Natural Health Products Program Advisory Committee Meeting #9 March 28 and 29, 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.

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Place
Ottawa, Ontario
Date
March 28 and 29, 2011

Day 1 - March 28

Item #1
Welcome, review of the agenda
Ms. Nancy Richards, Chair, Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD)
Item #2
Welcome and introductory remarks
Mr. Paul Glover, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB)
Item #3
Discussion on Natural Health Products Advisory Committee (NHP-PAC) Terms of Reference
Mr. Scott Sawler, Director General, NHPD
Item #4
Update on Standards of Evidence for Non-traditional NHPs
Ms. Shawn O'Reilly, Co-Chair, Working Group #1 - Standards of Evidence for Non-traditional NHPs
Mr. Don Boyer, Director, NHPD
Item #5
Draft Report #4 on Weight Loss/Weight Management NHPs: Discussion and Development
Ms. Christine Clarke, Chair, Working Group #4 on Weight Loss/Weight Management NHPs
Item #6
Wrap-up of Day 1
Ms. Nancy Richards, Chair, NHPD

Day 2 - March 29

Item #7
Update on Product Testing Requirements Connected to Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements for NHPs
Ms. Paula Brown, Chair, Working Group #2 on Product Testing Requirements
Dr. Alison Ingham, Manager, NHPD
Item #8
Draft Report #4 on Weight Loss/Weight Management NHPs: Discussion and Development (continued)
Ms. Christine Clarke, Chair, Working Group #4 on Weight Loss/Weight Management NHPs
Item #9
Wrap-up and summary
Ms. Nancy Richards, Chair, 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 (Day 2)
  • Ms. Hillary Schinkel, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Inc.
  • Ms. Holly Vengroff, CARP, A New Vision of Aging for Canada
  • Dr. Terry Willard, Wild Rose Enterprises Inc.
  • Regrets: Dr. Jawaid Younus, London Health Sciences Centre

Health Canada, Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB)

  • Mr. Don Boyer, Director, Bureau of Product Assessment and Review (BPRA), Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) (Day 1 - Items 1-4)
  • Ms. Laurie Chapman, Unit Head, BPRA, NHPD (Day 1 - Item 4)
  • Ms. Diane Ciraco, Program Officer, Senior Executive Director's Office, NHPD
  • Mr. Paul Glover, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Products and Food Branch (Day 1 - Item 2)
  • Dr. Alison Ingham, Manager, Product Assessment Division, BPRA, NHPD
  • Ms. Andrea Mckenzie, BPRA, NHPD (Day 2- Item 7)
  • Ms. Sara O'Connor, Acting Manager, Submission Management Division, BPRA, NHPD
  • Ms. Nancy Richards, Senior Executive Director, NHPD
  • Mr. Scott Sawler, Director General, NHPD (Day 1 - Items 1-3)
  • Mr. Micheal Steller, Safety and Efficacy Assessment Officer, BPRA, NHPD (Day 1 - Item 4)
  • Mr. John Vandyk, BPRA, NHPD
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