On 12 June 2019 the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) reported changes (which came into effect on 1 July 2019) to transition Cancer Drug Implementation Advisory Committee functions to the CADTH pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review review process. The changes aim to:

  • "enhance the transparency of the pan-Canadian cancer drug review process";
  • "allow for greater stakeholder input into the development of a provisional algorithm for each new cancer drug or indication to indicate how the new therapy could be used compared to existing funded treatments; and to indicate the impact on the sequence of use for other existing funded therapies to better support jurisdictional decision-making for drug reimbursement"; and
  • "streamline and reduce the duplication of administrative processes".

The reported changes follow a period (beginning March 2019) of consultation with stakeholders.

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