Better know a Canadian institution: the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board was created in 1987 as a function of Health Canada. Its job is to set the maximum price for patented drugs so that Big Pharma can’t screw sick people too hard.

The chairs of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board have been:

Harry C. Eastman, 1987-95.
Robert Elgie, 1995-2005.
Réal Sureau (acting), 2005-06.
Brien Georges Benoit, 2006-10.
Mary Catherine Lindberg, 2010-now.

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