Vol. 2 No. 6 (2022): June
Reimbursement Recommendations

Ospemifene (Osphena)

Published June 1, 2022

Key Messages

  • CADTH recommends that Osphena should be reimbursed by public drug plans for the treatment of postmenopausal women with moderate to severe dyspareunia and/or vaginal dryness, symptoms of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), a component of genitourinary syndrome of menopause, if certain conditions are met.
  • Osphena should only be covered for patients who share the same characteristics as patients who are eligible for vaginal estrogen products that are currently reimbursed by public drug plans for the treatment of postmenopausal VVA.
  • Osphena should only be reimbursed if it is not used with other estrogen therapies and if treatment with Osphena does not cost more than treatment with the least costly vaginal estrogen product currently reimbursed for postmenopausal VVA.