Response to PMO : Proposed Reforms to the PMPRB Regulations

VIA EMAIL AND POSTED PUBLICLY

April 17, 2019

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, PC, MP
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa ON K1A 0A2

Subject: On PMPRB reform, political leadership and evidence-based approach needed

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

On March 7, 2019, we wrote a letter (attached as Appendix B) to you along with your two senior ministers responsible for health and innovation policy regarding the above-noted regulations. On April 15, 2019, we received an email response from the Strategic Health Policy Branch of Health Canada (attached as Appendix A).

This type of dismissive response – even claiming that we are “pharmaceutical industry stakeholders,” as opposed to who we actually are: important representatives of the broader life sciences industries in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec – is both insulting and disturbing and reflects poorly on the whole PMPRB reform process.

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