Shawn Buckley’s analysis and opinion helps answer the question, “Could you financially survive cost recovery under the Self-Care Framework?”. Health Canada has begun the process to harmonize natural health products (NHPs), non-prescription chemical drugs and cosmetics under a single set of regulations – the Self-Care Framework. Unfortunately for NHP manufacturers, distributors, packagers and importers this restructuring is likely to result in increased regulatory fees. “Health Canada’s rational is that they cannot continue to charge the chemical drug companies fees, and not charge natural health companies fees, when both are under the same regulations with the same requirements for licensing.”

This is a must-read on inevitable fee scenarios facing the industry next year.  An industry the public counts on to produce their NHPs.