Health Canada's consultation on new additions to the Pathogens of Interest List

From Health Canada

Current status: Open

Opened on November 18, 2020 and will close on January 4, 2021.

The purpose of this consultation is to request feedback from the public and stakeholders regarding the inclusion of additional antimicrobial resistant pathogens to the updated Pathogens of Interest List (the List). Pathogens on the List are deemed as pathogens creating the most urgent need for therapeutic drugs and/or diagnostic devices in Canada.

Join in: how to participate

Review the proposed additions to the Pathogens of Interest List.

Send an email to the Bureau of Gastroenterology, Infection, and Viral Diseases (BGIVD) at bgivd_enquiries@hc-sc.gc.ca with your comments or suggestions.

Who is the focus of this consultation

This consultation is intended for:

Comments are also welcome from all other interested stakeholders and members of the general public.

Key questions for discussion

To foster the development of innovative human therapeutic products to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR), Health Canada has several regulatory measures that are available to expedite the review and approval process for drugs and diagnostic devices targeting pathogens on the List. Health Canada has updated the List to include fungal pathogens specific to the Canadian context.

Your comments and suggestions are sought around the proposed update to the List, as well as on regulatory approaches to facilitate industry development for drugs and diagnostics targeting AMR pathogens:

The input gathered through the consultation will be incorporated into the decision-making process of updating the List.

Contact us

Bureau of Gastroenterology Infection and Viral Diseases
Therapeutic Products Directorate
Health Products and Food Branch
Address Locator: 0202B
Health Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0K9
Telephone: 613-941-2566
Fax: 613-941-1183
E-mail: bgivd_enquiries@hc-sc.gc.ca

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