Helen Stevenson, Founder and CEO, Reformulary Group Inc, A Healthcare Company

Helen Stevenson, Founder and CEO, Reformulary Group Inc, A Healthcare Company

  • Helen is the Founder and CEO of Reformulary Group Inc.
  • Helen was Assistant Deputy Minister of Health in Ontario and Executive Officer of Ontario Public Drug Programs by Order-In-Council.

 

Podcast

Overview

00:38- About Helen Stevenson

  • Helen is the Founder and CEO of Reformulary Group Inc.
  • Helen was Assistant Deputy Minister of Health in Ontario and Executive Officer of Ontario Public Drug Programs by Order-In-Council.

00:59- About Reformulary Group Inc.

  • Our mission is to make drugs more affordable for Canadians.
  • We do that through an innovative approach by creating a subscription-based service.
  • Founded in 2011 by Helen Stevenson, CEO, Reformulary Group is an expert-led healthcare technology company focused on helping Canadians and companies make sense of medicine.

03:26- What are doing in the world of Cannabis?

  • We put together a group of physicians that were real experts in authorizing Cannabis.
  • Cannabis is much more complex than prescription drugs.
  • Cannabis treats a symptom, it does not cure a medical condition.

06:06- How do you make sure that cannabis is not misused?

  • It is difficult. When marijuana got legalized, people who were taking medical products now reverted to the recreational because it is more accessible.

07:43- Working on Generic Medicines

  • Generic medicines are the future.
  • When people leave a doctor’s office with a prescription, they think that is the only drug that treats their medical condition.
  • But the truth is, there are many medications that treat a specific condition.

16:46- Drug Finder App and Cannabis Standard Platform

  • When we built this big drug list or formulary as it’s called many years ago, and we put built-in advice with for this drug these are the alternatives.
  • You could enter a drug name and can search all the alternatives that work just as well but cost less.

21:46- Three life lessons

  • Be Fearless
  • Be Authentic
  • Be Curious

RESOURCES:

You can connect with Helen Stevenson- LinkedIn

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Profile

  • Helen Stevenson is Founder and CEO of Reformulary Group Inc., a healthcare company that helps people and organizations make sense of medicine, both prescription drugs and medical cannabis.
  • The company built an evidence-based formulary that helps plan members make smart drug choices through its DrugFinderTM app and can save money for organizations. The company launched Cannabis StandardTM, a platform that provides evidence-based product recommendations for consumers.

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