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Canadian regulator considers barring pharma gifts to physicians
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada
  • April 3 2014

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, said to be the largest medical regulator in Canada, has proposed a policy addressing physicians'


Public health researchers advocate food marketing regulations to curb obesity in Canada
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada
  • March 8 2013

A recent article published in the Journal of Public Policy has recommended "a national regulatory system prohibiting commercial marketing of foods


Vitamin supplements can be medical treatment, Eighth Circuit says
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada
  • August 7 2014

The Eighth Circuit has sided with Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada in a lawsuit alleging that the insurance company improperly denied the plaintiff


Canada takes steps to approve GM salmon
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 6 2013

Environment Canada has published a significant new activity notice that will allow AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. to produce genetically modified (GM


Health Canada approves stevia for tabletop and food use
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada
  • December 7 2012

Health Canada has issued a notice of modification adding steviol glycosides derived from the stevia plant to its list of permitted sweeteners


Universities abroad experiment with no-fee licensing to drive biotech partnerships
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA, Australia, Canada, European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 16 2013

Universities in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom have reportedly embraced a 2010 Glasgow University initiative under which companies


Health Canada says BPA in canned foods poses no risk; Germany advises manufacturers to find alternatives
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada, Germany, USA
  • June 11 2010

Health Canada's Bureau of Chemical Safety has released a survey of bisphenol A (BPA) in canned foods that finds low rates of exposure and no risk to public health


Hazardous Products Regulation on lead in kettle solder amended
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada
  • April 2 2010

Health Canada has amended its Hazardous Products Regulations to reduce the maximum allowable lead levels leached from solder joints inside kettles from 0.05 parts per million to 0.01 parts per million


Health Canada seeks feedback on potential changes to gluten-free labelling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada
  • May 21 2010

Health Canada has issued a proposed policy intent that would update current gluten-free labelling guidelines to reduce risks related to the accidental consumption of undeclared gluten and expand choices for consumers following a gluten-free diet


Canadian health ministers agree to reduce dietary salt standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada
  • September 17 2010

Canadian health ministers reportedly met in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to discuss several health initiatives, including a plan to reduce the daily recommended intake of sodium to 2,300 mg from 3,400 mg by 2016