Natural health products program advisory committee meeting #11, November 21 and 22, 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.

Ottawa, Ontario

November 21 and 22, 2011

Day 1 – November 21

  • Item #1
    • Natural Health Products Advertising
      Mr. Alain Musende, Marketed Health Products Directorate (MHPD)

  • Item #2
    • Natural Health Products Viligance Activities and Update
      Ms. Stephanie Jack, MHPD
      Ms. Mano Murty, MHPD

  • Item #3
    • Compliance and Enforcement for Natural Health Products
      Ms. Christine Zaczynski, Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate (HPFBI)
      Mr. Matthew Bown, Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD)

Day 2 – November 22

  • Item #4
    • Policy on Health Claims for Natural Health Products
      Ms. Christine Gillis, NHPD

  • Item #5
    • NHPD Forward Planning
      Mr. Adam Gibson, NHPD


  • 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.
    • Mr. John Ferris, Swiss Herbal Remedies Ltd.
    • Ms. Suzanne Gaudette, Canadian Homeopathic Pharmaceutical Association
    • Mr. Adam Kingsley, Consumer Health Products Canada
    • Mr. Gary Leong, Jamieson Laboratories Inc.
    • Mr. Ron Rosenes, Canadian Treatment Action Council
    • Dr. Terry Willard, Wild Rose Enterprises Inc.
    • Regrets:
      Dr. Dennis Gorecki, University of Saskatchewan
      Ms. Shawn O'Reilly, Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
      Ms. Hilary Schinkel, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Inc.
      Ms. Holly Vengroff, CARP: A New Vision of Aging For Canada
      Dr. Jawaid Younus, London Health Sciences Centre
  • Health Canada, Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB)
    • Mr. Matthew Bown, Senior Policy Analyst, Bureau of Policy and Risk Management (BPRM), Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) (Day 1)
    • Mr. Adam Gibson, Senior Executive Director, Bureau of Product Review and Assessment (BPRA), NHPD
    • Ms. Christine Gillis, Acting Director, BPRM, NHPD
    • Mr. Ian Grimwood, Acting Manager, Compliance Enforcement and Coordination Division #2, Drug Compliance Verification and Investigation Unit, Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate (HPFBI) (Observer, Day 1)
    • Ms. Stephanie Jack, Acting Manager, Marketed Biologicals, Biotechnology and Natural Health Products Bureau (MBBNHPB), Marketed Health Products Directorate (MHPD) (Day 1)
    • Ms. Mano Murty, Manager, MBBNHPB, MHPD (Day 1)
    • Mr. Alain Musende, Head, Regulatory Advertising Unit, Therapeutic Effectiveness and Policy Bureau, MHPD (Day 1)
    • Ms. Alysyn Smith, Senior Scientific Evaluator, BPRA, NHPD (Observer, Day 2)
    • Ms. Christine Zaczynski, Compliance Coordinator, Compliance Enforcement and Coordination Division #2, Drug Compliance Verification and Investigation Unit, HPFBI (Day 1)
  • Facilitator
    • Ms. Raymonde D'Amour, Intersol Group
    • Mr. Martin Redfern (recorder), Intersol Group
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