On February 23, 2023, Matthew Herder, a PMPRB Board Member since 2018, publicly announced his resignation from the PMPRB. He shared his resignation letter on his personal twitter page today. The letter, which he notes was submitted to Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos on Monday, outlines his reasons for parting ways with the PMPRB.
“That the federal government is unwilling to support real change in a domain where its jurisdiction over patented medicines cannot be questioned and those same medicines are fastest growing contributor to the rising cost of healthcare is deeply disappointing.”
This announcement follows the appointment of Thomas J Digby as the new Chairperson for the PMPRB earlier this month.
Rumors of additional resignations have been circulating but are yet to be confirmed. PDCI is actively monitoring the situation and will provide an update when available.
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