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Drugs and Health Products

Applications and Submissions

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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As per the Natural Health Products Regulations, product and site licences are required before a natural health product can be marketed in Canada. This section explains what applications and submissions are required to meet the requirements of the Natural Health Products Regulations. In addition, all the tools necessary for the industry to come into compliance with the Natural Health Products Regulations are available in the topics area to the left of your screen.

Information on natural health products that have been licensed for sale in Canada is available in the Licensed Natural Health Products Database. A site licence holders list is also available online.

Natural Health Products

  • Natural Health Product Clinical Trials:
    • Request for contact information for Submission Coordinator
    • Pre-submission meeting requests
    • Inquiries regarding authorization and conduct of human Clinical Trials involving investigational natural health products
  • Natural Health Product Ingredients Database Support:
    • Request additions or modifications of Ingredient Information to the NHPD via Issue Form
    • Request additions or modifications of Controlled Vocabulary in the NHPD via Issue Form
  • Natural Health Products Online Solution:
    • Inquiries regarding Trading Partner Enrolment
    • To report feedback or technical issues with the NHPD's electronic tools and forms
    • To report feedback or technical issues with the Licensed Natural Health Products Database (LNHPD)
  • Natural Health Product Licensing:
    • Request for contact information for Submission Coordinator
    • Pre-submission meeting requests
    • Product Licence correction requests and PLA withdrawal requests
    • Company information updates
    • To determine if your product meets the definition of a NHP
    • Other inquiries regarding product licensing
  • Natural Health Products Site Licensing:
    • Contact information for Submission Coordinator (if unknown)
    • Site Licence correction requests
    • General inquiries regarding site licensing, Good Manufacturing Practices and International Trade Certificates and Foreign Site Reference Number Application Process
  • General Inquiries:
    • For general inquiries about natural health products