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Aug2016
The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) updated the status of negotiations on brand name drugs as of July 31, 2016: 32 negotiations are currently underway with 2 files added since the last update of June 30, 2016: Avastin (bevacizumab): used to treat genitourinary platinum-resistant ovarian cancer Opdivo (nivolumab): used to ... Read More

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Jul2016
The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) updated the status of negotiations on brand name drugs as of June 30, 2016: 33 negotiations are currently underway with 8 files (including 2 biosimilars) added since the last update of May 31, 2016: Abilify (aripiprazole): used for the treatment of schizophrenia and related ... Read More

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Jun2016
In February 2015, PDCI Market Access (PDCI) released a report entitled pCPA Negotiation Guidelines. That report, which was a collaboration between the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) and PDCI, was meant to provide guidance to manufacturers on pCPA’s expectations surrounding negotiations. Although the pCPA Negotiation Guidelines report outlined how manufacturers should ... Read More

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May2016
The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) updated the status of negotiations on brand name drugs as of April 30, 2016: 23 negotiations are currently underway with 5 files added since the last update on March 31, 2016: Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate): used for the treatment of asthma; Breo Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/vilanterol): used for ... Read More

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Apr2016
On April 1, 2016, the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) issued the First Principles for Subsequent Entry Biologics (SEBs) to guide negotiations and inform expectations. These principles are now available on the pCPA website, found here. The pCPA has also updated the status of negotiations on brand name drugs, included in ... Read More

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Apr2016
On April 1, 2016, the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) issued manufacturers a notification of first principles for subsequent entry biologics (SEBs) to guide negotiations and inform expectations. This information has not yet been posted on the pCPA website but is being shared with their permission. Please see below for a copy ... Read More

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Feb2016
In a recent update released to their website, the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) announced 2 significant developments: The Federal Drug Plans are now participating in the pCPA; and The Office of the pCPA (the Office) is now fully staffed. On January 19, 2016 the Government of Canada issued a News Release ... Read More

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Feb2016

Alexion pCPA Negotiation

Suzanne McGurn, the Executive Officer of the Ontario Public Drug Programs, issued a statement on behalf of the Pan Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA), on February 16, 2016 detailing the end of negotiations with manufacturer Alexion for the listing of Soliris. Please see the following article for more information.

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Feb2016
As part of the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS), the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) has recently released a report entitled, Generics360 – Generic Drugs in Canada, 2014. Through this newly named report series, the PMPRB monitors and reports on: the latest developments in generic drug pricing and markets ... Read More

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Feb2016
Since Québec is now participating in the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA), INESSS recently communicated that information sharing has now become necessary to ensure greater efficiency when conducting drug reviews. As of February 15, 2016, a supplementary document, supporting authorization of information sharing with pCPA, must accompany any drug submission application pertaining ... Read More