Health Canada Delays Natural Health Product Compliance Rules
OTTAWA — Health Canada won't crack down on unlicensed natural health products for sale in Canada for at least another year, despite recent assurances that a new compliance plan would kick in soon.
The news, delivered privately to industry insiders at Health Canada workshops over the last two weeks, comes after Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq assured parliamentarians earlier this fall that the government was on track to clear a product licensing backlog by March 2010 and implement "a compliance strategy for 2010."
Health Canada reaffirmed Tuesday that the department is on target to meet the March deadline. But in workshops officials told industry representatives not to worry about that date...
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