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As of this month, Health Canada’s Plain Language Labelling Regulations begin to come into force – starting with new requirements for manufacturers of prescription drugs to provide mock-ups of labels and packages for Health Canada review; and to provide evidence that proposed brand names will not be confused with previously approved brand names.


The provisions also apply to drugs that are administered or obtained through a health professional.  Similar requirements for non-prescription drugs will come into effect in 2017


Drug labels that are easy to read and understand help Canadians to use the right medications correctly and avoid potentially dangerous medication errors. The goal of the Plain Language Labelling initiative is to make drug labels and packaging information easier to read and understand. The Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Labelling, Packaging and Brand Names of Drugs for Human Use) were published in July 2014 and are part of the Plain Language Labelling Initiative.



To learn more about Plain Language Labelling Regulations Coming Into Force, please follow the link above.  Please contact Nexreg for Labeling Services.