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Amendments to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations now in force
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 13 2008

On June 12, 2008, amendments to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (commonly referred to as the “PM(NOC) Regulations”) came into force


Canada's version of the responsible corporate officer doctrine: can officers be held responsible for pharma violations?
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • February 29 2012

In March 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its intention to rely more heavily on the "responsible corporate officer" (RCO) doctrine to prosecute individuals for violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA


Canada to change the regulation of “food-like" natural health products
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 24 2012

On April 17, 2012, Health Canada announced that it will classify and transition all "food-like" natural health products (NHPs) to the regulatory framework that governs the sale of food products in Canada


Canada’s PAAB releases updated Code of Advertising Acceptance
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 7 2012

The Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board (PAAB) has released a revised version of its Code of Advertising Acceptance


Ontario case on product liability shows the immense scope of a class action trial
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • July 5 2012

In a highly anticipated decision released on June 26, 2012, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled in favour of the defendants in Andersen v. St. Jude Medical, Inc., Ontario’s first medical product liability class action trial


Canada's approach to functional foods
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2010

Today’s diet- and health-conscious environment has led to a proliferation of functional food marketing claims that advertise the specific health-enhancing characteristics of a food product


Follow-on biologics in Canada: a look at the new draft guidelines
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • May 27 2008

Health Canada has released a draft guidance document entitled “Information and Submission Requirements for Subsequent Entry Biologics (SEBs).”


Proposed amendments to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 29 2008

On April 26, 2008, the government of Canada published for comment proposed amendments to the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations, commonly referred to as the “PM(NOC) Regulations.”


Canada proposes amending the Food and Drugs Act and creating consumer product safety legislation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • May 2 2008

On April 8, 2008, the federal government tabled legislation in the House of Commons to amend the Food and Drugs Act and to introduce new consumer product safety legislation in Canada


Health Canada’s guidance document on PM(NOC) Regulations now finalized
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 4 2012

Health Canada has published an update to its guidance document on the application of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations