B.C. university instructor files human rights complaint over worries 'life-changing' drug coverage will end

A British Columbia university instructor has filed a human rights complaint against Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and two administrators, claiming the university is discriminating against him and causing him distress over concerns he could soon lose coverage for a “life-changing” drug.

Mazen Guirguis says he filed the complaint in September because he is seeing strong indications risdiplam — which costs nearly $1,000 per day — will no longer be covered after Dec. 22, but that the Surrey-based university won’t tell him if his coverage eligibility has changed.

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