Transparent Public Pricing for Biosimilars: pCPA Releases First Principles for SEBs

Guest Blog By Arvind Mani Director of Market Access and Policy Research PDCI Market Access The pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) recently issued a communiqué outlining their initial perspective on subsequent entry biologics (SEBs) and innovative/reference biologics as it aims to establish a SEB policy framework.  Key Takeaways It appears that the pCPA’s first principles for SEBs are targeted at ensuring that manufacturers of both SEB and

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson proclaims National Cancer Survivors Day

This morning, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson proclaimed National Cancer Survivors Day in recognition of the nearly one million cancer survivors living in Canada today. This annual celebration of life took place at City Hall in the presence of representatives of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network and Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa. On National Cancer Survivors Day and the days following, thousands of cancer survivors and

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network hosts Ontario Legislative Reception to raise awareness of metastatic prostate cancer

Ottawa, ON – November 19, 2014 – In the month of November focused on men’s health, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) was pleased to host its third annual breakfast reception at the Ontario Legislature to highlight the challenges faced by metastatic prostate cancer patients and their families and the increasing number of treatment options that provide a good quality of life while living with

Participate in the consultations of the Canadian Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation

On June 24, 2014, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the creation of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation to look at creative healthcare ideas and approaches that exist in Canada and abroad, identify those that hold the greatest promise for Canada, and offer its recommendations on how the federal government can support them. Over the next year, the Panel will seek to identify five promising

New Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Chair wants patients to have more say

September 12, 2014, Ottawa, Ontario – Former breast cancer patient Elaine Dean was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) at their recent Annual General Meeting. Says CCSN President and CEO, Jackie Manthorne: “We are pleased to welcome Elaine as our incoming Board Chair. Her appointment will  help CCSN continue to grow as an organization to achieve our

Scientific peer review of breast cancer research applications for the department of defense

Breast cancer advocate Dianne Moore of Toronto recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) sponsored by the US Department of Defense. Dianne was nominated for participation in the program by the Canadian Cancer Survivors Network of Ottawa. As a consumer reviewer, she was a full voting member, along with prominent scientists, at meetings to help determine