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Buprenorphine hydrochloride

Last Updated: March 22, 2019
Result type: Reports
Project Number: SR0550-000
Product Line: Reimbursement Review

Generic Name: buprenorphine hydrochloride

Brand Name: Probuphine

Manufacturer: Knight Therapeutics Inc.

Therapeutic Area: Opioid drug dependence, treatment

Indications: Opioid drug dependence, treatment

Submission Type: Initial

Project Status: Complete

Biosimilar: No

Date Recommendation Issued: August 22, 2018

Recommendation Type: Reimburse with clinical criteria and/or conditions

Fee Schedule: Schedule A

Key Milestones2

Call for patient input posted November 22, 2017
Patient group input closed January 18, 2018

- No patient input submission received

Submission received December 21, 2017
Submission accepted for review January 12, 2018
Review initiated January 15, 2018
Draft CADTH review report(s) sent to applicant April 03, 2018
Comments from applicant on draft CADTH review report(s) received April 12, 2018
Redaction requests from applicant on draft CADTH review report(s) received April 19, 2018

- No redactions requested by the applicant

CADTH review team's comments on draft CADTH review report(s) sent to applicant May 04, 2018
Canadian Drug Expert Committee (CDEC) meeting May 16, 2018
CDEC recommendation & redacted CADTH review report(s) sent to applicant and drug plans May 29, 2018
Embargo period ended and validation of redacted CADTH review report(s) received June 12, 2018

- Reconsideration requested

Applicant's request for reconsideration placed on CDEC agenda August 15, 2018
CDEC Final Recommendation issued to applicant and drug plans August 22, 2018
CDEC Final Recommendation posted August 24, 2018
Final CADTH review report(s) and patient input posted September 17, 2018