New at CADTH — April 2018


Project Line:
New at CADTH
Final Biosimilar Summary Dossier Issued:

Drug Reimbursement Recommendations

CADTH Common Drug Review (CDR)

CDR Update 135: Application Fees for CADTH Pharmaceutical Reviews — Adjustment

CADTH pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR)

pCODR Update 66: New Resource for Patient Groups Will Help Enhance Submissions to CADTH’s pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review

Cancer Drug Pipeline Information 
The Cancer Drug Pipeline Information for Patient Groups is updated each month.

CADTH Resources

Read the latest “Evidence Matters” column in Hospital News: “Optimal strategies for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.”

April is Oral Health Month. See our Evidence Bundle on Oral and Dental Health.

Read “CADTH produces Canadian inventory of DI equipment” in Canadian Healthcare Technology.

In Brief:

Resources to Address the Opioid Crisis

A new tool is available: Mind the Research Gaps — Treating Opioid Use Disorder. This tool highlights evidence requested for decision-making: what we found and what we did not find.

Rapid Response: Metadol Liquid, Methadose, and Compounded Methadone in Patients Using Opioid Agonist Therapy: Comparative Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Environmental Scan: Policies to Reduce Harms from the Concomitant Use of Opioids and Central Nervous System Depressant Drugs

Health Technology Management Products

Rapid Response 
Reports completed in March.

Recent Summaries of Evidence With Critical Appraisals Include:

Health Technology Assessment

Issues in Emerging Health Technologies

Horizon Scan Roundup — 2017 — Part 2

Optimal Use

The Canadian Medical Imaging Inventory, 2017  was launched at the 2018 CADTH Symposium. The video recording will soon be available on our website.

Environmental Scan

News and Events

Don’t Miss Out! The Call for Nominations Deadline is April 27, 2018 
CADTH is looking for multiple, new, qualified members to join our advisory and expert committees ― including patient, public, and expert members such as methodologists, clinicians, and economists. This is an exciting opportunity to become involved in the important contributions CADTH makes to the health care system. The deadline to submit a nomination closes Friday, April 27, 2018, at 4 p.m. EDT. Complete details can be found on our website at

HTAi 2018 Vancouver 
CADTH is pleased to be co-hosting the HTAi 2018 Annual Meeting in Vancouver from June 1 to 5, 2018. Register today!

Our 2018 CADTH Symposium — Managing Health Technologies: Supporting Appropriate, Affordable, and Accessible Care — was another great success and we thank everyone who was able to attend despite some weather-related challenges that affected travel! Held April 15 to 17 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, more than 650 delegates — academics, health care and government-decision-makers, health practitioners, patient and industry representatives, and CADTH staff — gathered to talk about health technology management. Dr. Brian O’Rourke and Dr. Maureen Trudeau were interviewed on CBC Information Morning Nova Scotia on April 17.

We were pleased to recognize Dr. Tony Fields and Dr. Michelle Mujoomdar for their contributions to the field of health technology assessment during our Recognition Awards Luncheon:

CADTH Recognizes “Rising Star” Dr. Michelle Mujoomdar

CADTH Honours Dr. Tony Fields, “Father” of Cancer-Related Health Technology Assessment in Canada

Articles about the 2018 CADTH Symposium:

CADTH — “Deputy Ministers Call Out Patient Engagement as Key to Transforming Health Care.” 
CMAJ — “Opioids and pharmacare top of mind at annual CADTH meeting,” and “Low awareness about CADTH among practising doctors in Canada.

Photos, Presentations, and Videos 
You can also see photos from the event on the CADTH Flickr page. Don’t hesitate to share these with your networks! Looking for a presentation from one of our concurrent panel or oral sessions? Check out the Symposium website. And stay tuned for recordings of the three plenary live streams, the CMII launch, and the webinar on opioids.

Tell Us What You Think

We love hearing how our products and services are influencing health care policies, clinical practices, and patient outcomes. If you have a success story to share, please get in touch with your CADTH Liaison Officer.

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