Less Testing for Imported Low-Risk OTC Drugs – Temporarily

Less Testing for Imported Low-Risk OTC Drugs – Temporarily

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada continue to put their best efforts forward with assisting the supply and demand of products for Canadians amidst the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Canada has expanded their previously released DEL...
49th Amendment to the International Fragrance Association Code of Practice

49th Amendment to the International Fragrance Association Code of Practice

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) have recently released the 49th amendment to their Code of Practice, the largest update in years. IFRA has been promoting the safety of fragrances in products since 1973. The self-regulating body has been promoting safety...
Patents: Misconceptions and Watch-Outs”.

Patents: Misconceptions and Watch-Outs”.

An entrepreneur recently told me she had discovered a new use for an old molecule. She was not sure about moving ahead with it because patent protection was not solid. I said “so what”, just to be provocative. Then I told her that having patent protection was not the...
Health Canada: Mandatory Use of New Regulatory Enrolment Process for Drug Submissions

How to Handle Complaints Made About Your Innovation

A lot of people have been contacting me about complaints made about their innovations. Now to be clear, I’m not referring to things like Google reviews although these may or may not be relevant. I am thinking of complaints made directly to the company about the...