Monthly archives for March, 2016

SUNSCREENS AND CONSUMER HEALTH PRODUCTS

  Health Canada is in the process of reviewing the requirements for topical consumer health products like sunscreens and acne products.  The intention is to simplify the requirements and make ...

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MI/MCI News Update

The Canadian cosmetics industry has won an important concession pertaining to the phase-out of leave on cosmetics using the preservative system Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI).  Previously, Health Canada had ...

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Health Canada and the FDA: Key Regulatory Bodies in North America

Cosmetics, nutritional supplements, drugs and even medical devices have existed in one form or another throughout history, but the greatest scientific progress has occurred in the last 100 years. With ...

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OTC Drug News Update: Aspirin Taken Regularly is shown to Reduce Cancer Risk

A recent study published March 3rd, 2016 within JAMA Oncology Journal examined the potential benefits of aspirin use for overall and specific cancer prevention in the context of screening.  This ...

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Halal: After Foods

Halal is an Arabic term meaning “permissible” or “allowed” according to Islamic law.  This term covers not only food and drinks but also other products in daily life such as ...

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Medical Device Consultants: What you need to Know

The term Medical Devices, as defined in the Canadian Food and Drugs Act “covers a wide range of health or medical instruments used in the treatment, mitigation, diagnosis or prevention ...

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The Crisis in Cosmetic Consulting: Ingredient Bans

The Crisis in Cosmetic Consulting: Ingredient Bans

In late February, our president Rob Ross-Fichtner spoke at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists dinner conference in Montreal, Quebec on the “Crisis in Cosmetics: Surviving the Endless Bans of Ingredients”. ...

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