Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) Must Cover Botox Treatment for Migraine

Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP) Must Cover Botox Treatment for Migraine

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Migraine is among the most prevalent headache disorders affecting people worldwide with 8.3 % of Canadians (2.7 million people) reporting in a population-based study that they had been diagnosed with migraine.  Many of those diagnosed with migraine struggle with chronic, disabling symptoms that require a variety of treatments in order to preserve functioning.  Barriers to effective medication and medical treatment are experienced widely by Ontarians living with migraines. OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) injections are administered by a trained physician to patients in order to prevent or lesson their migraine symptoms. In Ontario, OHIP has refused to create a billing code for this treatment resulting in patients paying out of pocket significant fees ($200-$700 per appointment). The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) approves Botox as a preventative treatment for migraines and as a result, this treatment is covered for patients in other provinces such as Alberta and Quebec. We are calling on the Ontario Ministry of Health to create a billing bode for this treatment so that it is covered for Ontario patients increasing accessibility and improving health outcomes for those who suffer from chronic migraines.  Please help us by signing this petition.  Those of you who suffer from migraines or who have loved ones who do know that migraine (especially chronic migraine) is not a headache, but a serious and disabling neurological condition. As Canadians, we value our universal healthcare system. It is for this reason, we must ensure evidence-based treatments are covered under our current system and meet the needs of our citizens. 

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