Wait… what does that acronym mean? Confused by all the acronyms that get thrown around when talking about NHPs? NNHPD getting you down? We’ve made you a cheat sheet of the most common acronyms and short forms. You can thank us later. NHP—Natural Health Product NPN—Natural Product Number NNHPD—Natural + Non-Prescription Health Product Directorate (e)PLA—(electronic)…

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Opening a cannabis shop doesn’t have to be hard… How to open a retail location and/or online shop for cannabis depends on a combination of federal and provincial laws. A federal cannabis licence does not automatically allow one to open up a brick and mortar retail location. A licenced producer must consult provincial law to determine…

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Do I need to submit an amendment? So you’ve got your NPN, but you’ve got something to change now. Do you need to submit an amendment notification to Health Canada before… Changing the brand name? Yes Changing one or more non-medicinal ingredients? Yes Changing packaging elements such as colours, logos, packaging type? No Changing the…

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Get on the market four months quicker… Did you know that the EXACT SAME vitamin product could require either a Class I or a Class III NNHPD application? This is the difference between getting your license in 60 days versus waiting 210 days for a Class III license. That means you could be generating revenue…

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How Long Does It Take For a Product Application? This is the most frequent question that we are asked from organizations and individuals that are looking to bring their product ideas to life. Once we’ve dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s, your product application will be sent to Health Canada. From the time that…

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Cosmetics vs NHPS, what’s the difference? Did you know the EXACT SAME product could be categorized as either a cosmetic or an NHP? There are several factors that determine which regulatory pathway to take, including ingredients, source of ingredients, amounts, and dose. One key difference between cosmetics and NHPs is that cosmetic products can only…

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