Ontario PC Platform Release: Innovative Medicines Canada commends commitments on improving drug access

Posted on November 28, 2017

Ottawa, November 27, 2017 – In response to the launch of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party election platform, Innovative Medicines Canada welcomes the policy commitments aimed at improving access to innovative medicines for patients in Ontario.

Innovative Medicines Canada member companies are bringing new and important treatments to Canada. By increasing support for rare disease drugs, funding take-home oral cancer drugs and allowing patients on ground breaking clinical trials to move to public funding post trial, the Ontario PC platform would make access to new treatments possible.

“Innovative medicines play a critical role in patients’ health. Ontario’s patients would benefit from these commitments that both improve access to new drugs and support Ontario’s robust clinical trials eco-system” said Pamela Fralick, President of Innovative Medicines Canada.

With an election in Ontario just over six months away Innovative Medicines Canada is eager to work with all political parties in developing programs that will have the best standard of care, and support a healthcare system that achieves the best outcomes for patients by providing access to a full range of medicines to meet diverse patient needs.

Innovative Medicines Canada is committed to further improve access to medicines for Ontarians, engage with governments on finding solutions to Canada’s vulnerable populations, as well as provide predictability for the government and manufacturers.

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For further information:

Sarah Dion-Marquis
Director, Media and Public Relations
613-769-6510
sdmarquis@imc-mnc.ca

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