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Fraser Institute Media Advisory: How will Ottawa's proposed changes to pharmaceutical pricing affect patients with rare diseases? New study coming Tuesday, Aug. 28


TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on Canadian health-care policy.

Regulatory, Reimbursement and Pricing Barriers to Accessing Drugs for Rare Disorders in Canada spotlights how Canadians suffering from rare diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, could be affected by the Trudeau government's proposed changes to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB)—a federal body that regulates the prices of all patented medicines in Canada.

A news release with additional information will be issued via GlobeNewswire on Aug. 28 at 5:00 a.m. (Eastern).

Dr. Nigel Rawson, Senior Fellow
Fraser Institute

To arrange media interviews or for more information, please contact:
Bryn Weese
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
(604) 688-0221 ext. 589

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