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Response to PMO : Proposed Reforms to the PMPRB Regulations


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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