Payers, Policy & Pricing: A Head Start on Market Access for Canadian Healthcare Entrepreneurs

Debbie Milliken presents at JLABS @ Toronto on June 15th with other market access experts.

“Introduction to Market Access” workshop for Canadian healthcare startups.

Topics include:

  • Background on each stage of market access:
    – HTA
    – Pricing
    – Working with Payers to Secure Drug Coverage (Public & Private)
  • A deeper dive into Public & Private Payers
  • How startups should approach & prepare for market access

BMJ Open publication assesses early impact of pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance

Debbie Milliken collaborates with co-authors Jaya Venkatesh, Rebecca Yu, Zhuo Su, Melissa Thompson, Dean Eurich on BMJ Open publication assessing the early impact of the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance.

BMJ Open 2015;5:e008100 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008100
Comparison of drug coverage in Canada before and after the establishment of the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance


Debbie Milliken presents on Pan-Canadian Pricing Alliance at CAHR Conference

The Canadian Association of Healthcare Reimbursement (CAHR) hosts “Biologics – What does the Future Hold?” on June 11, 2014 in Toronto.

Debbie Milliken, Managing Director, MILLREED Enterprises Ltd presents on the Pan-Canadian Pricing Alliance (PCPA) and implications for biologic drugs.

  • Recent changes affecting Biologics – How many Biologics have made it through the process?
  • Special considerations for Biologics?
  • Update on IMB Report



Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer

The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, benefiting the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre took place on June 7th and 8th, 2014.  This year’s ride raised over $20 million and included 5,212 riders.  Debbie Milliken, Managing Director MILLREED Enterprises Ltd took part in the event.  Congratulations to all riders and crew on this fabulous accomplishment and supporting the fundraising efforts of one of the world’s five top cancer research institutions!



April is “be a donor” month

Consider registering or spreading the word.  One donor can save 8 lives – Learn more b6P2q6z-be a donor


April is Daffodil Month

logo_ccsSharing a quote from the Canadian Cancer Society – “To some the daffodil is just a flower. For us, it is a symbol of strength and courage. It says we will not give up. It says we will fight against cancer and we will win.”



January 28, 2014 is Bell Let’s Talk Day


Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every:

  • Text message sent*
  • Mobile and long distance call made*
  • Tweet using #BellLetsTalk
  • Facebook share of our Bell Let’s Talk image

Visit for tools to contribute to the conversation on mental health.


January is Alzheimer Awareness Month







Learn more this month about Alzheimer Disease.  The Alzheimer Society of Canada hosts the Walk for Memories.


Pan Am Games 2015 Toronto Calling for Volunteers

TO2015 Looking for Medical Volunteers
If you have medical qualifications and experience — and would like to volunteer at the upcoming TORONTO 2015 Games — the medical services team is being led by TO2015’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Julia Alleyne.

If you’re interested, or know someone who is, in receiving more information about future medical-specific volunteer opportunities with the Games and attach a copy of your résumé.panam_logo_en