Vol. 1 No. 12 (2021)
Reimbursement Reviews

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)

Published December 16, 2021

Key Messages

  • CADTH reimbursement reviews are comprehensive assessments of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, as well as patient and clinician perspectives, of a drug or drug class.
  • The assessments inform non-binding recommendations that help guide the reimbursement decisions of Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial governments, with the exception of Quebec.
  • This review assesses pembrolizumab (Keytruda) 200 mg in adults or 2 mg/kg in pediatrics administered intravenously every 3 weeks.
  • Indication: Treatment of adult and pediatric patients with refractory or relapsed cHL, as monotherapy, who have failed ASCT, or who are not candidates for multi-agent salvage chemotherapy and ASCT.