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Natural Health Products Ingredients Database

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 March 07, 2017.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The updates to the NHPID listed below apply to the most recent version of the ePLA (electronic Product Licence Application). All new electronic submissions of a Product Licence Application must use the latest version of the e-PLA, namely version 2.3.1, which is available for downloading from e-PLA 2.3.1


New Ingredients

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

NHPID Name:
Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Globularia Alypum Leaf Extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Centella Asiatica Leaf Water

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Leaf Extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Carbomer homopolymer type B

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
PEG-8 Methyl Ether Triethoxysilane

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
Combined genistin and genistein

Role:
No role


NHPID Name:
Stearamide AMP

Role:
Non-medicinal


NHPID Name:
N,N-Bis(2-Hydroxyethyl)-p-Phenylenediamine Sulfate

Role:
Non-medicinal


Removed Ingredients

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

NHPID Name:
Methylene blue

Role:
Non-medicinal


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:
Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil

New Common Name(s):
Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Essential Oil


NHPID Name:
Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract

Removed Common Name(s):
Rona Care Emblica


NHPID Name:
Nuzhenide

New Proper Name(s):
beta -D-Glucopyranoside, 2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethyl, 6-[(2S,3E,4S)-3-ethylidene-2-( beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-3,4-dihydro-5-(methoxycarbonyl)-2H-pyran-4-acetate]


New Roles

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

No Changes.


Revised Restrictions

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

NHPID Name:
SD Alcohol 38-B

New Route(s) of Adminstration added:
Buccal


NHPID Name:
Potassium magnesium aspartate

New Route(s) of Adminstration added:
Topical


NHPID Name:
Methyl hydrogenated rosinate

Non-medicinal Restriction(s) changed:
For topical or dental use only


NHPID Name:
Diethylenetriaminepenta(methylenephosphonic) acid

New Route(s) of Adminstration added:
Ophthalmic


NHPID Name:
m-Aminophenol

New Non-medicinal Restriction(s) added:
Topical use only for the purpose Hair colourant, in hair dye products only, as in the European Commission CosIng database and the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary.


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:
Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis

New Method(s) of Preparation added:
Decoction concentrate


NHPID Name:
Potassium magnesium aspartate

New NMI Purpose(s):
PH Adjuster


NHPID Name:
Saccharin

New NMI Purpose(s):
Flavour Enhancer


NHPID Name:
Saccharin

New NMI Purpose(s):
Fragrance Ingredient


NHPID Name:
Nuzhenide

New Source Ingredient(s) added:
Fraxinus angustifolia


NHPID Name:
Nuzhenide

New Sub-ingredient(s) added:
Gl3


NHPID Name:
Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract

New Additional Details added :
The presence of this ingredient on the List of Prohibited and Restricted Cosmetic Ingredients (the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist) indicates that there are potentially significant safety issues. This ingredient cannot be used in topical natural health products without the submission of additional evidence for safety. Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/hotlist-liste-eng.php


NHPID Name:
Methyl hydrogenated rosinate

New NMI Purpose(s):
Viscosity Increasing Agent - Nonaqueous


NHPID Name:
m-Aminophenol

New NMI Purpose(s):
Non-medicinal, Hair Colourant


NHPID Name:
Dimethicone

New NMI Purpose(s):
Surfactant


Monograph Modifications

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

Modification:
Counterirritant


Modification:
Medicated Vapours


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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