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Health Canada Approves… for August 25th

Health Canada Approves… for August 25th

25 August 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to the the first installment of Health Canada Approves… a new weekly series designed to introduce you to the wide array of natural health products given the gold seal by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. If you’re a regular reader of Skeptic North, you’ll know that we’ve been critical of the NHPD in […]

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A Homeopathic Dose of Consumer Protection

A Homeopathic Dose of Consumer Protection

09 August 2010 by Erik Davis

I hope you all caught Scott’s excellent post over at Science Based Medicine last week, comparing the regulatory regimes for natural health products in Canada and the US.  This article will pick up one of his points — the weak enforcement of fraudulent health claims — and summarize some investigations I’ve conducted over the last […]

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Naturopathy and Organic Foods

07 May 2010 by Mitchell Gerskup

For Naturopathic Medicine Week, I decided to re-write a blog post I wrote a few years ago, discussing the meaning of the term “natural”. I felt that this was relevant to NMW because I feel that naturopaths do a disservice to both their patients and their practice by touting “natural” as the safe and superior […]

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Natural Health Products

03 October 2009 by Melany Hamill

This morning it was brought to my attention by a Macleans article by John Geddes that the Canadian Health Food Association has launched a campaign urging people to contact politicians about the problems with the regulation of natural health products. The problem is, they are complaining that too many products are not getting licenses. I […]

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