Physicians Quick Resources
Pharmacare Special Authority Criteria in BC For Osteoporosis Drugs
Alendronate, including in combination with cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) - Link
Risedronate 5mg and 35mg - Link
Zoledronic acid - Link
Denosumab - Link
Estradiol patches/transdermal gel - Link
Raloxifene - Link
Note: Drugs which are not listed on BC PharmaCare do not have published Special Authority Criteria
Local Zoledronic Acid Infusion Clinics
The fax forms below are the IV zoledronic acid prescription and order for infusion by a registered nurse. The pharmacy provides your patient medication counseling, coordinates infusion appointment, checks patient labs and advises on hydration protocol prior to medication infusion.
Note: wet signature required on prescriptions
Recommended by our Geriatric Medicine specialists, the SAIL (Strategies and Actions for Independent Living) Program has exercises for patients with all mobility levels to help maintain muscle strength and improve balance:
You can also provide your patient with this helpful handout from Osteoporosis Canada, which incorporates aerobic exercise recommendations and highlights posture awareness.
Or email your patient this link to the FULL program workbook:
Recommendations for Osteoporosis Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Caring for our patients during this global pandemic is very challenging. As such, one of our BCCOP working groups put together this concise document to help guide osteoporosis care during these unprecedented times.