News and Insights

The Santis team shares its insights on the key sectors and factors driving decisions and change in the health care and life sciences sector across Canada.

Health Canada Announces Long-Awaited PMPRB Reforms

Health Canada recently announced final regulations to reduce the price of patented drugs in Canada. The new regulations represent the most significant changes to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) since its creation in 1987.

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Update on Next Steps for Ontario Health Teams

On July 18, 2019, the Minister of Health and representatives from the Ministry of Health hosted a webinar about the next steps in the development of Ontario Health Teams. From the 157 self-assessments the Ministry received in May, they have identified four categories: proceeding to full application, in development, in discovery and innovative models.

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Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine releases its second report

On June 25, 2019, the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine released its second report. Entitled “A Healthy Ontario: Building a Sustainable Health Care System,” is a follow-up to the first report that was released January 2019. The first report identified the main challenges facing Ontario’s health care system, whereas today’s highlights 10 recommendations to move forward with actionable deliverables for the government’s consideration.

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