Health Canada approves Nexavar for Kidney Cancer (MRCC)

25-Dec-2011 | News-Press Release

Health Canada recently approved the use of Nexavar (generic name: Sorafenib) as a treatment for advanced kidney cancer. With this approval, provincial reimbursing authorities can reimburse the high costs of Nexavar, if prescribed for MRCC. On this approval, Health Canada has removed the condition “The treatment of locally advanced / metastatic renal cell carcinoma in patients who failed or are intolerant to prior systemic therapy.” imposed in July 2009. Removal of the previous condition allows Oncologists to treat the patients suffering from locally advanced /metastatic renal cell carcinoma with Nexavar as a first line therapy. This is a major relief to those patients who are suffering from the latter approved condition, to benefit from the state funded health benefits.

An Oncology specialist, practicing in Halifax, Canada commented on the approval, stating: “until now, Nexavar was used for only patients with kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) that is intolerant to other treatment options like interferon and interleukin and for patients with liver cancer unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Now the patients have another option of treatment.”

Drugs used in Chemotherapy for cancer treatment are known to be very expensive, putting it out of reach of many patients in the lower income strata. In order to keep the long term treatment costs within manageable range, the patients must identify cheapest sources for purchasing their medicine requirements. Canadian online pharmacies have been supplying high quality medicines to customers in Canada as well as overseas customers, at affordable prices that are just a fraction of retail market prices. The price parity is partially explained by the low cost business model of online pharmacy operations. “In addition, the Canadian price regulations on drugs provide the complete explanation as to why Canadian online drug selling prices are up to 70% cheaper than what you may find in a conventional high street pharmacy in New York, for instance” explained Mr. Tim McAurther of Big Mountain Drugs, a reputed Canadian pharmacy operator. 

Big Mountain Drugs is a reputed online Canadian pharmacy with a world wide customer base. It has one of the widest range of prescription and over-the-counter drugs offered by any pharmacy in the world. Prices of Nexavar and its generic version at Big Mountain Drugs are the lowest that you may find. The BMD spokesperson elaborating further on the price factor stated “A customer in USA, when ordering from us, can save up to 40% if they buy the brand name product and up to 80% if they buy the generic version” Such price savings are staggering and indeed will be a major relief to those who are struggling to make their health care needs met with a lean health care budget. Customers are further entitled for loyalty reward of 5% and special discount coupons such as the Senior citizen benefits coupons. “Using a coupon code from our partner site too allows them for further discounts” concluded the spokesman. We are looking at offering the best quality at the cheapest price, because while we are running a business, it is still with illnesses and the most vulnerable of human states we deal with when we serve a sick customer or their family. Our company is driven by a strong code of ethics that takes the customer need in to consideration. Our growing customer base is the assurance we get that such an ethical approach is still valid for profit making business models.

Big Mountains Drugs is a licensed pharmacy operating in British Columbia, Canada. Regulating body for pharmacies in British Columbia, College of Pharmacists of British Columbia, has licensed Big Mountain Drugs. It is a verified member of prestigious Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA). CIPA maintains a list of members in their website. It has been verified by an independent company verifying international pharmacies.


Big Mountain Pharmacies, a top rung Canadian Pharmacy provides various Canada drugs to treat any ailment or diseases. High quality drugs approved by FDA and Health Canada can be purchased via our online pharmacy, saving money and travel time to pharmacies. Medications as Actos 30mg and other drugs are available at deeply discounted prices and will be served by licensed pharmacists. BMD is a CIPA approved pharmacy operating from British Colombia, Canada.

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