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Changes to Acetaminophen Labelling Standard

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 […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Drugs|Comments Off on Changes to Acetaminophen Labelling Standard

Our Team is Growing!

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 […]

By |August 11th, 2015|Announcement|Comments Off on Our Team is Growing!

Implementation of Advance Notice of Importation for Cosmetics and Drugs

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 […]
By |August 10th, 2015|Cosmetics, Drugs|Comments Off on Implementation of Advance Notice of Importation for Cosmetics and Drugs

Update to Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

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 […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Cosmetics|Comments Off on Update to Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

Changes to the Drug Product Database

As of June 18, 2015 the Drug Product Database (DPD) includes approved but not yet marketed products in the online database.

The DPD is an online source of information on drugs approved for use in Canada for the public and industry by Health Canada. It includes human pharmaceutical and biological drugs, veterinary drugs, radiopharmaceutical drugs and […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Drugs|Comments Off on Changes to the Drug Product Database

DSA Celebrates 27th Year in Business

RWDThis year DSA Consultants celebrates our 27th year in business and what better way to mark the occasion than with the launch of our new and improved website?

Our new site features easier to navigate content, streamlined menus, and has been designed for easier viewing on tablet and […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on DSA Celebrates 27th Year in Business

NHP Transition Plan – Phase II Starts December 1, 2013

Since the Natural Health Product Regulations came into force in 2004, all natural health products (NHPs) must have anatural product number (NPN) to be legally sold in Canada.   However, Health Canada developed an 18 month transition plan (March 1st, 2013 to September 1st, 2014) for companies to make the necessary adjustments to business practices […]

By |December 2nd, 2013|Natural Health Products|Comments Off on NHP Transition Plan – Phase II Starts December 1, 2013

Medical Marihuana Regulations (MMPR)

The current Marihuana Medical Access Regulations (MMAR) will be repealed on March 31, 2014. As of April 1, 2014 the newMarihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) come into force.

Under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, interested parties must apply to Health Canada to become a licensed producer. Licensed producers can be authorized to […]

By |October 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Medical Marihuana Regulations (MMPR)

The Inspectorate’s NHP Compliance & Enforcement Policy

As of February 4, 2013, the Natural Health Products (Unprocessed Product Licence Applications) Regulations (NHP-UPLAR) will no longer be in effect.  What this means is that no new Exemption Numbers (ENs) for NHPs will be issued, and Health Canada will be transitioning toward the requirement that all NHPs sold in Canada have natural product numbers […]

By |February 5th, 2013|Natural Health Products|Comments Off on The Inspectorate’s NHP Compliance & Enforcement Policy