Health Canada has recently released an Interim Order (IO) for the importation and sale of Class-IV medical devices used to diagnose, treat, or prevent COVID-19. **note: An interim order is […] Read More >>
Recent news about an employee testing positive for COVID-19 has prompted the Canadian Federal Inspection Agency (CFIA) to release update guidance about preventing and responding to COVID-19 in meat slaughter […] Read More >>
Health Canada has recently announced a number of actions they’re taking in the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. These actions involve temporary exemptions for the importation of disinfectants/hand sanitizers and […] 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 >>
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 >>
Novel foods are defined as “foods that have not been historically consumed or have been produced using new processes” and are becoming more common in the food industry. Advances in […] Read More >>
Natural Health Products (NHPs) are widely purchased and used by many Canadians. Consumers have the expectation that natural health products are fit for their purpose and there is a reasonable […] Read More >>
Between February and April of 2017, Health Canada inspectors visited 23 domestic Canadian Site Licence holders in order to assess their compliance with the Natural Health Product Good Manufacturing Practices. […] 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 >>
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 >>
Deadline for GTE Attestation: November 14, 2018 It’s been almost a year since the safety review of green tea extract was released by Health Canada, and November 14, 2018, is […] Read More >>