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Cancer drug funding: A Vast Injustice

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Cancer drug funding: A Vast Injustice

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Date: 10-01-2009

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care lifted the funding cap on Avastin, a drug for colon cancer, after the Ombudsman found that capping funding regardless of the patient’s condition was unreasonable and wrong.

Ombudsman's report: A vast injustice

Investigation launched June 4, 2009.
Report released November 29 2009.

Cover of report, A Vast InjusticeRead the report HTML | PDF

Address by Ombudsman of Ontario (April 26, 2010)
Ontario uncaps Avastin funding in wake of Ombudsman probe (Press release - November 29, 2009)
Backgrounder (accessible PDF)
Statement on Avastin funding (October 1, 2009)
Ministry decision to restrict cancer drug “verges on cruelty” - Ombudsman finds cap on Avastin funding unreasonable and wrong (Press release - September 30, 2009)
Ombudsman to investigate Ontario’s limited funding of cancer drug  (Press release - June 4, 2009)



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