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PMPRB January 2019 News

PMPRB issues a Notice of Hearing for allegations of excessive pricing of PROCYSBI

The Board will hold a public hearing (on a date to be determined no later than February 27, 2019) to determine whether Horizon Therapeutics Canada is selling or has sold PROCYSBI (cysteamine bitartrate) in any market in Canada at a price that, in the Board's opinion, is or was excessive; and if so, what order, if any, should be made to remedy the excessive pricing.

News ReleaseNotice of HearingStatement of Allegations of Board Staff

Under reserve: Appeal from judicial review quashing PMPRB decision on jurisdiction over DIFFERIN

On January 17, 2019, the Federal Court of Appeal heard the Attorney General of Canada’s appeal from a judicial review that quashed a Board decision that it has jurisdiction over Galderma’s DIFFERIN (0.1% adapalene). Our report on the Federal Court decision, 2017 FC 1023, is found  here. Innovative Medicines Canada intervened in the appeal. The Federal Court of Appeal reserved judgment.

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