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Ottawa Marriott Hotel

Oct 30, 2018 7:00 AM - Oct 31, 2018 3:00 PM

100 Kent Street , Ottawa, ON K1P5R7 , CANADA

DIA Annual Canadian Meeting

Transformation with Collaboration

Session 6: Track A: Innovative Labeling Policies, Guidances, and Solutions for Self-Care Products

Session Chair(s)

Kristin  Willemsen, MS

Kristin Willemsen, MS

Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs

Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada, Canada

Health Canada has been working with stakeholders since 2016 to consult on new policy and regulations that would achieve a consistent, risk-based approach to regulation for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, natural health products, and cosmetics. In February 2018, Health Canada set out ambitious plans to execute the Self-Care Framework under existing legal statues, beginning with improving labeling for NHPs by adapting Facts Table style labeling. This announcement comes at a time when the consumer health product industry is actively working to adapt Facts Table labeling to all marketed OTCs in retail by June 2021. Necessity is the mother of convention. Packaging size limitations and timing constraints have created an environment where highly innovative approaches to packaging and labeling policy are needed to ensure that consumers have the information they need at the point of sale.

Learning Objective : At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  • Gain awareness of the future regulatory and labeling policy direction for self-care products
  • Understand current labeling policies to leverage electronic label extensions required information at the “point of use” vs “point of selection”
  • Identify strategies for adapting Facts Tables on packages


Matthew  Bown

Self-Care Products Framework Update

Matthew Bown

Natural and Non-Prescription Products Directorate, Canada

Senior Policy Advisor

Jason  DiMuzio, MS

Plain Language Labeling for OTCs

Jason DiMuzio, MS

Health Canada, Canada

Label Review Coordinator, Non-Prescription Drugs Evaluation Division

James  Lee

PLL Implementation and Solutions for the Future

James Lee

Jones Packaging, Canada

Director, Innovation Solutions Group

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