Category: Our View

7 Ways You Can Reduce Your Packaging Waste Part 3- Recycle

7 Ways You Can Reduce Your Packaging Waste Part 3- Recycle

So far in the Where Does It Go? blog series we have covered how to reduce and reuse packaging. This week we will talk about how to effectively recycle packaging ...

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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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7 Ways You Can Reduce Your Packaging Waste Part 2- Reusing

7 Ways You Can Reduce Your Packaging Waste Part 2- Reusing

Last week we covered how to reduce the amount of packaging you buy in the first place. But sometimes this just isn’t possible. Reusing packaging is the next best option ...

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What’s the Value of a Patent?

What’s the Value of a Patent?

Young entrepreneurs always tell me “I want to get a patent on my formula so no one can copy me”. To which I reply, “if your idea is any good ...

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Where Does It Go?- The Global Packaging Waste Crisis

Where Does It Go?- The Global Packaging Waste Crisis

Consumers of cosmetics and beauty products have raced to natural and organic products out of concerns about “chemicals” and the perception that natural ingredients are better. It’s strange that there ...

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March for Cosmetic Science: Why Consumer Perceptions Need to Stop Influencing Ingredient Restrictions- Our View

March for Cosmetic Science: Why Consumer Perceptions Need to Stop Influencing Ingredient Restrictions- Our View

In April, hundreds of thousands of people around the globe took part in over 600 rallies that were part of the “March for Science”. While the demonstrations specifically targeted issues ...

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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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22Mar

National Co-op Week- FPR’s Experience

National Co-op Week- FPR’s Experience

Co-operative Education (Co-op) is a growing program across North American Universities and Colleges. Students from a wide range of disciplines spend several semesters alternating academic studies with working in paid ...

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Opinion: Why All Sunscreens Should be Regulated as Natural Health Products in Canada

In Canada, sunscreens are sold as either Drugs or Natural Health Products (NHPs). Sunscreens are considered NHPs if their active ingredients are either titanium or zinc oxide. All other sunscreens ...

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