Health Canada’s New Regulations: A Threat to Natural Health Products?

alternative medicine, aromatherapy, aroma

Doug Collins The Canadian Federal Government’s Budget Bill C-47, enacted on June 22, 2023, has embedded within it sections 500-504, which now give Health Canada extraordinary authority over the natural health products sector. Vanessa’s Law, originally intended to shield Canadians from hazardous pharmaceutical drugs, has been extended to encompass natural health products, resulting in substantial […]

Benefits and Risks of Dietary Supplements Licensed by Health Canada

pills, food supplements, nutritional supplements

Paul Filiatrault This essay will address some key questions about dietary supplements, also known as natural health products (NHPs). Facts about NHP benefits and risks, from Canada and USA publications, will be examined. A performance audit of Health Canada’s oversight of the NHP Regulations will be presented. My perspective is based on education, personal experiences, […]

Discussion Paper on 2023 Health Canada Initiatives

jars, herbs, shelves

Shawn Buckley Health Canada is moving to:(1) charge natural health product businesses significant new fees;(2) impose new regulatory burdens on natural health product businesses, and (3) give itself dramatic powers over the natural health product community. We are going to lose natural health products and the practitioners that rely on them. Unless Canadians step up […]