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 Procedures.

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.

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