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Is big pharma guiding federal drug policy?

March 15 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am

Dr. Aslam Anis
Director, Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes
Professor & Director Pro Tem, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

In February 2023, Dr. Matthew Herder resigned from the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB), citing the government’s failure to implement critical reforms to lower medicine costs. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos has denied any interference, stressing that the PMPRB is politically independent.

Dr. Anis will explore this impasse, the role of the PMPRB in drug pricing, and the future of pharmaceutical regulation in Canada.

Friday, March 15, 9:00 – 10:00am
Location: SPPH B104 & Zoom
Meeting ID: 697 0122 5082
Passcode: 675236


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Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3