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We Must ACT NOW to Save Our Supplements

On Wednesday June 14, 2023 NHP industry (Natural Health Products – https://nhppa.org/) members joined Shawn Buckley for a summary of his recent Discussion Paper (https://nhppa.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Discussion-Paper-On-2023-Health-Canada-Initiatives-C-47-Cost-Recovery-and-Burdens-New-Powers.pdf) on 2023 Health Canada Initiatives. There is also a 30-minute video interview, along with a Question & Answer period that is very enlightening. Full interview…

Changes to Homeopathic Products

Changes to Homeopathic Products

There have been recent changes made by the Department in the area of the efficacy of natural health products. The Department’s decision was as follows: “The Department will no longer approve health claims on homeopathic products for symptomatic relief of cough, cold, and flu for children 12 and under, unless…

COVID NHP Site License Expiration:

COVID NHP Site License Expiration:

If you are one of over 1900 companies given a COVID Temporary Site License to manufacturer, package, label, or import Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers (Natural Health Products) earlier this year, that license is set to expire in March 2021.   With vaccine trials well underway and showing excellent outcomes so far, this…

Waiting for Your NPN

Waiting for Your NPN

The waiting time to receive your NPN can be frustrating. How long has it been since you submitted your license application? Seems like months and then you receive a rejection notice! Wasted time that translates to financial loss. We can help to isolate areas of your application that may have…

NNHPD Interim Measures Update

NNHPD Interim Measures Update

Regarding Product and Site Licensing for Hand-Sanitizers The temporary exemptions for the importation of hand sanitizers, which was announced March 27, 2020, as part of the NNHPD’s interim measures have now ended as of July 13, 2020.   Interim License Holders Site Licenses Companies that have a COVID SL may continue…

UPDATE on Application Processing

Health Canada Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) has updated its guidance regarding how applications for natural health products (NHPs) (new, or amendments and notifications for existing products) are processed, assessed and issued a regulatory decision. These updates are intended to achieve better outcomes for the health and safety of…