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CDR History

The early history of the CADTH Common Drug Review (CDR)

Written by two instrumental staff who helped set CDR’s foundation, Barb Shea and Elaine MacPhail shed light on the Canadian landscape as the country readied itself for a single drug review process leading up to the early 2000s. The CDR History includes the federal, provincial, and territorial collaboration that resulted in 18 drug plans working together; and ultimately how CCOHTA, which is today CADTH, reinforced its expertise and resources to welcome the CDR initiative into its fold, where it continues to grow today.