Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) protects and informs Canadian consumers by regulating the prices of patented medicines sold in Canada, and by reporting on pharmaceutical trends.

We are an independent quasi-judicial body that is part of the Health portfolio, and operate at arm’s-length from the Minister of Health.

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Our current Patented Medicine Prices Review Board website will remain available until the move to is complete.

Latest news

Draft Guidelines 2022

2022 Proposed updates to the PMPRB Guidelines

The PMRPB is inviting members of the public and stakeholders to submit their views on the new draft Guidelines by December 5, 2022.

Drug Shortages in Canada and their Impact on Public Drug Plans, 2017/18 to 2019/20

CompassRx, 8th Edition

Annual Public Drug Plan Expenditure Report, 2020/21.

What we are doing

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Douglas Clark
Executive Director


Regulatory Process

The PMPRB is responsible for ensuring the prices that patentees charge for prescription and non-prescription patented medicines sold in Canada to wholesalers, hospitals, pharmacies or others, for human and veterinary use, are not excessive.

NPDUIS Analytical Studies

Every report and publication published by the NPDUIS group.



Effective and meaningful stakeholder involvement is essential to enable the PMPRB to fulfil its mandate, deliver programs, launch new initiatives, and build public trust.

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