Video: Diagnosed with Bipolar Schizoaffective disorder in 2010, Troy Wellington could no longer afford the out-of-pocket costs for his prescribed medication that had him stabilized, despite facing side effects from ...
Choice in Medications Improves Patient Outcomes
HALIFAX, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - InnoviCares, Canada's only free multi-drug
manufacturer patient benefit plan, marked their 600,000 member on April
28, 2014, and their participation rates show signs of acceleration
through increasing partnerships and widespread patient satisfaction.
"We are extremely pleased with the growth of innoviCares. Since its
launch in January 2013, innoviCares has already grown to bring together
18 different drug manufacturers and nearly 100 products covered," said
Steve Nicolle, CEO of STI Technologies Ltd, innoviCares parent company.
"By complementing public and private drug plans through greater access
to original brand name medications, we are improving health outcomes
and adherence rates for many patients, and at no additional cost to
Employers, associations, physicians, and pharmacists have widely
embraced the program, and for countless patients innoviCares offers
significant financial savings and stability in their healthcare.
STI Technologies Limited was recently visited by Troy Wellington, an
innoviCares member from Barrie, Ontario, who stressed the positive
impact that the plan has had in his family's life. "You don't think
that something so small could make such a big, drastic change in a
person's life, but it did. Emotionally stable, mentally stable,
physically stable... The financial burden was lifted from my wife's
shoulders for those medications."
InnoviCares supports a patient's choice to remain on original brand name
medication by paying towards the cost difference between brand and the
"Reaching out for medical assistance when a person has reasons to
believe they may be experiencing mental health concerns is extremely
important," says Dave Gallson, Associate National Executive Director
for Moods Disorders Society of Canada. "Working with your Doctor or
healthcare professional, proper diagnosis and a care plan which often
includes finding the appropriate medication can make a significant
impact in a patient's continued health and well-being. Thanks to
innoviCares, patients have access to brand medication at the same price
of a generic."
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Image with caption: "Troy & Sheri Wellington were faced with choosing between medical stability and financial stability until InnoviCares, Canada's only free patient benefit plan, paid the difference between the original brand medication and the generic alternative. (CNW Group/STI Technologies Limited)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140515_C8225_PHOTO_EN_40339.jpg
SOURCE: STI Technologies Limited
For further information:
Erin Solomon, Marketing Associate, STI
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