Pre-Market Approval of Dietary Supplements: The Canadian Story Sep 17/14

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WHAT IF THE FDA ADOPTED HEALTH CANADA’S REGULATORY MODEL FOR NHPS? 

The Alliance for Natural Health (USA) recently published an article by NHPPA’s Shawn Buckley, where he gives a clear picture of the main differences between Health Canada and the FDA’s current regulatory systems for Natural Health Products (NHPs). You’ll be enlightened (and perhaps enraged) about the negative ripple effects caused by Health Canada’s regulations that we don’t usually talk about. 

Read the full article article published: http://tiny.cc/cwmcmx

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Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth More than a $49 Billion ‘Cure’? – Time for Government to Wake Up Sep 17/14

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THANK YOU FOR THE KUDOS, VITALITY MAGAZINE! (TORONTO, ON) 

Editor-in-chief Julia Woodford gave NHPPA online optics after her brilliant rant on healthcare budgets, food, drugs and a not to be missed quote by Dr. Zoltan Rona on Health Canada’s latest bans.

Read the full article commentary: http://tiny.cc/fxlcmx

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There is no never… Just long periods of not yet ~ Solenn Heussaff Sep 15/14

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End Secrecy Around Prescription Drugs: Toronto Star Editorial Sep 11/14

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HEALTH CANADA NEEDS TO CLEAN UP ITS SHAMEFUL CULT OF INSTITUTIONAL SECRECY AND MAKE FINDINGS PUBLIC AS THE AMERICAN FOOD AND DRUG AGENCY DOES. 

“Some Canadian pharmaceutical companies have sold drugs they knew were defective — putting patients at possible risk. Others have hidden, altered and in some cases destroyed test data that showed their products were tainted or potentially unsafe, or not reported side-effects suffered by consumers taking their drugs.” This, and more about what Health Canada’s not telling us.

Read the full article published: http://tinyurl.com/l479lj9

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What Happens When a Comedian, Political Satirist and Actor Comments on NHPs Sept 3/14

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JOHN OLIVER, HOST OF THE AMERICAN LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW ‘LAST WEEK TONIGHT’, MIGHT NEED A FEW EMAILS FROM NHPPA SUBSCRIBERS. 

Aired at the end of June 2014, what started out as a critique on Dr. Oz’s choice of words describing the efficacy of a particular supplement, deteriorated into a misguided attack on Natural Health Products (NHPs). Oliver finds fault with Dr. Oz’s “flowery” recommendations on the next “miraculous” or “magical” weight loss supplement but “marketing to engage” vs “clinical language” are two different things. He mocks Dr. Oz’s statements, “Miracle flowers? Are you a doctor or an Old-west travelling salesman? Have I got something miraculous for you ladies and gentlemen! A monkey’s paw, mixed with five petals of a rose and a thimble full of otter semen”. Educated consumers who are aware of the regulatory challenges surrounding NHPs will find this clip difficult to watch without inciting anger. His poorly researched *entertaining* rant runs 16:25 minutes. Watch the YouTube video (coarse language) and post your comments. We want to hear what points you took greatest issue with. 

Watch the full video segment here: http://youtu.be/WA0wKeokWUU

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