Hi and welcome to my Blog dedicated to sharing ideas and information about Canadian pharmaceutical pricing issues, with a specific focus on Canada’s federal regulator of patented drugs, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board or PMPRB. Probably not the most scintillating topic for most I realize, but here’s how I got here …
In July of 2013, after more than 20 years of working in OTC and pharmaceutical health care – the last eight as Vice President, Government Affairs at Paladin Labs – I acted on a long-held dream and started my own consulting practice. My decision to focus on PMPRB matters and pharmaceutical pricing simply flowed from the fact that I have always had a passion for dealing with PMPRB related issues.
Over the years, I have been responsible for an extensive number of PMPRB files and have generated some exceptional results (see Testimonials). As Malcolm Gladwell would say I have put in my 10,000 hours – and then some. And my training as a lawyer gives me a unique understanding of the federal legislation and principles of administrative law upon which the PMPRB operates.
My goal is very simple: I want to provide exceptional results and service to a short list of smart and interesting clients. When you hire Free Markets Consulting, you are hiring me: I am the one who will take your phone calls, meet with you, write your submissions and advocate on your behalf.
If you have questions or issues related to the PMPRB or Canadian pharmaceutical pricing, please contact me and let’s get started!
Michael Freeman LL.B, MBA