Drug Class Reviews

The ODPRN is not currently conducting drug class reviews at this time. 

The ODPRN has completed a total of 12 drug class reviews since 2013. These reviews were based on an innovative framework that incorporated systematic reviews and network meta-analysis, economic modeling, real-world prescribing and adherence, qualitative analysis of patient and clinician perspectives, and an environmental scan of listing across Canada. Research findings were synthesized to make recommendations to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care regarding public drug reimbursement policies.

Find out about our drug class review process.


All completed reviews contain the following:

  1. The final research plan: A detailed description of how each study was conducted within the drug class review;
  2. All final research reports: Includes a consolidated report of all research findings and proposed reimbursement options; and
  3. ResourcesSummaries and infographics to facilitate understanding of our drug class review findings.

List of completed reviews

Topic Launched Completed
Low Molecular Weight Heparin August 2015 May 2016
Treatment for Overactive Bladder April 2015 March 2016
Drugs for the Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder March 2015 December 2015
Allergen Immunotherapy  May 2015 October 2015
Treatments for Chronic Hepatitis B September 2014 September 2015
Cognitive Enhancers for Alzheimer's Disease November 2014 August 2015
Triptans for the Management of Acute Episodic Migraine August 2013 March 2014
Testosterone Replacement Therapy April 2014 December 2014
Respiratory Reviews November 2013 April 2015
Antipsychotics in the Elderly August 2014 May 2015
Please note that this report is NOT COMPLETE and is still in progress. Click below if you would like to continue.