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About Health Canada

Therapeutic Products Directorate

Health Canada's Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) is the Canadian federal authority that regulates pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices for human use. Prior to being given market authorization, a manufacturer must present substantive scientific evidence of a product's safety, efficacy and quality as required by the Food and Drugs Act and Regulations.

Bureaus and Offices

TPD consists of 15 offices and bureaux:

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