Health Canada’s use of Interim Orders (IOs) has allowed for the exceptional importation and sale of Medical Devices (MDs) to help prevent shortages in relation to COVID-19. To date, Health […] Read More >>
As innovation continues to evolve in digital health technologies, Health Canada is undertaking an adaptive initiative to support better access to those therapeutic products, especially in relation to medical devices. […] Read More >>
Health Canada has announced December 14, 2022, as the new date for when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) updated food labelling regulations (which came into effect on December 14, […] Read More >>
The temporary exemptions for the importation of hand sanitizers, which was announced March 27, 2020, as part of the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directory (NNHPD)’s interim measures have now […] Read More >>
In addition to governing pharmaceutical and medical device research, Health Canada provides oversight and approval of nutraceutical clinical research and natural health products conducted in Canada. This integrated approach allows […] Read More >>
The Safe Food for Canadians Act & Regulations came into force on January 15, 2019, and had outlined compliance dates in 2020 and 2021 based on the type of food […] Read More >>
On April 1, the Ontario Government announced a $50 million fund called “The Ontario Together Fund” which is intended to help businesses produce essential medical products amid the COVID-19 pandemic. […] Read More >>
The team at dicentra has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and has been active in taking the necessary steps to help protect the health and safety of both our […] Read More >>
With the recent announcement that Coronovirus has gone pandemic, consumers are flooding supermarkets, and preparing for indeterminate periods of self-isolation. All the while the marketplace is reeling, seeing demand for […] Read More >>
Companies following the media coverage surrounding Coronavirus may be interested to know that their Broad Spectrum viricides could be eligible to be used as an Expected Claim related to Emerging […] Read More >>
Based on what is currently known about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and similar coronaviruses that cause SARS (Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), the most common […] 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
by Peter Wojewnik Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Toronto- 37,000 Canadians use medical marijuana to soothe a variety of illnesses, including chronic pain, epilepsy, nausea, loss of appetite due to chemotherapy […] Read More >>
FDA consultant and NHP consultant dicentra joins forces with not-for-profit Vitamin Angels to bring vitamins and minerals to pregnant women, new mothers and children under five in communities in need. dicentra, FDA […] Read More >>
Reprinted from Functional Ingredients Many are already aware of Canada’s much more stringent and cumbersome regulatory model for supplements (called Natural Health Products, or NHPs, in Canada). Every product needs […] Read More >>
March 26, 2013: dicentra conducted its first webinar of 2013. Critical American and Canadian updates including FDA’s proposed rules to amend cGMPs for food facilities under FSMA, the FDA’s Draft […] Read More >>
Reprinted from Newhope 360 On Jan. 2, a new set of rules from Health Canada came into effect to limit allowable caffeine in food products. Single-serving beverages may now contain […] Read More >>