On December 6, 2013, the Government of Canada introduced the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessaĺs Law). On November 6, 2014 it received Royal Assent.
The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessaĺs Law) introduces amendments to the Food and Drugs Act that will improve Health Canada's ability to collect post-market safety information, and take appropriate action when a serious risk to health is identified. These amendments will improve better protection of patient health and safety and increase consumer confidence in therapeutic products on the market.
Key amendments to the Food and Drugs Act include: