Canada’s New Labeling Requirements Takes Effect June 13

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Source: FDA News

Drugmakers face new labeling requirements in Canada this month aimed at ensuring that the labeling is clear and easily understood.

Beginning June 13, labels on prescription drugs must be prominently displayed and expressed in plain language. The requirement takes effect June 13, 2017, for nonprescription drugs.

Also starting this month, labels for both prescription and nonprescription drugs must display contact information, and new drugs must undergo a brand name assessment to show that they won’t be confused with other products due to similar names.

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