OTTAWA, Feb. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to open, transparent,and merit-based selection processes for Governor-in-Council (GIC) appointments.
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced the appointment of Dr. Mitchell Levine as Chairperson of the
Dr. Levine has served as Member and Vice-Chairperson of the Board since March 3, 2011. He is a professor in the departments of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. As well, Dr. Levine is director of the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines at St. Joseph's Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario.
The PMPRB is an independent quasi-judicial body established by Parliament in 1987 under the Patent Act to increase patent protection for pharmaceutical products. The PMPRB has an important consumer mandate to regulate the prices of patented medicines in Canada to ensure they are not excessive.
"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Levine as Chairperson of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. Dr. Levine is a distinguished member of the medical community and brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to this position. I am confident that he will provide excellent leadership to the Board's efforts to strengthen our healthcare system."
Ginette Petitpas TaylorMinister of Health
SOURCE Health Canada
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