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Over 800,000 Canadians are experimenting with recreational or illegal cannabis products for their health

21 November 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – According to Statistics Canada, there are 811,000 Canadians taking recreational or illegal cannabis products for their health without a doctor note/prescription. These are not products that have been approved by Health Canada as over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) or natural health products (NHPs). Until Health Canada changes the law that prevents the manufactures of OTCs and NHPs from seeking their approval, they never will be. 

Consumer Health Products Canada recognizes that cannabis is being embraced as a health product globally.  Read More >

International Self-Care Day 2019

July 24, 2019 – Today, we celebrate International Self-Care Day.  This day is a great reminder for each of us as individuals, but also for governments to make self-care a priority.  Self-care is all about the important role you play in your own health.  Whether exercising, brushing your teeth, eating well, applying sunscreen, quitting smoking, or treating fevers and headaches, self-care is what we all do to stay healthy.

Put simply, Read More >

International Self-Care Day – Canadian Campaign Launch

Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada) and International Counterparts Launch Online Campaign to Promote Benefits of Self-Care

July 24, 2018 (OTTAWA, ON) – Self-care is vital to the health of Canadians, has a positive impact on the healthcare system and should be practiced daily. MPs Rob Oliphant and Marilyn Gladu launched International Self-Care Day (ISCD) today, a world-wide initiative led in Canada by Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada). Read More >

Federal/Provincial/Territorial Governments Launch Regulatory Cooperation Initiatives

Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada) applauds move that will improve self-care options for Canadians and reduce healthcare costs.

July 20, 2018 (OTTAWA, ON)
– CHP Canada welcomes the premiers’ commitment today to work toward fixing the inconsistent federal and provincial processes determining conditions of sale for over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. This will give more options to Canadians who practice self-care and will reduce healthcare costs. Read More >

Parliamentary Health Committee Recognizes Importance of Self-Care in Pharmacare Report

OTTAWA (April 19, 2018) – Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada) and its members today welcomed the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health’s recognition of the value of self-care in its national pharmacare report. The report calls on the federal Minister of Health to improve access to new non-prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs for use in self-care by working with her provincial and territorial counterparts to better coordinate their regulation.

“Reducing the delays in access to new medicines for use in self-care can improve overall access to affordable medicines and reduce healthcare costs,” said Karen Proud, Read More >

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