Share your thoughts: Consultation on Health Canada’s antimicrobial reserve list

From: Health Canada

Current status: Open

Open on August 31, 2023, and will close on October 30, 2023.

Health Canada is looking for feedback on a proposed Canadian antimicrobial reserve list. The reserve list will indicate which antimicrobial drugs prescribers are to use sparingly to preserve effectiveness.

Notice about the reserve list

Join in: how to participate

Complete the questionnaire

Read the Notice about the reserve list and then fill out the online questionnaire to submit your comments.

Alternative options to participate:

Send us an email

Send an email to with your written comments.

Participate by mail

Send a letter with your written comments to the address in the contact information below.

All comments must be received by October 30, 2023.

Who is the focus of this consultation

We invite input from stakeholders with a focus in public health and infectious diseases:

We also welcome comments from other interested health care professionals and stakeholders, as well as the public.

Key questions for discussion

We're looking for comments on the proposed antimicrobial drugs to be included in the reserve list. We're also seeking feedback on other antimicrobial drugs that we're considering including in the reserve list.

When drafting your comments, ask yourself:

Important: Please give your rationale and provide supporting evidence.

We're making the reserve list available for the 60-day public consultation period. We will consider the input gathered through the consultation when we finalize the reserve list.

Related information

Pan-Canadian Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance

Contact us

Pharmaceutical Drugs Directorate
Health Products and Food Branch
Address Locator: 3105A
Health Canada
Ottawa ON K1A 0K9

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