dicentra Global Certifications (dicentra GC), an ISO 17065 accredited certification body based in Toronto, Ontario, has announced a new partnership with World Quality Services (WQS) Group, a key player in […] Read More >>
Clinical trials can be overwhelming for many in the industry as they can be complex, long, and costly. However, smaller companies can conduct small well-designed trials (open label, or pilot study […] Read More >>
CHFA East 2019 has wrapped up another successful conference and trade show. From numerous educational sessions to new products at the tradeshow, there was a lot of great information and […] Read More >>
Has having a natural health product license application just getting accepted into the queue felt like an accomplishment? Have you been waiting on an Application Acknowledgement Letter (AAL) from the Natural […] Read More >>
The Influencer Marketing Steering Committee of Advertising Standards recently published Disclosure Guidelines for social media earlier this year. The guidance document illustrates various influencer marketing do’s and don’ts as per industry […] Read More >>
We’re excited to be a Platinum Sponsor at CHFA East 2019 from September 12-15. The Toronto Metro Convention Centre will be home to Canada’s largest conference and trade show dedicated […] Read More >>
Veterinary Health Products (VHPs) are low-risk drug products administered to companion animals or food-producing animals to promote or maintain their health.  VHPs are overseen by Health Canada (specifically the Human […] Read More >>
Only health products that Health Canada authorizes for sale in Canada may be advertised. Thankfully, specific requirements exist for advertisements of prescription drugs to consumers for the best interest of […] Read More >>
Health Canada defines Natural Health Products (NHPs) as “naturally occurring substance that are used for the number of reasons such as the prevention or treatment of an illness or condition, […] Read More >>
Health Canada has provided a framework for acceptable means of advertising for natural health products (NHP’s). “Guidelines for Consumer Advertising of Health Products” is a document that provides guidance for consumer-directed advertis Read More >>
Software is used extensively in medical devices for gathering, monitoring, and transmitting data to healthcare professionals and clinical technicians. Although software can be an extremely useful tool as a medical […] Read More >>
What are Clinical Trials? Clinical trials are a type of biomedical research that is conducted to help doctors and researchers learn more about health, diseases, and effective treatments in order […] Read More >>
One of Health Canada’s largest initiatives in the past few years has been the Self-Care Framework, which implements a different approach to regulating products, that are purchased and applied directly […] Read More >>
Health claims are integral to the success of Natural Health Products (NHPs) here in Canada. They provide products with a competitive edge in the marketplace and consumers with the information […] Read More >>
Health Canada has recently announced the initiation of the Stop Illegal Marketing of Drugs and Devices (SIM-DD) program. Health Canada’s introduction of this particular program is part of its contribution […] Read More >>
Supplemented Foods and Caffeinated Energy Drinks (CEDs) is a growing market within Canada. Primarily products in this category are ready-to-drink (RTD) beverages, Beverages mixes/concentrates or CED. However, temporary marketing authorization […] Read More >>
On February 11, 2019, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced that the regulatory framework for dietary supplements is expected to change. It has been determined that changes are necessary due […] Read More >>
There is an undeniable truth that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the next frontier for the healthcare industry. Several sources have already pegged the market to be worth $36.1 billion by […] Read More >>
FDA Issues New Guidance Documents for Nutrition and Supplements  The FDA has updated the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels. The update was in response to comments received on the draft […] Read More >>
The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) handbook was recently published to help businesses understand the requirements and the implications they may have. Now that 2019 is just around the […] Read More >>