Health Canada has opened a Consultation regarding Plain Language Labelling. It is open until September 2, 2014.

Health Canada has opened a Consultation on the Draft Guidance Document: Submissions Relying on Third-Party Data [Literature and Market Experience]. It is open until September 13, 2014.

Health Canada has published a Guidance Document - Submission and Information Requirements for Extraordinary Use New Drugs (EUNDs).

Health Canada has published a Policy on Management of product licence applications for natural health products.

CIPO announced that it has changed the agent requirement for applicants applying for an international application at CIPO as the receiving office. As of July 2, 2014, an agent will no longer be required to file an international application for any applicant, regardless if they are inventors or not. This change brings CIPO in line with many other receiving offices, such as the USPTO.