Recently, the deadline for providing written submissions on the PMPRB’s proposed new Guidelines was extended until January 31, 2020. As part of the ongoing consultation process, the PMPRB has reserved three days in January for bilateral meetings with individual patentees: January 8, 9, and 10, 2020. Meetings will be scheduled on ... Read More


REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Learn how the new PMPRB amendments and guidelines will affect your pharmaceutical pricing, negotiations and reimbursement Join PDCI Market Access Inc., Canada’s leading pricing and reimbursement consultancy, for industry-only sessions on the pricing guidelines, led by senior members ... Read More


Pricing changes for Canada’s patented medicines are on their way and stakeholders are anticipating the release of the updated guidelines. How will the guidelines be operationalized? How will the new pharmacoeconomic factors be implemented? In an effort to answer these questions, PDCI has attempted to reverse-engineer the proposed Pharmacoeconomic Value ... Read More


PDCI presented a case study on the proposed amendments to the PMPRB regulations in Canada at the 2019 CAPT Conference held by the Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics. The objective of this policy analysis was to estimate the impact of the proposed PMPRB amendments on orphan drug prices. Review our poster ... Read More


PDCI and 3Sixty Public Affairs invites its industry clients, partners and colleagues to participate in a webinar on September 4, 2019 between 2:00pm to 3:00pm. This important session will cover the PMPRB price regulatory amendments and share insights on their implications for pharmaceutical market access. The session will provide an overview of ... Read More


The PMPRB has announced the 2020 meeting dates to the Human Drug Advisory Panel (HDAP)’s , releasing a total of four (4) dates, as per previous years. This corrected version of TargetPharma makes a distinction between the deadline for submitting the Product Monograph and the deadline for the Patentee's submission.... Read More


PMPRB and Health Canada held two technical briefings on the soon-to-be published final amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations (PMR) on August 9th, 2019. This coincided with the pre-release of the final regulatory text and an updated Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (RIAS). Publication in Canada Gazette II is expected August ... Read More


Effective June 14, 2019, Mélanie Bourassa Forcier is Vice-Chairperson of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB)    Professor Bourassa Forcier is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Université de Sherbrooke, and directs the Law and Health Policy, and Law and Life Sciences programs. ... Read More


Mark down June 26th, 2019 in your calendars. It is now widely expected the patented medicines price regulations will be in Canada Gazette Part II (CGII), volume 151 No.13, which will be released on June 26th. Draft PMPRB Guidelines for consultation will likely be published immediately following CGII publication. Comments earlier this week from Federal Health Minister Petitpas-Taylor, appeared to confirm these expectations. When asked in an interview surrounding when changes to the ... Read More


PMPRB published its 2017 annual report this week, recalling an eventful year (complete with proposed amendments to its overarching regulations, poised to fundamentally change its future mandate & operations) and looking forward in 2018 to working constructively with stakeholders to finalize its Guidelines modernization initiative, underway since 2016. PMPRB 2017 Annual ... Read More