Consider a multinational pharmaceutical conglomerate that does business in many countries throughout the world. It is an inconvenient barrier and expense that every country has a different set of regulations governing the drugs it sells, and the corporation has to go through a different approval process in each state. So to eliminate this regulatory obstacle … Continue reading Canada Well On Its Way To Being “Codexed”
Every once and a while there is a health news story that comes across your path that makes you stop and really shake your head. This month, there was a story that went beyond that and it is making health freedom activists across North America irate. On June 22, 2016, the FDA approved a new … Continue reading FDA Approves “Assisted Bulimia” Device but Health Canada Can’t Approve Vitamins?
Natural Health Products have been the subject of scrutiny for a very long time and though critics of their use often try to argue that manufacturers of them make unrealistic health claims or that the product inside the bottle is not what is on the label, the reality is that these baseless arguments are not … Continue reading The Biggest Problem with Natural Health Products Might Surprise You
The Natural Health Product Regulations were introduced by Health Canada in 2004 and were met with swift condemnation from proponents of alternative and natural health products. The reasons for this are numerous and can seem more and more complex as time goes on; however, we thought we’d put together some important talking points about the … Continue reading 6 Things We Can Teach You about the Natural Health Product Regulations
Since the regulation of NHPs as drugs by Health Canada, there have been a number of costs associated with the change: producers were required to jump through expensive hoops in order to satisfy new licensing requirements, retailers had to thin out their shelves, and the new, higher costs of supplements were passed onto consumers. Even … Continue reading The Unfair Cost of Natural Health Remedies
At Citizens for Choice in Health Care, we take pride in being health freedom advocates; however, not many people know the principles behind health freedom and what its advocates stand for. This short article summarizes what proponents of health freedom value and strive towards. Health freedom refers to a social movement among alternative medicine organizations, … Continue reading What is Health Freedom?
When the Natural Health Product Regulations came into effect in 2004, there was great fear among those in the industry – and not without good reason. With time, tens of thousands of products have disappeared from Canadian shelves and those that remain have been massively altered. Gaping holes where American imports used to sit and … Continue reading What Will the Natural Health Product Industry Be Like in 10 years?