Natural Health Products


Natural Health Product Consulting Services in Canada

Natural Health Products, (called dietary supplements in the USA) include a wide variety of healthcare products based on natural ingredients. Well past being considered an emerging market, this industry continues to grow at an incredible rate and Focal Point Research has grown to meet the demand.

Natural Health Products can include both topical and ingestible products. Some may seem like foods, drugs, or even cosmetics, but for a variety of reasons are categorized as Natural Health Products. Whether you are creating a new product, or enhancing an existing one, we have the know-how to get your product to market.


Focal Point Research offers the following
Natural Health Product Consulting Services

Regulatory Affairs
  • Review existing clinical or scientific data in support of packaging or advertising claims
  • Prepare & submit applications to Health Canada for product approval (Natural Product Number – NPN)
  • Manage post-approval changes such as product reformulation, new labeling/claims modifications
  • Prepare applications for the approval and renewal of manufacturing, packaging/labeling, importing and distributing facilities (Site License Approval)
  • Natural Health Product importation to Canada
Quality Assurance
  • Assistance with Requirements for Importation of Natural Health Products to Canada
  • Conduct GP audits and host inspections
  • Prepare and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Initiate and manage consumer complaints and Adverse Reactions (ARs)
  • Act as Canadian QA to release product for sale in Canada
  • Assistance with managing testing of NHPs
Natural Health Products (NHPs) – Post-Market Surveillance (CANADA)
  • Establish and implement procedures to receive, analyze, submit and maintain Adverse Reaction (AR) records
  • AR evaluation for seriousness and reportability
  • Facilitate filing of AR reports to the Canada Vigilance Program
  • Prepare annual summary reports and issue-related summary reports
  • Conduct literature scans, signal detection, identification of trends

“Focal Point Research has consistently and professionally looked after regulatory and quality issues of our brand for years. Through a courteous and knowledgeable team, they have managed to navigate us through an ever changing regulatory landscape while maintaining our interests, and allowed us to correctly distribute and sell within Canada.”

“I have truly enjoyed working with you over the last 8 years! You and your team have been an amazing resource for me. I have always been impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of everyone at Focal Point, which is a true testament to your leadership.”

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The Focal Point Research team is ready to help with all of your scientific and regulatory needs.  Our team has the experience and expertise you need to see your product to market and we are eager to help you.