OTTAWA, June 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to open, transparentand merit-based selection processes for Governor in Council appointments.
Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced the appointments of Dr. Ingrid Sketris and Mr. Matthew
Dr. Ingrid Sketris is a licensed pharmacist and professor at the College of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University, with appointments to Medicine and Health Services Administration. She is a leader in pharmacy, and has served as President of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada and as a board member of the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs.
Mr. Matthew Herder is an Associate Professor with the Health Law Institute and the Faculties of Medicine and Law at Dalhousie University. Professor Herder's research focuses on biomedical innovation policy, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property law.
The PMPRB is an independent quasi-judicial body established by Parliament in 1987 under the Patent Act. The PMPRB protects and informs Canadians by ensuring that the prices of patented medicines sold in Canada are not excessive and by reporting on pharmaceutical trends.
"I am very pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Ingrid Sketris and Mr. Matthew Herder to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. Dr. Sketris has worked extensively to improve drug safety, effectiveness and affordability, and Professor Herder is a prominent member of the academic community who works at the intersection between pharmaceutical innovation and patent law."
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas TaylorMinister of Health
SOURCE Health Canada
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