Natural Health Products Program Quarterly Snapshot - Quarter 1 (Fiscal year 2014-2015)

Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate

Product

Licence applications (PLAs) received

  • 87,167 (since 2004)

Licences Issued Since 2004

  • 54,706 (Represents 81,629 products)
Submissions received this quarter
Submissions Type Count of Submissions Percentage Change from Last Quarter
Applications 2,294 +5%
Amendments 655 +14%
Notifications 427 -22%
Product Licence Applications Received this Quarter by Type
Product Licence
Application Type
Count of Submissions Percentage Change from Last Quarter
AbLS 2 +100%
Compendial 1,074 +3%
Homeopathic 143 -88%
Labelling Standard 10 +100%
Non-Traditional 948 +4%
TPD CatIV LS 16 +78%
Traditional 101 +25%
Submissions Completed this Quarter
Submission Type Count of Submissions Percentage Change from Last Quarter
Applications 2,651 -9%
Amendments 703 -11%
Notifications 469 -49%
Product Licence Applications Completed in this Quarter
Completion Type Count of Submissions Percentage of all Completions
Licensed 2,329 88%
Refused 213 8%
Withdrawn 19 4%
Applications and Amendments (last 9 Quarters)
NHPD's Internal 10-30-180 Service Standards Pilot from Q4-2013-2014 to Q1 2014-2015
Last 9 Quarters Received Completed Completed on Target Accumulation
2012-2013 Q1 2,207 1,770 1,648 437
2012-2013 Q2 2,252 1,998 1,737 691
2012-2013 Q3 2,095 2,138 1,678 648
2012-2013 Q4 2,528 2,829 1,737 347
2013-2014 Q1 2,724 2,459 1,629 612
2013-2014 Q2 2,676 2,434 1,840 854
2013-2014 Q3 2,682 2,637 1,862 899
2013-2014 Q4 2,765 3,714 2,728 -50
2014-2015 Q1 2,949 3,351 2,889 -452

The incoming volume has increased slightly from the previous quarter becoming the quarter with the highest receipt totals during the past 9 quarters. The completion volume has decreased this quarter though it remains the second highest total in the last 9 quarters, reaching 3,351 submissions, with 86% of them completed within the service standard.

Negative accumulation in the table above indicates periods during which completions exceeded both incoming volumes and the accumulation from the previous quarter(s).

The new Management of PLAs for NHPs policy was published on June 30th, 2014. Preparations for the new service standards, through the internal pilot, have enabled the increase in completions on target.

The Directorate responsible for the Natural Health Products Program is now known as the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD).

PCI 60-Day Target: 177 Applications and Amendments In Progress
Target Percentage In Progress Percent Change from Last Quarter
0-30 days 69% +12%
31-60 days 7% -37%
>60 days 24% -43%
Non-PCI 180-Day Target: 1792 Applications and Amendments In Progress
Target Percentage In Progress Percent Change from Last Quarter
0-90 days 55% +7%
91-180 days 41% -18%
>180 days 4% -69%

This quarter, NNHPD finalized monographs for N-acetyl-L-cysteine, Resveratrol, Red Wine Extract and Workout Supplements. NNHPD has published for consultation monographs for Spirulina, Black Walnut, Red Clover, Cognitive function Products and Royal Jelly and revisions for Oral Health and Reishi monographs.

The following monographs are scheduled for publishing next quarter: Black Pepper, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Ubiquinol, Triphala and Seal Oil, and revisions to Probiotic and Multiple Ingredient Joint Health Products monographs. The following are expected to be published for consultation next quarter: Aloe Vera Leaf Gel - Oral, African Wild Mango, Kutki, Aromatherapy, Bearberry-Uva ursi and Olive Leaf, and revisions to the Antiseptic Cleansers monograph.

Site

Submissions Received this Quarter
Type of Submission Count of Submissions Percent Change from Last Quarter
Applications 39 -5%
Renewals 98 -3%
Amendments 96 -3%
Notifications 8 -11%
Submissions Completed this Quarter
Type of Submission Count of Submissions Percent Change from Last Quarter
Applications 38 -7%
Renewals 82 -27%
Amendments 115 +6%
Notifications 9 -31%

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Data Refreshed On: 11/07/2014

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