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Statement from Minister of Health on the Coming-into-Force of the Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines...

On April 14, 2022, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, issued a statement which stated that: "After consulting with stakeholders on a way forward in March 2022, Health Canada...

Opportunity for Stakeholder Engagement and Feedback on Prescription Drug List – By Feb 25, 2022

Provide your input and feedback to the pan-Canadian Advisory Panel on a Framework for a Prescription Drug List by end of business day on February 25, 2022. MedAccessBC will be...

YOUR VOICE AND INPUT NEEDED TO IMRPOVE OSTEOPOROSIS THERAPIES COVERAGE IN BC

YOUR VOICE AND INPUT IN NEEDED TO IMPROVE ACCESS AND COVERAGE OF MEDICATIONS THAT PREVENT FRACTURES AND TREAT OSTEOPOROSIS The B.C. Ministry of Health is conducting a survey of patients,...

MedAccessBC Submits Feedback to More PMPRB Guidelines Updates

MedAccessBC has submitted feedback to the latest Notice and Comment request by PMPRB.  After three unsuccessful implementation dates for the updated PMPRB Guidelines, another set of revisions were put out...

PMPRB – Opportunity for Feedback – deadline Aug 31, 2021

Notice and Comment - On the change to the definition of Gap medicines, the references to the comparator countries and the international price tests for Grandfathered medicines and their line...

Amended Patented Medicines Regulations Delayed a Third Time – Will come into force on January...

On June 29th, 2021 Health Canada announced another delay in the implementation of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board's (PMPRB's) amended Patented Medicines Regulations.  The proposed changes are scheduled to...

PMPRB Communication Plan Spending Thousands in Campaign Against Patient Groups

After an internal PMPRB document was made public through an access to information request from Conservative MP Tom Kmiec, many patients and patient organizations have questioned the objectivity, integrity and...

May 19 is World IBD Day

World IBD Day takes place on 19 May each year and unites people worldwide in their fight against Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).  One...

Share Your Experience on Your Voice – upcoming reviews (anticoagulant drugs, Rinvoq, Trikafta, Breztri Aerosphere)

Patients, caregivers and patient groups can share their experience and opinions with the BC Ministry of Health by filling out a Your Voice survey.  See below for upcoming reviews by...