Advance Ruling Certificates
Under the Patent Act, the Board may issue a non-binding Advance Ruling Certificate on the price of a patented drug product at the request of the patentee. This requires the patentee to clearly establish that the proposed price of the patented drug product would not exceed the maximum average potential price as provided by the Board's Compendium of Policies, Guidelines and
Advance Ruling Certificates can be subject to public consultation through the Notice and Comment process.
VIREAD – Issued June 3, 2004
Advance Ruling Certificate Reasons
VIAGRA – Issued March 29, 1999
PHOTOFRIN – Issued March 3, 1995
Advance Ruling Certificates issued prior to 2004 can be obtained by contacting the PMPRB.