Health Canada releases statistical report

The Therapeutic Products Directorate of Health Canada has released its statistical report for 2017/2018. The report summarises applications for patents on new pharmaceutical products in Canada.

The report notes a small increase in applications over previous years, however the rejection rate has climbed (now standing at more than 10%), resulting in fewer overall additions to the Register than the preceding two years.

Perhaps most significantly, the proportion of new entries which are biologics has climbed from 20% three and four years ago, and biologics now narrowly outnumber conventional pharmaceuticals.

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Published 30. August 2018 in News, News Canada