Mondaq Canada: Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
On February 12, 2015, Quebec’s Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, announced new rules regarding the use of the instruction "do not substitute" on innovator drugs.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Health Canada released details on a proposed new regulatory framework for consumer health products ("CHPs") that will include non-prescription drugs, cosmetics, disinfectants and natural health products ("NHPs").
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
This draft guidance introduces the possibility of dramatic change to Canada’s food laws, including a new category of "supplemented foods," with tremendous implications and opportunities for the food industry
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa’s Law) ("Vanessa’s Law") received royal assent on Nov. 6, 2014 and is now law.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
While most media and academic attention is devoted to what happens in legislatures and to the statutes they produce, most governing is done through the enactment and enforcement of regulations.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Revised CFIA process provides 2-hour timeframe to confirm information for public warnings for food recalls.
MNP
The beer industry is bustling right now, filled with new customers, new beers and new opportunities.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Le 6 février 2015, le gouvernement du Québec a adopté le projet de loi 10, intitulé Loi modifiant l’organisation et la gouvernance du réseau de la santé et des services sociaux notamment par l’abolition des agences régionales.
Miller Thomson LLP
A 92 year old man’s driving in the parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly in Mayville, Wisconsin, is the latest viral video sensation to capture the world’s attention, as he hit 9 vehicles while trying to exit his stall.
Miller Thomson LLP
On February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") issued Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) ("Carter"), a landmark and unanimous decision on physician-assisted dying.
Torkin Manes LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently allowed common law actions for invasions of privacy relating to personal health information.
Torys LLP
Health Canada has announced its intention to require prescription drug manufacturers to report drug shortages that impact the Canadian market.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Certain provisions of the Canadian Criminal Code have the effect of prohibiting assisted suicide.
WeirFoulds LLP
Our Estate Alert of February 6, 2015 discussed the Supreme Court of Canada's decision of Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) that was released that day.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
In September 2012 we reported on a ruling which held that a prohibition on physician-assisted death is unconstitutional and should be permitted in certain circumstances.
Cassels Brock
The Minister of Health and Health Canada have bulked up with new powers over the holidays, and the medical products community needs to take notice.
Torkin Manes LLP
In Ontario, the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 and the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 require retirement homes and long-term care facilities to protect their residents from abuse by anyone, and from neglect by the home and its staff.
Cassels Brock
Canadian courts may be taking a firmer stance against certification in pharmaceutical class actions.
Miller Thomson LLP
Bill 21, the Safeguarding Health Care Integrity Act, 2014 received Royal Assent on December 11, 2014 bringing about significant changes to the oversight of hospital pharmacies and regulated health professionals.
Torkin Manes LLP
When the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Hryniak v. Mauldin on Jan. 23 of last year, counsel immediately began to mourn what was perceived as the inevitable death of the trial.
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In the last few years, statistics show that an increasing number of licences to possess medical marihuana have been granted, and with the recent changes to the federal legislation, this number is very likely to keep growing.
Bennett Jones LLP
On Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada released its landmark end-of-life decision in Carter v Canada (Attorney General).
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Government of Quebec tabled Bill 10, "An Act to modify the organization and governance of the health and social services network, in particular by abolishing the regional agencies."
Torkin Manes LLP
The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently allowed common law actions for invasions of privacy relating to personal health information.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Across Canada, there is wide recognition that individuals have a unique privacy interest in respect of their personal health information and their communications with medical health care professionals.
WeirFoulds LLP
Today the law criminalizing physician-assisted suicide was overturned in the landmark unanimous decision of Carter v. Canada (Attorney General).
WeirFoulds LLP
The recent Divisional Court decision of Iacovelli v. College of Nurses of Ontario discusses the significant power of the ICRC of a health regulatory College to order an independent medical examination.
Torys LLP
Manufacturers and distributors intending to market their U.S. dietary supplements in Canada will want to understand the regulation of dietary supplements in the U.S.
WeirFoulds LLP
Our Estate Alert of February 6, 2015 discussed the Supreme Court of Canada's decision of Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) that was released that day.
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