Bringing a drug or a natural health product to market in Canada involves applying for an 8-digit numerical code, called a DIN for drugs, or an NPN for natural health […] Read More >>
Monkeypox, the disease caused by the animal-to-human transmission of the Monkeypox virus, is a zoonosis of the Orthopoxvirus genus within the Poxviridae family. While appearing similar to smallpox, it is […] Read More >>
On July 20, 2022, Health Canada published amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR), introducing new regulations for supplemented foods as a category. These new regulations continue to protect […] Read More >>
New labelling requirements announced by Health Canada in Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 156, Number 14 titled “Regulations Amending the Natural Health Products Regulations” have come into effect as of […] Read More >>
The cost to obtain an MDEL (Medical Device Establishment Licence) and MDL (Medical Device Licence) in Canada depends on the medical device’s classification. In this blog, we will break down […] Read More >>
Bioanalysis is the quantitative evaluation of analytes/substances in biological matrices such as tissue, blood, serum, urine, or other body fluids. Bioanalytical testing involves using a validated bioanalytical method for the […] 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 >>
In May of 2019, Health Canada announced a “Notice of Consultation on the Prescription Drug List: Vitamin D”. This notice opened up to public consultation the proposal to amend the Prescription […] Read More >>
In Canada, prior to July 1, 2020, drugs, which are inclusive of prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs (also called over-the-counter [OTC] pharmaceuticals), and natural health products (NHPs), were not permitted to […] 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 >>
Be aware that Health Canada is actively testing “Performance Supplements” on the market. Implementation of a quality program in accordance with GMP is the only way to ensure product integrity and avoid enforcement actions. 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Last summer, Health Canada implemented the Plain Language Labelling criteria for non-prescription products and has mandated that by June 30, 2021, all products must be compliant at the retail level. […] Read More >>