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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We are in the process of moving our services and information to

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

Latest news

PMPRB Guidelines

PMPRB Guidelines

Canada's drug price watchdog ready to apply new powers to protect Canadians from surging high cost drugs

Expensive Drugs for Rare Diseases

Expensive Drugs for Rare Diseases

Canadian Trends and International Comparisons, 2011–2020

What we are doing

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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 reporting

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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