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WHAT'S NEW

What's New is a listing of modifications to the NHPID since the last update. This page was most recently revised on January 22, 2021.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The updates to the NHPID listed below apply to the most recent version of the web-based Product Licence Application (web PLA) form. All new product licence application submissions must use the web PLA form.


New Ingredients

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients were added.

NHPID Name:
Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Seed Oil

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Sambucus Nigra Seed Oil

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Saccharina Latissima

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Neoagarum Fimbriatum

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Devaleraea Mollis

Role:
Medicinal


NHPID Name:
Iron Hydroxide Adipate Tartrate

Role:
No role


NHPID Name:
Peppermint Oil

Role:
Non-medicinal


Removed Ingredients

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients were removed.

No Changes.


Revised NHPID Names

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients had their NHPID name revised.

No Changes.


Revised Proper and Common Names

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients had their common or proper names revised.

NHPID Name:
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

New Common Name(s):
Mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil


New Roles

In this update, the roles of the following non-homeopathic ingredients were changed.

NHPID Name:
Peppermint Essential Oil

Old Role:
Non-medicinal

New Role:
No role


Revised Restrictions

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients underwent a modification related to their restrictions.

NHPID Name:
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

New Route(s) of Adminstration added:
Topical


NHPID Name:
Acetone

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) removed:
General Upper Limit: 0.5 Units: Percent Detail: 0.5% (ICH) Reference: ICH


NHPID Name:
Acetone

New Non-medicinal Restriction(s) added:
General Upper Limit: 0.5 . Units: Percent . Detail: 0.5% (ICH) . Reference: ICH


Other Ingredient Modifications

In this update, the following non-homeopathic ingredients underwent a modification different from those listed above, such as new source material, new preparation type, or new sub-ingredient relationship, etc.

NHPID Name:
Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Name Reference removed:
UNAVA


NHPID Name:
Vaccinium vitis-idaea

New Name Reference added:
GRIN


NHPID Name:
Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Medicinal Rationale changed:
Classified as an NHP under Schedule 1, item 1 (a plant or a plant material) of the Natural Health Products Regulations.


NHPID Name:
Bioflavonoids

New Source Material(s) added:
Passiflora incarnata Part: Flower Humulus lupulus Part: Strobile Scutellaria lateriflora Part: Herb top Matricaria chamomilla Part: Flower


NHPID Name:
Passiflora incarnata

New Name Reference added:
GRIN


NHPID Name:
Passiflora incarnata

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Bioflavonoids


NHPID Name:
Humulus lupulus

New Source Material(s) added:
GRIN


NHPID Name:
Humulus lupulus

New Source Material(s) added:
Bioflavonoids


NHPID Name:
Scutellaria lateriflora

New Source Material(s) added:
GRIN


NHPID Name:
Scutellaria lateriflora

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Bioflavonoids


NHPID Name:
Matricaria chamomilla

Toxicity Restriction removed:
GRIN


NHPID Name:
Matricaria chamomilla

New Source Material(s) added:
Bioflavonoids


NHPID Name:
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Modification:
Removed Schedule 1: Extract


NHPID Name:
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

New Source Material(s) added:
Mentha piperita - Whole plant


NHPID Name:
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Method(s) of Preparation removed:
Oil, Essential (water steam distillation) Standardized


NHPID Name:
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Removed NMI purpose(s):
Flavour Enhancer; Preservative Antimicrobial


NHPID Name:
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil

Modification:
For topical use only, up to 5%, when formulated to be non-sensitizing.


NHPID Name:
Peppermint Essential Oil

Medicinal Rationale changed:
Classified as an NHP under Schedule 1, item 2 (an extract) of the Natural Health Products Regulations.


NHPID Name:
Acetone

New Name Reference added:
MIO


NHPID Name:
Acetone

Toxicity Restriction changed:
New Detail: Up to 50 mg/day as residual solvent without justification, equivalent to a concentration limit of 5000 ppm when assuming a product mass of 10 g administered daily. This limit applies to all dosage forms and routes of administration.


Monograph Modifications

In this update, the following single ingredient or product monographs were added or modified.

No Changes.


AbLS Modifications

In this update, the following abbreviated labelling standards were added or modified.

No Changes.


Controlled Vocabulary Modifications

In this update, the following controlled vocabulary (dosage forms, methods of preparation, quality test methods, etc) were added or modified.

No Changes.


Homeopathic Ingredient Modifications

In this update, the following homeopathic ingredients were added or modified.

No Changes.

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