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Health Canada Introduces Cannabis Health Products, A Budding Category
The federal government recently launched a consultation to seek feedback on the introduction of a new category of health products with cannabis, referred to as cannabis health products (CHPs).
Canada
5 Jul 2019
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Significant Changes To Canada's Cannabis Licensing Process
Health Canada has issued a press release stating that it is changing the application process for licences to cultivate cannabis, process cannabis or sell cannabis for medical purposes (Commercial Licences).
Canada
27 May 2019
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2019 B.C. Budget: Infrastructure Pipeline
On February 19, 2019, British Columbia issued its 2019 budget, which the provincial government stated is "the largest infrastructure investment in B.C.'s history".
Canada
5 Mar 2019
4
Up In The Air: Health Canada Considers Further Restrictions For Vaping Product Advertising
Health Canada recently proposed measures to reduce the impact of vaping product advertising on youth and non-users of tobacco products. If implemented,
Canada
28 Feb 2019
5
Pensions Newsletter – July 2018
Welcome to the 21st issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter.
Canada
24 Jul 2018
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Health Canada Proposes Front-Of-Package Nutrition Labelling Requirements
The Government of Canada recently published proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) that if adopted, would significantly change key elements of the labelling of food products.
Canada
28 Feb 2018
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Balancing Act — Public Infrastructure Aspects Of The 2017 Ontario Budget
On April 27, 2017, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa released Ontario's 2017 budget, "A Stronger, Healthier, Ontario" (Budget).
Canada
4 May 2017
8
Trends In Life Sciences: From Data Protection To Drug Pricing
Personal information protection and compliance with privacy laws have taken centre stage with life sciences companies as a result of the increasing use of data in connection with a myriad of products...
Canada
5 Apr 2017
9
On Track: Infrastructure Elements Of Ontario's 2016 Economic Outlook And Fiscal Review
On November 14, 2016, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa delivered the 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, titled "Building Ontario Up for Everyone".
Canada
22 Nov 2016
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On Track: Infrastructure Elements Of Ontario's 2016 Economic Outlook And Fiscal Review
On November 14, 2016, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa delivered the 2016 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review, titled "Building Ontario Up for Everyone".
Canada
22 Nov 2016
11
Time To Prescribe A Dose Of Social Media?
Many industries have jumped on the social media bandwagon, but pharmaceutical companies seem to be lagging behind.
Canada
8 Jan 2016
12
Health Canada Pushes Forward With Nutrition Labelling Changes
On June 13, 2015, the Government of Canada published proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations that, if adopted, would significantly change key elements of the nutrition labelling of food products.
Canada
25 Jun 2015
13
Ontario Court Of Appeal Allows Privacy Tort In Medical Records Context
A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal has clarified the scope of the tort of "intrusion upon seclusion" first recognized by the same court in Jones v. Tsige in 2012.
Canada
2 Mar 2015
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Certification Of Action Against Drug Manufacturers Denied
On April 19, 2012, the Québec Court of Appeal (the Court) rendered the first decision on misleading advertising since the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada (the SCC) in Richard v. Time Inc. In Perreault v. McNeil PDI Inc.,
Canada
6 Jun 2012
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Canadian Court Determines Scope Of Financial Recovery For Delayed Generic Entry
A judge of Canada's Federal Court has issued the first trial decision on a claim made by a generic manufacturer under section 8 of the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations (the Regulations) for damages suffered as a result of being kept off the market due to an innovator's assertion of its patent rights under the Regulations.
Canada
29 Oct 2008
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Canada Proposes Tough New Product Safety Laws
The Canadian federal government recently introduced new legislation which, if enacted, will significantly change the regulatory regime for foods, therapeutic products (which includes drugs, natural health products and medical devices), cosmetics and other consumer products.
Canada
8 May 2008
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Toronto Considering Toxic Substances Right-to-Know Law
On July 9, 2007, the City of Toronto Board of Health approved a recommendation from its chief medical officer of health to prepare a report on a proposed community right-to-know by-law concerning 25 toxic substances identified as priority health concerns.
Canada
 
25 Jul 2007
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Now You See It, Now You Don’t—Infringement By An Intermediate
The recent case of Abbott Laboratories v. Minister of Health and Ratiopharm addressed two notable issues, namely: (i) whether a patent is infringed by the production of a patented compound during an intermediate stage of the manufacture of a drug where the patented compound is not present in the finished drug; and (ii) whether a patent is invalid for anticipation in circumstances where the patented substance was previously made in the course of manufacturing another compound and the patented sub
Canada
 
2 Oct 2006
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International Trade In Pharmaceuticals — Is Online Out Of Line?
The global market for pharmaceuticals is estimated to be in the range of USD 650 billion in 2006, of which the U.S. market alone accounts for about 47% (USD 300 billion). It is no surprise, then, that companies are adopting a new method of entering this market. One recent phenomenon has been the rise of online cross-border pharmacies. Online cross-border pharmacies accept pharmaceutical orders from U.S. customers over the Internet, fill out the orders with drugs sourced in Canada and mail the dr
Canada
 
16 May 2006
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Tax-Efficient Delivery Of Health & Disability Benefits
Designing effective employee health and disability plans is complex. Although just one of many factors employers must take into account, tax considerations should not be overlooked since they can have a significant impact on the cost of a plan design to the employer and its perceived value to employees.
Canada
 
10 Mar 2006
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