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Consultation - revised draft - guidance document sunscreen monograph

The Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) has changed its name to the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) subsequent to its recently expanded mandate to include the oversight of non-prescription and disinfectant drugs in addition to natural health products (NHPs). Please note that we are currently modifying documents to reflect this change.

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The Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to the existing guidance document - Sunburn Protectants (October 12, 2006).

These proposed changes are outlined in a revised draft - Guidance document sunscreen monograph, version 2.0.


The Sunburn protectants guidance document (October 12, 2006) is being replaced by the revised draft: Guidance document sunscreen monograph, version 2.0 (October 3, 2012)

Information on the document

The proposed Guidance Document Sunscreen Monograph applies to drugs subject to the Food and Drug Regulations administered by the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) and natural health products subject to the Natural Health Product Regulations administered by the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD). The revised draft document being consulted on Guidance document sunscreen monograph will help harmonize requirements with other health product regulators and increase flexibility for stakeholders. This revised draft document replaces Sunburn protectants (October 12, 2006).

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This consultation is open for comment starting November 21, 2012 until February 19, 2013.

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All comments received during the consultation period will be considered before any decisions are made by Health Canada.