New Self-Care Framework Timeline

Health Canada is working towards improving the way self-care products (cosmetics, NHPs, and non-prescription drugs) are regulated in Canada. These changes will be implemented via the “Self-Care Framework” to regulate low-risk self care products in the same way, and...

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Revised In-Commerce List (R-ICL) Update

What is the R-ICL? The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999) was implemented by Health Canada to protect the environment and human health by contributing towards sustainable development. A section of the Act focuses on decreasing the risks...

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The U.S. Crackdown on CBD

The increasingly popular use of CBD in prepared food and drink in New York City is beginning to gain attention for its questionable legality. The New York City Department of Health confirmed that it is starting to place focus on restaurants that use cannabidiol (CBD)...

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Expanded Sunscreen Pilot – Health Canada

Having fun in the sun is usually not a good idea without having proper sunscreen protection. Sunscreens are equipped with active ingredients that prevent damage from UV rays by using either chemical or physical UV filters. However, with most sunscreen products in...

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Canada’s Food Guide – Revamped!

After a multiyear project to revise Canada’s Food Guide, the Canadian federal government has introduced a new food guide that dramatically overtakes its iconic previous one, shifting its focus towards encouraging plant-based eating, and reducing emphasis on meat and...

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FDA Proposed Regulation Regarding OTC Sunscreen Monograph

An additional proposed rule was issued on February 26th, 2019 by the United States Food and Drug Administration as they work towards finalizing a monograph for non-prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreen drug products. The efforts are aimed towards ensuring...

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Alexa – Your New Best Friend for Cardiovascular Health?

For patients facing the ongoing health concern of having high blood-pressure, it can be difficult to monitor the status of their condition over a long period of time. It may be a feasible option to check blood-pressure on a daily basis, and take medication to control...

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