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Extension of Period of Validity for Site Licenses

Extension of Period of Validity for Site Licenses

If you have a Site License set to expire by March 31, 2021, the NNHPD is providing an extension for the site license period of validity until June 01, 2021. This is due to license renewal delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension is applicable to...

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Face Masks – Innovation and Opportunity

Face Masks – Innovation and Opportunity

It is hard to imagine that just one year ago we were shopping and eating in restaurants without fear and without face coverings. Since then, the use of facemasks and face shields has become commonplace even to the point that we feel naked without them when out in...

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The Sunshine Vitamin: What, Where, and How Much?

The Sunshine Vitamin: What, Where, and How Much?

When the majority of people hear the term Vitamin D, they will immediately associate it with images of sunshine, warm climates, and the summer season. That is to say, many people are aware of the essential vitamin and our primary source of obtaining it, but: what...

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A Risk-Based Approach to Site License Applications

A Risk-Based Approach to Site License Applications

In attempt to eliminate the recent issue of site license renewal backlogs, the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) is implementing a new risk based approach to the site license application. With an ambitious goal of removing all backlog by...

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COVID-19 and Vitamin D: Correlation or Coincidence?

COVID-19 and Vitamin D: Correlation or Coincidence?

The past several months have unquestionably been inundated with what sometimes feels like constant streams of new information and theories surrounding the global virus, COVID-19. Some of the most thought-provoking of which concern a potential correlation between...

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New Canadian Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist Updates

New Canadian Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist Updates

Earlier this month, Health Canada released a new list of proposed updates to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist, which included new additions, as well as revisions, to both the restricted and prohibited cosmetic ingredient lists. The proposed new additions to the...

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