Category: Natural Health Products

Commentary: Health Canada’s Proposed Consumer Health Product Framework

Commentary: Health Canada’s Proposed Consumer Health Product Framework

Health Canada is considering sweeping changes to how they regulate cosmetics, OTC drugs and Natural Health Products. It is a revolutionary approach which would regulate all products in these categories ...

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Update- Current Health Canada Self Care Proposal Consultations

Update- Current Health Canada Self Care Proposal Consultations

Following the announcement of the proposed risk based self care product regulatory framework, Health Canada has undertaken several consultations with stakeholders. The consultation process provides more information, allows stakeholders to ...

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Sunscreen Safety- The Benefits Far Outweigh the Risks

Sunscreen Safety- The Benefits Far Outweigh the Risks

Sunscreen safety is a hot topic this summer. As consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with the ingredients contained in their skincare products, sunscreen has come under fire from several angles. ...

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CVS Corporate Restructuring Brings Changes for Dietary Supplements Suppliers

CVS Corporate Restructuring Brings Changes for Dietary Supplements Suppliers

CVS Pharmacy recently announced a major restructuring of its stores and product offerings, with an emphasis on dietary supplements and cosmetics. CVS owns and operates over 9,700 pharmacies across the ...

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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 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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Health Canada to Assess GMP Compliance with 23 NHP Site Visits

Health Canada to Assess GMP Compliance with 23 NHP Site Visits

Health Canada’s Regulatory Operations and Regions Branch (RORB) announced their new Compliance Monitoring Program (CMP) for NHPs last week. The program is part of efforts stemming from a recent commitment ...

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Curcumin Not the Cure-All It Was Thought To Be

Curcumin Not the Cure-All It Was Thought To Be

Curcumin is one of many components that are found in turmeric. This spice has been used throughout history in cooking, dyes, religious ceremonies and medical treatments. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric ...

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FTC Cracks Down on Homeopathic Drug Claims

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on November 15th that OTC homeopathic drug claims will be held to the same standard as other products making comparable claims.  The FTC ...

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