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On February 28, 2019, Health Canada and CADTH, with INESSS participating as an observer, announced a new joint Early Parallel Scientific Advice collaboration. The initiative seeks to provide more timely access to medicines for Canadians. Through this initiative, drug sponsors will obtain advice in parallel from Health Canada and ... Read More


CADTH is launching a new Patient and Community Advisory Committee After talks with patient groups this past fall, CADTH is creating a 12-person advisory committee to discuss the experiences of patients and family caregivers in Canada. They invite nominations for those with extensive experience as a patient or family caregiver in ... Read More


In keeping with our continuing efforts to support transparency and share input submissions for public policy consultations, PDCI is hosting responses to a recent CADTH survey that was conducted on behalf of the Provincial/Territorial (P/T) Expensive Drugs for Rare Disease Working Group (EDRD WG). The EDRD WG sought public feedback ... Read More


On February 6, 2019, CADTH announced a new collaboration with England’s NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) to offer Parallel Scientific Advice to pharmaceutical companies. Participating pharmaceutical companies will receive advice simultaneously from CADTH and NICE to facilitate evidence generation for the Canadian and English markets. This new opportunity ... Read More


New updates from pCODR are as follows: Webinar on Clinician Input and Feedback Seminar CADTH is hosting a webinar in collaboration with Innovation Medicines Canada (IMC) on January 22nd, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST, to provide detailed information about this process and new tools being offered for clinicians. This webinar ... Read More


Last week, CADTH shared its new Procedure and Submission Guidelines for the CADTH Common Drug Review document which combines the previously separate procedure and submission guidelines into a single document. Manufacturers are encouraged to follow the new guidelines immediately, however new submission requirements will be only be enforced for ... Read More


Health Canada, CADTH, and Quebec’s Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (INESSS) have officially launched efforts to align regulatory and health technology assessment (HTA) drug reviews for eligible submissions, effective immediately. Background The new process stems from Health Canada and HTAs recognizing the need for greater coordination of the ... Read More


2019 CDEC Meeting Schedule Released A new schedule format includes submission deadlines and guidance on when manufacturers can expect embargoed and final recommendations. Updated Advance Notification Form (effective immediately) New form includes an acknowledgement that information provided in the form may be shared with federal, provincial and territorial ... Read More


Reminder: New prices for generics under pCPA/CGPA agreement become effective April 1st, 2018 In January 2018, the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) and the Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association (CGPA) announced a five-year agreement that will reduce drug prices for all Canadians who use prescription generic drugs, participating public drug plans, and employee ... Read More


Since launching a pilot project to expand clinician participation in the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) process in February 2016, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) has received input from clinicians, the pCODR Expert Review Committee and the Provincial Advisory Group on ways to enhance ... Read More