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On July 13, 2017, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) released a new CDR Update (Issue 124) describing the following changes. CDEC Meeting Added in December 2017 and Updated CDEC Meeting Dates CADTH will be holding a Canadian Drug Expert Committee (CDEC) meeting in December 2017 ... Read More


On June 9, 2017, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) released a new CDR Update (Issue 122) describing the following changes. 1. Revised Advanced Notification Process for CADTH Common Drug Review Drugs Undergoing Expedited Health Canada Review Effective immediately, the mandatory advance notification requirement for drugs that are ... Read More


The updated guidelines recognize the substantial advances that have been made in the methods of economic evaluation and they offer up-to-date guidance on the best practices for determining the economic value of health technologies. Available for download at the following link.


New CADTH Processes Expanding CADTH’s Drug Review Processes to Include Radiopharmaceuticals In collaboration with the participating jurisdictions, CADTH is pleased to announce that they will accept submissions for Radiopharmaceutical Submissions and Other Process Alignment Implementations effective April 1, 2017. Applicants/Submitters planning to file a submission or resubmission for a radiopharmaceutical on ... Read More


CADTH is hosting an online or in person event on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to release the fourth edition of the Guidelines for the Economic Evaluation of Health Technologies: Canada. The Guidelines are intended to help produce credible and standardized economic information that is relevant and useful to decision-makers in Canada’s ... Read More


CADTH is inviting stakeholder comments on proposed changes to the patient input template for the CADTH Common Drug Review (CDR) and the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR). Patient input is used by CADTH review teams and by the expert committees of the CDR and pCODR programs: the CADTH Canadian ... Read More


The Canadian Association for Healthcare Reimbursement (CAHR) is hosting Market Access 201-Fundamentals of Reimbursement in Canada. This one-day training course is a continuation of Market Access 101 and offers a deeper dive into Market Access strategies. The program will be emceed by Dr. Jeffery Hoch from the Department of ... Read More


Effective immediately, CADTH will be formally engaging with the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) and will be including the pCPA office in the CADTH Common Drug Review (CDR) and pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) processes. This will provide an opportunity for the pCPA office to receive relevant information on drugs reviewed ... Read More


On May 5, 2016, the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) released a Recommendations Report on its project on Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Drugs for Retinal Conditions. CADTH has undertaken a therapeutic review comparing the clinical effectiveness and relative cost of three anti-VEGF drugs (aflibercept, bevacizumab, ranibizumab) ... Read More


Due to a high workload volume and ensuring submissions are reviewed in a timely manner, CADTH is deferring the effective date of the following two CDR procedural revisions: The timing of CDR review team’s responses being provided to the manufacturer, and The revised CDR voluntary withdrawal procedure The revised date for these two ... Read More