Natural Health Products Program Advisory Committee : Meeting #7, October 4 and 5, 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.

Place
Ottawa
Date
October 4 and 5, 2010

Day 1 - October 4

Item #1
Welcome and review of the agenda
Ms. Meena Ballantyne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB)
Ms. Nancy Richards, Acting Director General, Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD)
Item #2
NHP-PAC Terms of Reference - Review of the roles and responsibilities of Natural Health Products Advisory Committee (NHP-PAC) members and Natural Health Products Program directorates
Ms. Nancy Richards, Acting Director General, NHPD
Item #3
Overview of Natural Health Products Program activities
Ms. Diana Dowthwaite, Director General, HPFB Inspectorate
Ms. Nancy Richards, Acting Director General, NHPD
Dr. Duc Vu, Director, Marketed Health Products Directorate (MHPD)
Item #4
Follow-up on NHP-PAC recommendations on standards of evidence and testing of products (Report #1 and Report #2)
Dr. Alison Ingham, Manager, NHPD
Item #5
Informing About NHPs - Discussion on stakeholder-focused information sharing and tools
Ms. Nancy Richards, Acting Director General, NHPD
Item #6
Getting underway - Development of the NHP-PAC workplan
Ms. Nancy Richards, Acting Director General, NHPD

Day 2 - October 5

Item #7
Update and discussion on the new Compliance Policy for NHPs
Mr. Matthew Bown, Senior Policy Analyst, HPFB Inspectorate
Ms. Christine Zaczynski, Compliance Coordinator, HPFB Inspectorate
Item #8
Overview on adverse reaction reporting for natural health products
Dr. Mano Murty, Manager, MHPD
Item #9
NHP-PAC Working Group #4 on Weight Loss/Weight Management NHPs - Update to the NHP-PAC
Ms. Christine Clarke, Chair Working Group #4
Item #10
Update on the Risk-based Approach to Site Licensing for NHPs
Mr. Michael Wiseman, Regulatory Advisor, DPSN
Item #11
Wrap-up and summary - NHP-PAC workplan
Ms. Nancy Richards, Acting Director General, NHPD

Participants

Members

  • 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.

    Regrets: Dr. Jawaid Younus, London Health Sciences Centre

Health Canada

  • Ms. Meena Ballantyne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch
  • Mr. Matthew Bown, Senior Policy Analyst, Policy and Strategic Planning Division, Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate (HPFBI)
  • Mr. Don Boyer, Director, Bureau of Product Review and Assessment, Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD)
  • Ms. Laurie Chapman, Unit Head, Bureau of Product Assessment and Review, NHPD
  • Ms. Diana Dowthwaite, Director General, HPFBI
  • Ms. Alecia Fogah, Junior Project Officer, Office of the Senior Executive Director, NHPD
  • Dr. Alison Ingham, Manager, Bureau of Product Review and Assessment, NHPD
  • Dr. Mano Murty, Manager, Marketed Biologicals, Biotechnology and NHPs Bureau, Marketed Health Products Directorate (MHPD)
  • Ms. Nancy Richards, Acting Director General, NHPD
  • Ms. Carol Toone, Manager, Office of the Senior Executive Director, NHPD
  • Dr. Duc Vu, Director, Marketed Biologicals, Biotechnology and Natural Health Products Bureau, MHPD
  • Mr. Michael Wiseman, Visiting Executive, NHPD
  • Ms. Christine Zaczynski, Compliance Coordinator, Compliance Verification and Investigation, HPFBI
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