Natural Health Products Program Advisory Committee: Meeting #6, August 25, 2010

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.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Teleconference Meeting
August 25, 2010



  • Mr. Robin Bell, Direct Sellers Association
  • Ms. Paula Brown, British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Mr. Michel Caron (Alternate Member), National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities
  • Mr. Carl Carter, Canadian Health Food Association
  • Mr. Lawrence Cheng, Chamber of Chinese Herbal Medicine of Canada
  • Dr. Mary Chou, Advanced Orthomolecular Research Inc.
  • Ms. Christine Clarke, Best Medicines Coalition
  • Mr. John Ferris, Swiss Herbal Remedies Ltd.
  • Dr. Dennis Gorecki, University of Saskatchewan, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
  • Mr. Adam Kingsley, Consumer Health Products Canada
  • Mr. Gary Leong, Jamieson Laboratories Inc.
  • Ms. Shawn O'Reilly, Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
  • Mr. Ron Rosenes, Canadian Treatment Action Council
  • Ms. Hillary Schinkel, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Inc.
  • Ms. Holly Vengroff, Canadian Association of Retired Persons
  • Dr. Terry Willard, Wild Rose Enterprises Inc.
  • Dr. Jawaid Younus, London Health Sciences Centre

Health Canada

  • Mr. Don Boyer, Director, Bureau of Product Review and Assessment, Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD)
  • Ms. Diane Ciraco, Project Officer, Bureau of the Senior Executive Director, NHPD
  • Ms. Janice Daoust, Unit Head, Bureau of Product Review and Assessment, NHPD
  • Dr. Alison Ingham, Manager, Bureau of Product Review and Assessment, NHPD
  • Ms. Nancy Richards, Acting Director General
  • Ms. Carol Toone, Manager, Bureau of the Senior Executive Director, NHPD

Meeting Items

Item #1
Opening Remarks: Welcome and introduction to members of the (ongoing) NHP-PAC.
Ms. Nancy Richards, NHPD
Item #2
Overview of the NHP-PAC Mandate and Activities
Ms. Nancy Richards, NHPD
Item #3
Overview on Weight Loss/Weight Management Natural Health Products
Mr. Don Boyer and Ms. Janice Daoust, NHPD
Item #4
Closing Remarks: Next Steps
Ms. Nancy Richards, NHPD
Item #5
The next meeting of the NHP-PAC will take place in Ottawa on October 4 and 5, 2010.
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