Monthly archives for April, 2017
27Apr

Why Pharmacovigilance Is Needed for Cosmetics- Our View

Why Pharmacovigilance Is Needed for Cosmetics- Our View

Drug products go through extensive review before approval by Health Canada and the US FDA. However, the oversight by these regulators does not end there. Drug companies are obliged to ...

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Health Canada Consultation on Consumer Product Framework—Our View

Health Canada Consultation on Consumer Product Framework—Our View

In 2016 Health Canada began a consultation on an innovative and progressive concept to regulate cosmetics, OTC drugs and Natural Health Products. If brought to life, the idea would regulate ...

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Health Canada and the Canadian Border Services Agency Cracking Down on Imported Cosmetic Labels

Health Canada and the Canadian Border Services Agency Cracking Down on Imported Cosmetic Labels

Recently, there has been increased activity from Health Canada and the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) in relation to cosmetics being imported into Canada. The CBSA has authority under the ...

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Health Canada Holding Consultations on Regulation of Personal Care Products

Health Canada Holding Consultations on Regulation of Personal Care Products

Health Canada is holding consultations on a very progressive new system to regulate Personal Care Products. After consultation in Fall 2016 on the proposed risk based regulatory framework for personal ...

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Acceptable Claims in Canada Part 3- Natural Health Products

Acceptable Claims in Canada Part 3- Natural Health Products

What are Natural Health Products? Natural Health Products (NHPs) are a subset of drugs regulated under the Natural Health Products Regulations in Canada. They are defined as “a substance or ...

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Acceptable Claims in Canada Part 2- Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs

Acceptable Claims in Canada Part 2- Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs

What are Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs? In Canada, drugs are defined as “articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease” and “articles (other ...

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Acceptable Claims in Canada Part 1- Cosmetics

Acceptable Claims in Canada Part 1- Cosmetics

What is a Cosmetic? In Canada, cosmetic products are defined as “a substance or mixture of substances intended for use in cleansing, improving or altering the complexion, skin hair or ...

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