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Implementation and Updates to the USMCA

Implementation and Updates to the USMCA

As of July 1st, the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA has officially begun being implemented. As such, it would be best to discuss the details and what this agreement means for stakeholders.  ...

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The Health and Safety of Avoiding Insect Bites

The Health and Safety of Avoiding Insect Bites

Although the incoming warm weather is welcomed by most, the insects that come with the weather are not as welcomed. Many people use insect repellent to aid in deterring insects and preventing irritating bites that may come with them. Insect repellent was originally...

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Health Canada: Hand Sanitizer Recall

Health Canada: Hand Sanitizer Recall

As we are well into the coronavirus pandemic, most people are aware of Health Canada’s methods of increasing hand sanitizer production by temporarily relaxing some regulations. It is easy to be confused or misunderstand these...

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Protection in the Summer: More than Sunscreen

Protection in the Summer: More than Sunscreen

We all know that sunscreen is important in protecting our skin from the damages caused by the sun, but did you know your hair is susceptible to the same damage? Although the damage cannot result in cancer as it can for the skin,...

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Protecting Your Skin in the Sunny Weather

Protecting Your Skin in the Sunny Weather

As most people are aware, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are harmful to the skin year round. However, as the warm weather invites people to spend more time outdoors, people are more exposed to the harmful UV rays. Increased exposure to UV...

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Health Canada’s Interim Guide on IPA Hand Sanitizers

Health Canada’s Interim Guide on IPA Hand Sanitizers

As the demand for hand sanitizer raises during the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Health Canada has seen an interest from many stakeholders in using isopropyl alcohol (IPA) as a basis of hand sanitizer. Health Canada obliged, releasing an Interim Guide on the...

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The Beauty Industry After the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Beauty Industry After the Coronavirus Pandemic

With many countries announcing or starting to implement their post COVID-19 pandemic re-opening strategies, it is important to review the plans and how the cosmetic and beauty industry will be impacted by these...

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Health Canada: Changing Up the Sample Game

Health Canada: Changing Up the Sample Game

Health Canada has recently released updates applicable to Natural Health Products and Non-Prescription Drug Regulations. Beginning July 1st, associated industries will be able to distribute certain types of these products as free samples. Distribution of NHP and...

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COVID-19 Impacts on Biomedical Technology Industry

COVID-19 Impacts on Biomedical Technology Industry

We have touched on many subjects regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, such as cosmetics, sanitization products, and updates to international regulations. However, there is one topic we have yet to discuss that has experienced a great impact during this difficult time, the...

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A Shift in Cosmetic Marketing Towards Mental Health

A Shift in Cosmetic Marketing Towards Mental Health

The coronavirus pandemic forced the cosmetic market to shift their marketing strategies to embrace the new normal. As people were encouraged to work from home and shift their social activities to an online format, the cosmetic industry shifted their advertisements to...

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