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13 Apr: Life sciences, business, and research leaders ask Prime Minister Trudeau for a new approach to the sector, so Canadians can get back to those ‘everyday moments’

Life Sciences Ontario has just launched a critical initiative to support the life sciences sector here in the province and at the national level. LSO has rallied life sciences, research and business leaders from across Canada to send an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, urging him to work with…

04 Mar: Canadians are paying the price for failed drug-pricing policy

Dr. Jason Field’s separates facts from fiction in a constructive www.healthydebate.ca article (https://healthydebate.ca/opinions/failed-drug-pricing-policy/). When other countries were working collaboratively with the life sciences sector as soon as #COVID hit, Health Canada was imposing drastic and uncertain price controls. Myths are separated from facts on key issues, including How much Canadians actually spend…

21 Jan: New survey data: Federal drug pricing regulations are already stopping what Canadians want:
access to new medicines as soon as possible

In these unprecedented times, access to new medicines and vaccines has never been more important. However, new federal drug pricing regulations changing the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) are hurting Canadians’ access to new life-saving medicines and vaccines. According to a recent Research Etc. survey of 43 pharmaceutical leaders:…

25 Nov: Life Science Ontario Announces Recipients of the 2021 LSO Awards

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LSO today announced the recipients of its 2021 LSO Awards, recognizing outstanding individuals and companies contributing to the success of Ontario’s life sciences sector. The awards will be presented during LSO’s Celebration of Success Awards in February 2021. The 2021 awardees are as follows: Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Julius Community Service…

18 Nov: LSO Submission to the HESA study on PMPRB

Subject: HESA study on the reforms of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) Dear Honourable Members,Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) is a not-for-profit organization that represents and promotes Ontario’s vibrant and diverse life sciences sector. Members of LSO include life sciences companies, entrepreneurs, members of academia, and service providers from…