Category: OTC Drugs

New Guidance from Health Canada- Vanessa’s Law

New Guidance from Health Canada- Vanessa’s Law

This week Health Canada published two draft guidance documents regarding regulations falling under Vanessa’s Law. Also known as Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act, Vanessa’s law amends the Food & ...

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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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The Basics- FDA OTC Drug Applications

The Basics- FDA OTC Drug Applications

Over the Counter (OTC) or non-prescription drugs are therapeutic products considered to be safe and effective to be used by consumers without treatment from a health professional. There are currently ...

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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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Rob was a Featured Speaker at TRI Princeton’s “The Science Behind Hair Claims” Conference

Rob was a Featured Speaker at TRI Princeton’s “The Science Behind Hair Claims” Conference

On May 16, 2017 Focal Point Research Inc.’s CEO Rob Ross-Fichtner gave two lectures at the famous hair science research Institute, TRI Princeton, located in Princeton New Jersey. TRI was ...

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Batch vs. Continuous Manufacturing- Which One is Right for You?

Recent advances in manufacturing technology have encouraged many companies to make the switch from batch to continuous manufacturing. The transition has huge potential in the pharmaceutical industry. How do you ...

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FDA Labelling Changes for Children’s Use of Codeine and Tramadol Products

FDA Labelling Changes for Children’s Use of Codeine and Tramadol Products

Codeine and Tramadol are narcotics frequently included in medications to treat pain or cough. A safety review launched by the FDA in 2015 found that the drugs have serious risks ...

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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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