Category Archives: The Charlton Centre

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Options Increase

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) have a major impact on an individual’s life. The number of individuals living with IBD in Canada is growing rapidly. In their 2023 report, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada found that roughly 0.8% (322,600 people) of the … Continue reading

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Month

Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness Month, observed each year in May, is one of several health promotion events celebrated and endorsed by Health Canada and serves as a crucial opportunity to shed light on a chronic inflammatory disease that affects thousands of … Continue reading

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Saphnelo for Lupus

Saphnelo (anifrolumab) is a one-of-a-kind therapy by AstraZeneca for the treatment of moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In December of 2023, Saphnelo was approved for coverage under the Ontario Exceptional Access Program (EAP). SLE is an autoimmune condition … Continue reading

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A New Treatment Option for Alopecia Areata

On December 4, 2023, Health Canada approved Pfizer’s Litfulo (ritlecitinib). Litfulo is a once-daily oral capsule used for the treatment of patients over 12 years old with severe alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition, where the immune system produces … Continue reading

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Infliximab Now Available As An Injection for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Infliximab is a protein-based medication referred to as a biologic that treats many immune-mediated conditions.  The original manufacturer of this medication is Janssen, and they named it Remicade. In the last several years other manufacturers have produced infliximab as biosimilars. … Continue reading

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A New Treatment For Ulcerative Colitis

On October 3rd, 2023, Health Canada approved Eli Lilly’s newest biologic for the treatment of moderate to severe active ulcerative colitis (UC) called Omvoh. With a limited number of therapies available for UC in Canada, the introduction of a new advanced … Continue reading

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Show Love to your Heart

As February is heart month, today is an excellent occasion to really show why we love our hearts and how we can reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease.  Many studies have shown that patients who have autoimmune conditions are at higher risk of developing heart-related problems such as … Continue reading

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Charlton Infusion Clinic Expansion

To better serve our Hamilton and area patients, we have expanded and moved our Stoney Creek Clinic for infusions to 211 Pritchard Road unit # 4.  With this expansion, we have additional space to offer our Hamilton patients while maintaining … Continue reading

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Do you use the government’s Trillium program in addition to your drug plan?

We are very fortunate in the province of Ontario to have many options for supporting the cost of prescription medications.  At Charlton Health we work with specialty medications that have a high cost.  These medications are paid for through patient’s … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Charlton Health!

The team at Charlton Health is celebrating the New Year at our new location, 211 Pritchard Rd. Unit 4 in Hamilton.  Our team is very excited with our new expanded space and patients who live locally have been very pleased … Continue reading

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