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PMPRB amendments will likely not be implemented by January 2019

We previously reported on proposed amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations released on December 2, 2017. The originally proposed coming into force date was January 1, 2019. However, in its October 2018 Newsletter, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board provides an update on Guideline Reform associated with the proposed amendments, noting that “a January 2019 implementation date for the Regulations now appears to be unlikely.”