Natural Health Products Program Advisory Committee: Meeting #8, January 10 and 11, 2011

 

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
January 10 and 11, 2011

Day 1 - January 10

Item #1
Welcome and introductory remarks
Ms. Meena Ballantyne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB)
Item #2
Discussion on Natural Health Products Advisory Committee (NHP-PAC) Report #1 - Review of the recommendations and identification of next steps
Ms. Shawn O'Reilly, Co-chair, Working Group #1 on Standards of Evidence for Non-Traditional NHPs
Mr. Ron Rosenes, Co-chair, Working Group #1 on Standards of Evidence for Non-Traditional NHPs
Mr. Scott Sawler, Director General, Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD)
Item #3
Update and discussion on the new Compliance Policy for Natural Health Products
Ms. Suzanne Gaudette, Chair, Working Group #3 on Compliance and Enforcement for NHPs
Ms. Diana Dowthwaite, Director General, HPFB Inspectorate
Mr. Matthew Bown, Senior Policy Analyst, HPFB Inspectorate
Item #4
Regulatory update and technical briefing on modernization of the Food and Drug Regulations
Mr. David Lee, Director, Policy Planning and International Affairs Directorate
Item #5
Update and discussion on food-natural health products regulatory interface
Mr. Samuel Godefroy, Director General, Food Directorate
Item #6
Wrap-up of Day 1
Mr. Scott Sawler, Director General, NHPD

Day 2 - January 11

Item #7
Project update and discussion on the proposed new Risk-based approach to site licensing for NHPs
Mr. Michael Wiseman, Visiting Executive, NHPD
Item #8
Discussion on NHP-PAC Report no 2 on product testing requirements - Review of the recommendations and identification of next steps
Ms. Paula Brown, Chair, Working Group no 2 on Product Testing Requirements
Dr. Alison Ingham, Manager, NHPD
Item #9
Draft Interim Report #4 on Weight Loss/Weight Management NHPs: Presentation to the Committee: Preparation for presentation to the Director General, NHPD
Ms. Christine Clarke, Chair, Working Group #4 on Weight Loss/Weight Management NHPs
Item #10
Interim NHP-PAC Report #4 on Weight Loss/Weight Management NHPs: Status Update - Presentation to the Director General, NHPD
Ms. Christine Clarke, Chair Working Group #4 on Weight Loss/Weight Management NHPs
Item #11
Wrap-up and summary
Ms. Nancy Richards, Senior Executive Director, 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.
  • Ms. Suzanne Gaudette, Canadian Homeopathic Pharmaceuticals Association
  • 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, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Inc.
  • Ms. Holly Vengroff, CARP, A New Vision of Aging for Canada
  • Dr. Jawaid Younus, London Health Sciences Centre
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  • Regrets: Dr. Terry Willard, Wild Rose Enterprises Inc.

Health Canada - Health Products and Food Branch

  • Ms. Meena Ballantyne, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Day 1)
  • 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. Claudia Campos, Assessment Officer, Bureau of Product Review and Assessment, NHPD (observer, Day 2)
  • Ms. Laurie Chapman, Unit Head, Bureau of Product Assessment and Review, NHPD (observer, Day 1)
  • Ms. Diane Ciraco, Project Officer, Office of the Senior Executive Director, NHPD
  • Ms. Janice Daoust, Unit Head, Bureau of Products Review and Assessment, NHPD (Day 2)
  • Ms. Diana Dowthwaite, Director General, HPFBI
  • Mr. Samuel Godefroy, Director General, Food Directorate (Day 1)
  • Dr. Alison Ingham, Manager, Bureau of Product Review and Assessment, NHPD
  • Mr. David K Lee, Director, Office of Legislative and Regulatory Modernization, Policy, Planning and International Affairs Directorate (Day 1)
  • Ms. Stephanie Lessard, Unit Head, Bureau of Products Review and Assessment, NHPD (Day 2)
  • Ms. Catherine MacLeod, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, HPFB (Day 1)
  • Mr. Benjamin Mahon, Policy Analyst, Bureau of Policy and Risk Management, NHPD (observer, Day 2)
  • Ms. Nancy Richards, Senior Executive Director, NHPD (Day 2)
  • Mr. Scott Sawler, Director General, NHPD
  • Ms. Carol Toone, Manager, Office of the Senior Executive Director, NHPD
  • Mr. Michael Wiseman, Visiting Executive, NHPD (Day 2)
  • Ms. Christine Zaczynski, Compliance Coordinator, Compliance Verification and Investigation, HPFBI
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