It is with great pleasure to announce after several months of a successful strategic partnership with Roubaix Strategies Inc. (RSI), John-Paul Dowson is formally joining the PDCI team as our new Director of Reimbursement Strategy.
John-Paul brings more than 20 years of senior experience working in the health and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to launching RSI, he spent the better part of a decade in market access leadership roles at AstraZeneca, J&J and Vertex. His corporate experience in Canadian affiliates and as part of global pricing and market access teams brings invaluable insights into how Canadian business units can successfully gain reimbursement within corporate global pricing and reimbursement frameworks.
His experience and knowledge in market access and negotiation strategy covers an extensive range of therapeutic and business areas, including strategic insights into securing and maintaining product reimbursement on both private and public drug plans. John-Paul has led successful reimbursement strategies and negotiated listing agreements for conventional and specialty care products across Canada.
With RSI, John-Paul has helped companies develop successful strategies for the reimbursement of Drugs for Rare Diseases, Oncology and Biomarker Testing, Cardiovascular and Diabetes, Neuroscience, and Consumer Healthcare.
At PDCI, John-Paul will be leading the Reimbursement Strategy Team and focusing on the development and implementation of strategic public and private reimbursement strategies, market access assessments and new policy impact analyses and assessments.
John-Paul also brings with him the RSI Negotiations Strategy Training Programme, a new PDCI service offering. Combining many years of experience, the Programme delivers a tailored negotiation approach aimed at addressing the unique needs of our clients and preparing them for pCPA and other pricing and market access negotiations. Stay tuned for more information on this new PDCI service offering.
John-Paul will be co-chairing and leading a workshop on Negotiation Strategy at the upcoming 16th Annual Market Access Summit. Please join us in welcoming John-Paul to the team! John-Paul can be reached at JP.Dowson@pdci.ca.