Monthly Archives: August 2015

What to Look For When Buying a Natural Health Product

By |August 31st, 2015|

As a regulatory consultant for natural health products (NHPs), I get a lot of questions from clients, friends and family on how to differentiate between a NHP and a drug and what to look for when buying a NHP.

With the increasing popularity of healthy living, NHPs are no longer only found in health food stores. […]

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DSA gets timely DEL approval for a Foreign Manufacturing Site

By |August 24th, 2015|

Current Health Canada performance standards are at 250 days for approval of foreign sites.

AuditForeign site approvals require submission of one of the following types of evidence.

  • Regulatory Authority Inspection Report
  • Certificate of GMP Compliance for MRA Countries
  • Corporate or Consultant Audit Report

DSA recently filed a DEL amendment which was […]

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Changes to Acetaminophen Labelling Standard

By |August 17th, 2015|

Health Canada is proposing changes to the Acetaminophen Labelling Standard to minimize the risk of liver damage and improve acetaminophen safety. The last update to the Labelling Standard was in 2009 when stronger warnings were adding to non-prescription products to reduce the risk of liver damage.

Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used pain and […]

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Our Team is Growing!

By |August 11th, 2015|

DSA Consultants is happy to announce the opening of two positions for Senior Quality Consultant. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume online. If you know someone who would be a good fit, please share this message with them.

“Over 25 years in Business, with over 250 […]

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Implementation of Advance Notice of Importation for Cosmetics and Drugs

By |August 10th, 2015|

The importation for sale of non-compliant cosmetics and drugs, including Natural Health Products is prohibited as per the Cosmetic Regulations and Food and Drug Regulations. However, the Regulations do allow for the importation of non-compliant cosmetics and drugs provided the following two conditions are met:

  • The importer provides advance notice to a […]
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Update to Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

By |August 4th, 2015|

Health Canada has proposed new changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. The Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist is a list of substances that are restricted or prohibited in cosmetics. The purpose of the amendment is to improve the readability and functionality of the current entries on the Hotlist and add new prohibited cosmetic ingredients to the Hotlist […]

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