Kalydeco now to be covered by the province for some cases
Madi Vanstone has been fighting to have the expensive life-saving drug covered for months
3 0

After weeks of promises, Madi Vanstone is smiling.

The drug Kalydeco, which treats a rare form of cystic fibrosis that she suffers from, is now going to be covered by the province.

The 12-year-old from Beeton had been campaigning to have OHIP cover some or all of the cost.

The reason: It's incredibly expensive, costing $348,000 a year.

Vanstone suffers from this rare form of the disease. Up until now,  her treatment has been picked up by her father's insurance, with the manufacturer of the drug paying another share.

But the family still had to pay $60,000 annually.

Health Minister Deb Matthews's says the drug will be covered by OHIP in special cases.

Funding for this drug will be through the Exceptional Access Program (EAP), which requires doctors to submit a request for funding on their patient's behalf.

Vanstone has been fighting for 14 months to have the cost of the life saving drug picked up.

Categories:

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. john posted on 06/21/2014 11:28 AM
    about bloody time . god bless her .
  2. john posted on 06/21/2014 11:29 AM
    about bloody time . god bless her .
  3. john posted on 06/21/2014 12:36 PM
    i can see it on my fav website .

    devils government bows down to young girl .
showing all comments

@NEWSTALK1010

Facebook

DON'T MISS

AIRPORT TUNNEL

THE BILLY BISHOP TORONTO CITY AIRPORT TUNNEL

PortsToronto will open a new pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on July 30th, which will serve as a significant piece of infrastructure that will provide travellers with fast, convenient and reliable access to the airport

PAN AM GAMES

PAN AM GAMES TAKE OVER TORONTO

The Pan Am and Parapan Am Games take over the city until mid august. Follow the excitement with Canada's best athletes and the avoid the traffic chaos that comes with the event

ART BELL

NEW SHOW: MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT WITH ART BELL

Art Bell has returned to NEWSTALK 1010! His new show continues to focus on discussing the paranormal, science, myths and conspiracies

NEWS ALERTS

STAY CONNECTED

Sign up for out Breaking News Alerts and receive up-to-the-minute coverage of the top stories of the day

 
3 0

After weeks of promises, Madi Vanstone is smiling.

The drug Kalydeco, which treats a rare form of cystic fibrosis that she suffers from, is now going to be covered by the province.

The 12-year-old from Beeton had been campaigning to have OHIP cover some or all of the cost.

The reason: It's incredibly expensive, costing $348,000 a year.

Vanstone suffers from this rare form of the disease. Up until now,  her treatment has been picked up by her father's insurance, with the manufacturer of the drug paying another share.

But the family still had to pay $60,000 annually.

Health Minister Deb Matthews's says the drug will be covered by OHIP in special cases.

Funding for this drug will be through the Exceptional Access Program (EAP), which requires doctors to submit a request for funding on their patient's behalf.

Vanstone has been fighting for 14 months to have the cost of the life saving drug picked up.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. john posted on 06/21/2014 11:28 AM
    about bloody time . god bless her .
  2. john posted on 06/21/2014 11:29 AM
    about bloody time . god bless her .
  3. john posted on 06/21/2014 12:36 PM
    i can see it on my fav website .

    devils government bows down to young girl .
showing all comments

Top stories

Poll

The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee wants Toronto to host the 2024 Summer Olympics given the success of the Pan Am Games. Do you think it's a good idea?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hours 24 hour(s) VoteResults