Natural Health Products

Updated Site License (SL) Guidance Document

By |March 23rd, 2016|

The Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) has posted an updated SL guidance document. Along with the updated guide the Quality Assurance Report (QAR) and Summary of Net Changes (SNC) forms have also been updated.

Important changes to note to the SL review process include:

  • SL renewals will be refused for companies who have not conducted activities in […]

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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NHP Transition Plan – Phase II Starts December 1, 2013

By |December 2nd, 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 […]

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The Inspectorate’s NHP Compliance & Enforcement Policy

By |February 5th, 2013|

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 […]

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