The drug and health products inspections database

Learn about the Drug and Health Product Inspection Database (DHPID) and the information it contains.

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Overview

The DHPID gives you easy access to information about:

  • Drug good manufacturing practices (GMP) inspections and licences
  • Clinical trial inspections
  • Medical device inspections
  • Good pharmacovigilance practices (GVP) inspections
  • Cells, Tissues and Organs (CTO) inspections and registrations
  • Blood inspections, registrations and licences
  • Donor semen inspections

Why it was created

The DHPID was created to make information on inspections and establishment licences available to Canadians. The DHPID is updated regularly and covers inspections conducted since 2012.

The DHPID also replaced the drug establishment licence live listing. 

The DHPID supports Health Canada's policy on open government and regulatory transparency.

Why you might be interested

You may be interested in the DHPID if you:

  • Want to know what establishments are licensed or registered in Canada for health products
  • Want to access information on inspections for the different inspection programs

Features

The main features of the DHPID include that it:

  • Is designed to include up to date information
  • Is easy to find and use
  • Provides user friendly interface

Benefits of the DHPID include that it:

  • Is a single search platform for each program
  • Is mobile and user friendly
  • Provides easy access in a central location to inspection information

Terminology

The DHPID is designed as a virtual warehouse. It contains information on inspections, and establishment registrations and licences for health products.  It also provides detailed and understandable information on these establishments.  For more information on the terms used, please see the appropriate program page, as linked under the Guides and Help section on the DHPID home page.
The following is a list of terms that are used throughout:

Activity(ies)

For domestic buildings: a list of activities and categories of products for which the building is licensed or registered.

For foreign buildings: a list of activities and categories of products for which the building has been inspected.

Category(ies)

For domestic buildings: a list of categories of products for which the building is licensed or registered.

For foreign buildings: a list of categories of products for which the building has been inspected.

Control number

The reference number assigned to the clinical trial application (CTA).

Currently licensed

Indicates if the inspected building currently holds a valid establishment licence, if applicable.

Currently registered

Indicates if the inspected building currently holds a valid establishment registration, if applicable.

Deficiencies

A high level summary of the deficiency(ies) noted during the inspection.

Drug name

The drug for human use that was tested in the clinical trial that was inspected.

Establishment name

The establishment name of the inspected building.

Initial inspection deficiencies (IID)

A report providing a preliminary overview of the inspection findings. 

Inspection end date

The last date of the inspection.

Inspection outcome

The result of the inspection, including the compliance rating and the applicable regulations.

Inspection report cards summary

A report providing a plain language summary of the inspection.

Inspection start date

The first date of the inspection

Licence number

The number of the licence.

Location

The location of the building, Canada or Other (foreign).

Measures taken by Health Canada

The initial measures taken by Health Canada following the inspection.

Observation number

The numbered order in which the deficiency/observation is listed.

Province

For domestic buildings, the province of the building.

Rating

The compliance rating issued for the inspection.

Reference number

The reference number assigned to the establishment.

Region

For Clinical Trials, the region of the trial.

Registration number

The registration number assigned to the inspected building.

Regulation

The regulatory provision or range of regulatory provisions under which a deficiency is cited.

Site

The alphanumeric identifier used to distinguish different buildings with the same Establishment Name.

Sponsor

An individual, corporate body, institution or organization that conducts a drug clinical trial.

Summary of observation

A plain language summary of the observation(s) cited in the inspection.

Terms and Conditions

A list of any terms and conditions on the licence, if applicable.

Trial Phase

The phase of a clinical trial that was inspected (1, 2, 3, or 4).

Type of inspection/Inspection type

The type of inspection conducted, e.g. initial, regular, foreign etc.

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