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What is the Licensed Natural Health Product Database (LNHPD) Data Extract?

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 LNHPD data extract is a series of compressed ASCII text files of the content within the database. The uncompressed size of the files is approximately 30 MB. In order to utilize the data, the file must be loaded into an existing database or information system. For a casual user to use this file, they must be familiar with database structure and capable of setting up their own queries. The "Read me" file contains the data structure required to download the zipped files.

The LNHPD data extract files are updated on a periodic basis. They contain product specific information on natural health products that have been issued a product licence by Health Canada.

Note: Stakeholders can identify whether a natural health product previously held a drug identification number (DIN) by the zero (0) as the first digit of the eight (8) digit Natural Product Number (NPN) or Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM).

For more information, please go to the Read me file.

Data Extracts - Last updated: February 1, 2016

NHP Products

NHP Products purpose

NHP Products recommended dose

NHP Products risk

NHP Companies

NHP Medicinal ingredients

NHP Route

NHP Non medicinal ingredients

NHP Product names

All NHP Files


For information on copyright and who to contact, please visit the Licensed Natural Health Product Database Terms and Conditions.