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Government of Canada Announces Changes to Lower Drug Prices and Lay the Foundation for National Pharmacare

| Health Canada | news releases

Today, the Government of Canada announced the final amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations. The most significant reforms to the regulations since their introduction in 1987, these amendments will give the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) the tools to protect Canadians from excessive prices and make patented medicines more affordable.

Bringing more treatment options to children and youth in Canada

| Health Canada | news releases

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, toured Sudbury’s KICX for Kids Club House treatment facility at Health Sciences North Hospital and provided pediatricians, parents and children’s health advocates with an update on Health Canada’s activities to support better access to pediatric treatments.

Update on New Drug and Medical Device Authorizations

| Health Canada | news releases

Canadians want access to the latest treatments for themselves, their family and their friends— especially for diseases and conditions where limited options are available. Health Canada works every day to give Canadians timely, safe and secure access to drugs and medical devices. Over the last four months, Health Canada has approved 16 new drugs and medical devices to treat a range of health issues (list available below).

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