Patented Medicines

In what is becoming a holiday tradition, the coming into force of amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations has been again delayed by six months. The amendments were scheduled to come into force on January 1, 2022 having previously been scheduled for July 2021, January 2021, and July 2020 (see earlier post). The amendments generally relate to factors to be considered by the PMPRB for pricing patented medicines.

Federal Courts Rules

As mentioned last week, amendments to the Federal Courts Rules are being made, and were published in the Canada Gazette today for:

Federal Courts Rules

Amendments to the Federal Courts Rules coming into force in January, have been registered. The amendments include expansion to Rule 3 to focus on ‘outcome’ and proportionality rather than ‘determination’, explicit powers to limit examinations (rule 87.1) and a rule specifically for motions in writing at the Federal Court of Appeal (rule 369.2), among other things.

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