Brent Fraser

Vice President, Pharmaceutical Reviews


Brent Fraser is CADTH Vice-President, Pharmaceutical Reviews, with responsibility for the CADTH drug products and services including the CADTH Common Drug Review (CDR), the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR).


Brent is dedicated to building a team-based, client-oriented culture that values leadership, excellence, collaboration, and responsiveness. He champions customer service, business discipline, and ongoing process improvement, and he challenges his team to deliver high-quality, relevant, and timely assessments of drugs using the best available science, tools, and methodologies.


Brent is known for his strength as a thoughtful, listening, and collaborative leader who is adept at translating evidence into recommendations and actions. He combines a pharmacist’s appreciation for the clinical and human implications of his work with almost two decades of strategic experience within the largest public drug plan in the country.


Prior to joining CADTH in 2015, Brent held a variety of positions within the Ontario Public Drug Programs, where he was a key leader in the development of a pan-Canadian approach to pharmaceutical negotiations. Prior to that he was a pharmacist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.


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Agenda: Day 1 Oct 5, 2020

Agenda: Day 2 Oct 6, 2020

12:00 pm

12:00 pm

Presentation: QUEBEC UPDATE

Prepare for the Potential National Implications of Québec’s New PLA System

In early summer 2021, INESSS announced a change in their guidelines for listing applications. Investigate how these revisions could potentially be picked up throughout the rest of the country, and arm your team with the knowledge to prepare for potential changes by:

  • Reviewing the learnings to-date in the Québec market

Understanding why INESSS / Québec

  • were driven to institute these particular changes
  • Gaining valuable insight into specifics you may have missed

Position your company to succeed in an uncertain environment with a solid public PLA strategy