Organization: Rx&D

CIHR spearheads $1.5-million clinical trials centre

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is contributing $750,000 towards the establishment of a Canadian Clinical Trials Coordinating Centre (CCTCC) to help reverse the decline in clinical trial investment in Canada. CIHR funding will be matched by the industry association Rx&D as well as $45,000 and in-kind contributions from the recently merged Association of…

Feds make changes to drug patent legislation

The federal government has introduced changes to the regulations governing patented medicines that is says will strengthen the economy “by restoring certainty, predictability and balance to Canada’s intellectual property framework for pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals”. Effective October 5/06, the changes to Health Canada regulations extend the period of market exclusivity for new and innovative drugs from…