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  • Did you know that Health Canada now requires Drug Labelling in a Structured Labeling format (SPM)?

    Health Canada is adapting its systems with advances in science to maximize the safety of Canadians, and one of their initiatives is to improve drug product labels. The Agency recognizes that the publicly available labelling information should be transitioned from unstructured formats, like Portable Document Format (PDF), to an advanced format called Extensible Markup Language

    March 30, 2021
  • So, what’s going on with the AstraZeneca vaccine?

    After several reports on European countries suspending the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, many Canadians are wondering if it is safe to use.   What you should know Law – Manufacturers in the pharmaceutical industry are required by law to report Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) to regulatory agencies such as Health Canada. ADRs are

    March 19, 2021
  • Health Canada issues a new Interim Order for COVID-19 products

    At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Canada issued an interim policy to allow the import of products that do not fully meet regulatory requirements, but were comparable, to meet the incredibly high demand for disinfectants and hand sanitizers. This policy allowed the government to resolve 25 Tier 3 drug shortages and 118 medical

    March 2, 2021
  • How effective are Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccines?

    Current Status Health Canada has approved three COVID-19 vaccines to date: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and most recently, Oxford- AstraZeneca. Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines were proven to be over 90% effective against COVID-19 in clinical trials, while the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has proven 60% effective. With concerns over the highly transmissible COVID-10 variants observed in Canada,

    February 26, 2021