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IP monitor - drug labels that Canadians can understand

Canada - July 3 2015 Health Canada introduced the regulatory amendments in July 2014 as part of its Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework and its commitment to…

Canadian Plain Language Labelling requirements take effect for drug products

Canada - June 16 2015 The Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Labelling, Packaging and Brand Names of Drugs for Human Use) - more commonly known as the…

Pharma in brief - AMPRIVA pharmaceutical trade-mark likely confusing with APIDRA® mark, but only for overlapping disease

Canada - May 27 2015 This was a decision of the Trade-marks Opposition Board (TMOB or the Board) respecting the likelihood of confusion between the applicant’s…

Pharma in brief - Health Canada opens consultation on its new powers under the protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act

Canada - April 16 2015 Bill C-17, An Act to Amend the Food and Drugs Act (also referred to as the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act), received Royal Assent on…

Adrienne M. Blanchard

Key changes to the regulatory oversight of blood donations, hospital pharmacies and health care professionals in Ontario

Canada - February 26 2015 Bill 21, Safeguarding Health Care Integrity Act, 2014, was proposed on July 22, 2014, and received Royal Assent on December 11, 2014, although not…