FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform constituents that Conservatives were successful in pressuring the federal government to delay the planned implementation of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) regulatory changes.
The changes that were scheduled to come into effect on July 1 have been postponed until January 1, 2021.
“These delays will allow us to gather additional feedback from patients, stakeholder groups, and concerned Canadians. Many constituents reached out to me expressing concern that their regulatory changes would limit access to life-saving medications for Canadian patients.”
Conservatives have launched online consultations to gather feedback from Canadians on the government’s Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) regulatory changes.
“This is an opportunity to ensure that the PMPRB regulatory changes accurately reflect patients’ needs and will not deter new medications from being introduced to the Canadian market.”
Those wishing to give feedback can visit www.pmprbconsult.ca and fill out the feedback form, which will be available until September 4, 2020.