Notifying Health Canada of Foreign Actions - Guidance Document for Industry - Summary

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Overview

This guidance document provides manufacturers, importers and other holders of instruments of market authorization under the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) with information that may be useful in achieving compliance with the regulatory requirements of notification to Health Canada (HC) of foreign regulatory actions as outlined in sections C.01.050 (2)(a), (b) and (c) and C.01.050 (3) of the Food and Drug Regulations. 

These provisions are intended to improve the collection and assessment of new relevant safety information in respect of any serious risk of injury to human health involving regulatory issues in foreign countries and help determine an appropriate response in Canada to these issues. As many drugs may be marketed years in advance or in higher volume in other countries, important safety signals may be detected earlier in a foreign jurisdiction.

Who this guide is for

  1. The guide is intended for regulated parties (industry) who are affected by the regulation.

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Details and history

Published: July 12, 2018

Consulted: Canada Gazette Part I - 2017

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Contact the Marketed Health Products Directorate to the attention of “Foreign Action Notifications”

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