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance

April 2015

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A Prescription for Change – Making Affordable Medicine a Priority

by Alison Lawton

When we launched the Access Our Medicine Initiative on World Health Day last year I didn’t know if anyone would respond.

We knew that the price of medicine was rising for life-changing medicines with devastating consequences for everyone, around the globe. We learned of people choosing between food and medicine, being pushed into poverty and even dying because they couldn’t afford medicine they needed.

But I also knew that for many people the issue of access to affordable medicine just isn’t top of mind until...

Middle-aged congenital heart disease survivors may need special care 

American Heart Association Scientific Statement 

 

Statement Highlight

  • For the first time, the American Heart Association has made recommendations for treating people older than 40 with congenital heart disease.

Embargoed until 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET Monday, April 20, 2015 

DALLAS, April 20, 2015 — For the first time, the American Heart Association has issued recommendations for healthcare providers treating people older than 40 with congenital heart disease.

“People born with congenital heart disease are living longer and fuller...

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