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Health Canada Extension on Nitrosamine Risk Assessments

Health Canada Extension on Nitrosamine Risk Assessments

Earlier this year, information about new regulations and requirements put in place by Health Canada for product’s containing nitrosamine impurities was released. These regulations are applicable to prescription and non-prescription pharmaceuticals containing...

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Updates to FDA Regulations for COVID-19 Essential Products

Updates to FDA Regulations for COVID-19 Essential Products

The U.S. FDA has released new regulations for essential products that will aid in limiting the spread of coronavirus, such as sanitizers. These new regulations have been placed into effect immediately and are being modified and reintroduced in order to minimize the...

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Health Canada’s Actions to Minimize the Spread of COVID-19

Health Canada’s Actions to Minimize the Spread of COVID-19

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the government’s regulatory bodies have decided to take supportive steps to discourage the spread of the virus. These steps include temporarily modifying the regulatory process for disinfectant and sanitization products to allow...

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Less Testing for Imported Low-Risk OTC Drugs – Temporarily

Less Testing for Imported Low-Risk OTC Drugs – Temporarily

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada continue to put their best efforts forward with assisting the supply and demand of products for Canadians amidst the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Canada has expanded their previously released DEL...

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COVID-19 Impact on Cosmetic and Medical Device Industry

COVID-19 Impact on Cosmetic and Medical Device Industry

COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has been of increasing public concern in recent months and has now infected over 100 000 people worldwide. The rise of cases has had a clear impact on industries and the economy, and the cosmetic and medical device...

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Patents: Misconceptions and Watch-Outs”.

Patents: Misconceptions and Watch-Outs”.

An entrepreneur recently told me she had discovered a new use for an old molecule. She was not sure about moving ahead with it because patent protection was not solid. I said “so what”, just to be provocative. Then I told her that having patent protection was not the...

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New Hair and Skin Models Indicate an Animal Friendly Future

New Hair and Skin Models Indicate an Animal Friendly Future

The new year has just begun, and it is already friendlier than last year- at least more animal friendly that is! It is clear in today’s society that cruelty-free products are very important to cosmetic consumers and will likely continue to increase in importance....

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