Canada Tilts At Unneeded Fixes In Self-Care Product Regulation Overhaul – Industry
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Health Canada says its planned overhaul will not scrap the current natural health product framework, but industry is skeptical. In a Council for Responsible Nutrition webinar, an industry consultant says marketers of OTC drugs, supplements and cosmetics are discussing the proposal's negative implications with the agency.
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