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Health Technology Update, Issue 26

Last Updated: November 21, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Health Technology Update

This issue of Health Technology Update features brief summaries of information on a broad range of medical technologies — from a robotic wheelchair that uses gyroscope technology to a self-expanding pulmonary valve. These technologies were identified through the CADTH Horizon Scanning Service as topics potentially of interest to Canadian health ...

  • Project Number: EN0016-000

Barriers to Accessing Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Canada

Last Updated: November 20, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Environmental Scans
Research Type: Device

Evidence supports the use of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) for recurrent clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection. Information on the potential of FMT for treating other conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn disease, is also emerging. The indications and demand for FMT may increase in future, yet...

  • Project Number: ES0341-000

Drug Reimbursement Recommendation - cyclosporine (Verkazia)

Published on: November 20, 2019
Result type: News

Today, CADTH has issued recommendations for: cyclosporine (Verkazia) Indications : Severe vernal keratoconjunctivitis, pediatric (≥4 years)
Recommendation : Reimburse with clinical criteria and/or conditions For more information

About Optimal Use

Published on: November 20, 2019
Result type: General Content

New health technologies and new uses for existing health technologies seem to emerge almost daily, taking their place alongside the tried and tested. For health care decision-makers, an overabundance of promising technologies may seem like a good problem to have — but it also raises difficult questions. With different technologies available fo...

onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox)

Last Updated: November 19, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Common Drug Review
Generic Name: onabotulinumtoxinA
Indications: Migraine, chronic

  • Brand Name: Botox
  • Manufacturer: Allergan Canada Inc.
  • Project Number: SR0584-000
  • Project Status: Complete
  • Submission Type: Resubmission