Health Products and Food Branch
Health Products and Food Branch
News Article | August 1, 2017
SAGINAW, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Graminex® LLC, producer of Graminex® Flower Pollen Extracts™, receives Health Canada Approval under the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) for its PollenAid® and Prostanex® Flower Pollen Extract™ formulations. Health Canada’s certification guarantees that Graminex Products meet the highest quality standards according to the guidelines of Health Canada’s Health Products and Food Branch’s Mandate. The mandated guidelines take an integrated approach to managing the risks and benefits in regards to supplements and health food to safe guard the consumer against inferior products. “Graminex® now has products that are pre-approved by Health Canada’s NNHPD. We are excited to offer Canadian customers new healthcare products backed by the current certification. Our customers are once again assured that Graminex® continues to meet the highest standards in the market today,” stated Justin E. Ritter, Regulatory Affairs. “Graminex is pleased to be able to support our Canadian Customers with certified products, in one of the largest supplement markets that generates annual sales surpassing $1.4 billion,” added Heather J. May, COO. PollenAid® and Prostanex® may help to support men’s prostate health, urinary health, quality of life, and sexual health. Additional claims may be reviewed upon request of the NPN licenses of both products. Graminex® LLC is the leading producer of natural and solvent free Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract™. Graminex® directly owns and manages more than 8,500 acres of farmland in Northwest Ohio to meet its customer’s needs. Graminex’s® active ingredients are grown and processed for the dietary supplement, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, food and skin care industries. Graminex® markets its own line of dietary supplements, focusing on prostate care, urinary care, menopausal support, and skin care. Partnered with its distributors, retailers and manufacturers, Graminex® products are sold in more than 44 countries on six continents. For further information please contact Graminex® LLC Public Relations, Colleen May at (419) 278-1023 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit www.graminex.com.
News Article | August 1, 2017
SAGINAW, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Graminex® LLC, produtora de Graminex® Flower Pollen Extracts™, recebe aprovação da Health Canada de acordo com o Diretório de produtos de saúde naturais e sem receitas (Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate - NNHPD) para suas formulações de PollenAid® and Prostanex® Flower Pollen Extract™. A certificação da Health Canada garante que os produtos da Graminex atendem aos mais altos padrões de qualidade, de acordo com as diretrizes do Mandato da Agência de alimentos e produtos de saúde (Health Products and Food Branch) do Canadá. As diretrizes do mandato usam uma abordagem integrada para administrar os riscos e os benefícios relativos a suplementos e alimentos saudáveis para salvaguardar o consumo de produtos inferiores. A Graminex® LLC é produtora líder do Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract™ natural e sem solventes. A Graminex® tem e administra diretamente mais de 8.500 acres terras cultivadas no noroeste de Ohio para atender às necessidades do cliente. Os ingredientes ativos da Graminex® são cultivados e processados para as indústrias de suplementos alimentares, nutracêuticos, farmacêuticos, alimentares e de tratamento da pele. A Graminex® comercializa sua própria linha de suplementos alimentares, concentrando-se em cuidados com a próstata, cuidados urinários, suporte para a menopausa e tratamento da pele. Trabalhando em parceria com seus distribuidores, varejistas e fabricantes, a Graminex® vende seus produtos em mais de 44 países, nos seis continentes. O texto no idioma original deste anúncio é a versão oficial autorizada. As traduções são fornecidas apenas como uma facilidade e devem se referir ao texto no idioma original, que é a única versão do texto que tem efeito legal.
Xian-zhi L.,Health Products and Food Branch
Chinese Journal of Antibiotics | Year: 2012
Antibiotic resistance has impeded the cure of bacterial infections as evident with ESKAPE pathogens which include Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species. Multidrug resistance (MDR) in P. aeruginosa is largely attributable to the multiple multidrug effux pumps such as MexAB-OprM and MexXY belonging to the resistance-nodulation-division (RND) superfamily. Since the discovery of RND pumps two decades ago, our ever-expanding understanding of these pumps has provided substantial insights into the clinical significance, structure, assembly, mechanism, regulation and inhibition of RND pumps in P. aeruginosa. Multidrug effux pumps not only contribute to MDR of clinical relevance, but also are involved in other functions including stress responses and virulence. Antibiotic development is continually challenged in discovering molecules that can bypass this effux mechanism or be used as effective effux pump inhibitors in the combination with antipseudomonal drugs. This article aims at providing an update on many of the aforementioned advances achieved in the last decade after the publication of a previous review on the same topic in 2003 in this journal. These studies have again compellingly demonstrated both the importance and urgency of the prudent use of antibiotic agents in all settings to avert a post-antibiotic era.
Li X.-Z.,Health Products and Food Branch
Chinese Journal of Antibiotics | Year: 2013
Antibiotic resistance in bacteria has emerged as both medical and social problems worldwide. Research advances on ancient bacterial DNA and modern pathogens have indicated the ancient origin, diversity and rapid evolution of antibiotic resistance genes or resistome. Resistance determinants and those mobile genetic elements related to gene evolution such as plasmids, insertion sequences, transposons and integrons have existed far before the modern antibiotic era. During the short period of the past 70 years of the antibiotic era, the significant use of antibiotics has created selection pressures on bacteria. Moreover, bacteria themselves possess spontaneous mutations as well as horizontal gene transfer. These factors have led to the rapid evolution of resistance genes and the emergence of new resistance features. There exists a shared antibiotic resistome between the environmental bacteria and human pathogens. The key human pathogens such as the ESKAPE pathogens with high levels of multidrug or pan-drug resistance have not only demonstrated the complexity of the origin, evolution and spread of resistance genes but also constituted a significant threat against anti-infective therapy. All of these have revealed an urgent need to further take effective measures to control the use of various antibiotics, particularly those belonging to the critically-important antibiotics in human medicine. Antibiotic abuse must be stopped in all environments.
Legrand M.,Environment Canada |
Feeley M.,Health Products and Food Branch |
Tikhonov C.,First Nations and Inuit Health Branch |
Schoen D.,Environment Canada |
Li-Muller A.,Environment Canada
Canadian Journal of Public Health | Year: 2010
Exposure to methylmercury (MeHg) from fish and marine mammal consumption continues to present a public health concern. To date, developmental neurotoxicity is the most sensitive health outcome, forming the basis for health-risk assessments and the derivation of biomonitoring guidance values. This article summarizes existing Health Canada MeHg blood guidance values for general population and expands them to include a harmonized provisional interim blood guidance value of 8 μg/L based on the existing provisional Tolerable Daily Intake for children, pregnant women and women of childbearing age. Associated public health actions, according to age, sex, and level of exposure are recommended. © 2010 Canadian Public Health Association.
News Article | November 16, 2016
BROOKFIELD, WI--(Marketwired - Nov 16, 2016) - Trident Brands, Inc. ( : TDNT), an emerging growth company focused on identifying and building growth brands in dynamic consumer segments, today announced that Brain Armor has been granted a Product license under The Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) authorizing the sale of the product in Canada. (NNHPD) is the regulating authority for natural health products for sale in Canada. This license opens up a major new market for the Brain Armor® Brand, clearing the way for marketing and distribution activity in Canada. "Brain Armor® has been adopted by elite sports programs both at the professional and collegiate level in the United States. As a result, there is already demand among pro sports teams and athletics programs in Canada. Now that we are cleared to sell our product in Canada, we can begin to develop our business in this market. This is an exciting development," explains Trident Brands President, Don MacPhee. Brain Armor® has a strong following with professional and collegiate level sports. Its customers include major-league baseball, professional football and hockey as well as a list of NCAA Division I collegiate programs across the US. Awareness and interest in products that support brain health has been growing in Canada thanks to heightened media coverage and player safety programs in sports organizations across the country. About Brain Armor® Brain Armor® is a plant based DHA Omega-3 supplement designed for athletes to optimize cognitive and visual performance. It is NSF certified for sport, and has garnered a following with professional and collegiate athletes. Brain Armor® features life'sDHA®, a plant based DHA sourced from a sustainable process in an FDA inspected facility. DHA is especially concentrated in the gray matter of the brain, the retina of the eyes and heart tissue. DHA represents 97 percent of the omega-3s in the brain. Trident Brands holds an exclusive worldwide license from Royal DSM to market Brain Armor®. About NNHPD As part of the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada, the Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) is the regulating authority for natural health products for sale in Canada. Our role is to ensure that Canadians have ready access to natural health products that are safe, effective and of high quality while respecting freedom of choice and philosophical and cultural diversity. About Trident Brands, Inc. Trident Brands, Inc. is an emerging growth company focused on identifying and building growth brands in dynamic consumer segments. The company's management team has expertise in developing and commercializing consumer products in global companies and specialty markets. Trident is currently targeting growth opportunities in brand and consolidated licenses, consumer goods such as functional foods, supplements, and beverages, life science technologies that have applications in consumer products, and intellectual property and/or licenses in recognized brand platforms. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe-harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are not historical facts. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "should," "project," "plan," "seek," "intend," or "anticipate" or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and include discussions of strategy, and statements about industry trends and the Company's future performance, operations, and products. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, market acceptance of the Company's forthcoming line of nutritional products; the Company's compliance with applicable Food and Drug Administration regulations; the Company's reliance on third-party contractors to mix and produce its products; the Company's ability to develop an effective marketing strategy; the Company's ability to control advertising and marketing costs; the Company's ability to develop and increase awareness of its forthcoming brands; the success of the Company's marketing focus to retail buyers; the Company's exposure to product liability claims and intellectual property claims from third parties; and the Company's reliance on the expected growth in demand for its products. For a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties see "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in the Company's public filings with the SEC. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. The Company has no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.
Klein A.V.,Health Products and Food Branch
Biologicals | Year: 2011
Omnitrope is the first Subsequent Entry Biologic (SEB)/Similar Biotherapeutic Product (SBP) filed with Health Canada, for purposes of marketing. Health Canada is the home organization of the Regulatory Authority in Canada. As the first SEB to be filed for actual review, it presented unique challenges. While the principles for the review and approval of a SEB were laid out in a " fact sheet" there remained still a guidance to be drafted. The review of the submissions proceeded in parallel with the development of the guideline. This article will provide the details of how the final decision was arrived at and how that decision validated the principles underlying the guidance document, in the absence of direct regulations specifically addressing SEBs in Canada. © 2011.
Knezevic I.,World Health Organization |
Griffiths E.,Health Products and Food Branch
Biologicals | Year: 2011
Biotechnology derived medicinal products are presently the best characterized biologicals with considerable production and clinical experience, and have revolutionized the treatment of some of the most difficult-to-treat diseases, prolonging and improving the quality of life and patient care. They are also currently one of the fastest growing segments of the pharmaceutical industry market. The critical challenge that the biopharmaceutical industry is facing is the expiry of patents for the first generation of biopharmaceuticals, mainly recombinant DNA derived products, such as interferons, growth hormone and erythropoetin. The question that immediately arose was how should such copies of the originator products be licensed, bearing in mind that they are highly complex biological molecules produced by equally complex biological production processes with their inherent problem of biological variability. Copying biologicals is much more complex than copying small molecules and the critical issue was how to handle the licensing of products if relying in part on data from an innovator product. Since 2004 there has been considerable international consultation on how to deal with biosimilars and biological copy products. This has led to a better understanding of the challenges in the regulatory evaluation of the quality, safety and efficacy of " biosimilars" , to the exchange of information between regulators, as well as to the identification of key issues. The aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of the scientific and regulatory challenges faced in developing and evaluating similar biotherapeutic products for global use. It is intended as an introduction to the series of articles in this special issue of Biologicals devoted to similar biotherepeutic products. © 2011.
Roberts K.C.,Public Health Agency of Canada |
Shields M.,Health Analysis Division |
De Groh M.,Public Health Agency of Canada |
Aziz A.,Health Products and Food Branch |
Gilbert J.-A.,Health Products and Food Branch
Health Reports | Year: 2012
Background: The 2009 to 2011 Canadian Health Measures Survey provides the most recent measured body mass index (BMI) data for children and adolescents. However, different methodologies exist for classifying BMI among children and youth. Based on the most recent World Health Organization classifi cation, nearly a third of 5- to 17-year-olds were overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity differed between boys and girls (15.1% versus 8.0%), most notably those aged 5 to 11, among whom the percentage of obese boys (19.5%) was more than three times that of obese girls (6.3%). These estimates indicate a higher prevalence of overweight/ obesity among children than do estimates based on International Obesity Task Force cut-offs. Although the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children in Canada has not increased over the last decade, it remains a public health concern, given the tendency for excess weight to persist through to adulthood and lead to negative health outcomes.
News Article | March 2, 2017
NEW YORK, March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blake Insomnia Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQB:BKIT) and Sajo Consulting LLC are pleased to introduce the team appointed to conduct clinical trials of its insomnia products using Blake’s proprietary Zleepax™ formula: Canadian clinical trials are planned for Q3 2017 pending approval of a New Drug Submission by the Health Products and Food Branch of Health Canada. Blake and Sajo are continuing to negotiate key terms of the joint venture. The two companies entered into an agreement about one week ago but have agreed to renegotiate certain terms. About Sajo Consulting LLC Sajo designs solutions and strategies in getting products to market faster and smarter. Their research, scientific, regulatory and operational team puts best practice standards to work while building innovative solutions for constantly evolving industries. About Blake Insomnia Therapeutics Inc. Blake is a pharmaceutical company devoted to improving night-time and daytime quality of life for people with insomnia. The company’s patent-pending ZLX-1 compound has demonstrated efficacy without producing side effects identified as the No. 1 problem with current sleep medication. The ZLX-1 compound is marketed under the brand name, Zleepax™. Forward-Looking Statements: This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to our growth strategy and product development programs and any other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated are: risks related to our growth strategy; risks relating to the results of research and development activities; our ability to obtain, perform under and maintain financing and strategic agreements and relationships; uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical testing; our dependence on third-party suppliers; our ability to attract, integrate, and retain key personnel; the early stage of products under development; our need for substantial additional funds; government regulation; patent and intellectual property matters; competition; as well as other risks described in our SEC filings. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.