Did you know: Natural and Non-prescription Health Products are Overseen by the Same Authority in Canada

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Food and Drug Regulatory LawThe Natural Health Products Directorate, the branch of Health Canada which oversees health products containing natural ingredients (such as vitamins and mineral supplements, probiotics and herbal remedies) recently changed its name to the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate. This change reflects the fact that the directorate’s mandate has been expanded to include oversight of non-prescription and disinfectant drugs. By combining oversight for these products under one directorate, Health Canada hopes to improve consumer access to these types of products, while ensuring that the safety, effectiveness and quality of the products is maintained.

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