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ANALYSIS & REPORTS
Our Code of Ethical Practices guides the activities of all our members’ employees as they interact with stakeholders to commercialize prescription medicines (excluding medical devices and over-the-counter products). Adherence to the Code is a condition of membership.
INFOGRAPHICS & DATA
Canadians wait two years for access to new medicines through our public drug plans. That’s a full year longer than patients in most other peer countries. Two years can feel like a lifetime for a patient waiting for access to life-saving medicines or treatments.
The process for Canadians to access new medicines is extremely complex and involves several different federal, provincial, and territorial agencies. It takes two years following approval (732 days) for Canadian patients to get access to a drug in the public plan, whereas those in the private plan get access to a drug in less than one year (226 days).