Successful live donor transplant in Ontario

even though this isn’t AIH related, I love to see these amazing success stories for liver transplants and care.

Brighton couple back home recovering after liver transplant

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No Prograf Tacrolimis???

I went to Safeway to fulfill my prescription and they were out of both Generic and branded Prograf Tacrolimus, with no date available on when they could get it.

This was the first time ever.

They called another pharmacy in Calgary that had less than a months dose on hand, so I went to get it, and have a little stash.

I cant find anything online that indicates there is a shortage so I am watching this carefully.

Yay!! Finally Generic Tacrolimus (Prograf)

Halle-friggin-uyah!

tacrolimus

In Canada, Tacrolimus is not covered by Blue Cross unless you have had a transplant.  Pre-transplant, this drug is not covered.  That means, monthly, my cost of this drug is just over $350 a month.  Its like a car payment.  Predmisone is another $60, so its a little over $400.

This month, I got a call from the Safeway Pharmacy, informing me that there is now (finally) a generic form of Tacrolimis called Sandoz-Tacrolimus.

Its about $1ed.  Even though it is less than a third of my costs, it is still a significant savings.  $1200 a year – I will take it!

Thank you, to liver research!

 

 

 

 

 

Hepatitis C Cure

epclusa cure for heptatis C

epclusa cure for heptatis C

Wow! Three cheers for liver disease research! i actually heard about this through Debralee at the Canadian Liver Foundation, and sought a few articles for those of who would like more information on Hepitatis C. Even better, this prescrption can be issued by any doctor, which eliminates the need to see a specialist, which is a huge bonus for people affected in rural areas. They will not need to acquire the cost of travelling to a major center for an appointment. Hip hip horray!

http://www.citynews.ca/2016/07/13/hepatitis-c-cure-approved-by-health-canada/

Canadian Thanksgiving Long weekend Oct 9 – 12 15% discount, 15% donation to Canadian Liver Foundation

i have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving long weekend!

I am running a promotion and giving a 15% discount on all sitewide orders.  I am matching that 15% and making a donation to the Canadian Liver Foundation.

Thank you for all your support, and thank you Canadian Liver Foundation for your tireless fundraising efforts for research, education and programs ❤

http://www.carriescloset.ca

Carrie’s Closet Discount code: gobblegobble

Carrie's Closet discount Oct 9 - 12, 2015

Carrie’s Closet discount Oct 9 – 12, 2015