All Posts Tagged With "nhpd"

Health Canada Approves… for September 22nd

Health Canada Approves… for September 22nd

22 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. Buzzardskill 22 was the clear favourite this week, but alas, it is no testament to ancient Anishinaabe wisdom.  The actual approved product is Plumbum […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 15th

Health Canada Approves… for September 15th

15 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. It was a dead heat this week, with Homeoslim just edging out the evocative — and fake — Mighty Qi.  Homeslim can be found […]

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Health Canada Approves… for September 8th

Health Canada Approves… for September 8th

08 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves… where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. Seems most of you found fact stranger than fiction, because the correct answer is Vomitusheel, Natural Health Product Number 80014075. Vomitusheel is a six ingredient […]

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Heel – Using Science as a Sales Pitch

Heel – Using Science as a Sales Pitch

02 September 2010 by Kim Hebert

The phrase “scientifically proven effective” is thrown around a lot in the marketing world. But in the case of a product making a health claim, what value is there in such a statement? One might reasonably think it means the vast body of scientific literature supports the treatment. But what about when it means that […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Health Policy, Medicinal Advertising5 Comments

Health Canada Approves… for September 1st

Health Canada Approves… for September 1st

01 September 2010 by Erik Davis

Welcome to Health Canada Approves... where we ask you to determine which products have been licensed by Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate. Here are the results from last week’s poll. The correct answer is Devil’s Claw Secondary Tuber, Natural Health Product Number 80000219.  We decided to start off easy on Health Canada, and picked […]

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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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Slipping through the Cracks: Health Canada, Traumeel, and Homeopathy

Slipping through the Cracks: Health Canada, Traumeel, and Homeopathy

16 April 2010 by Scott Gavura

It’s World Homeopathy Awareness Week. Today’s post is a deeper dive into the world of homeopathic “evidence”. Looking at the science, we’ll highlight the implications of regulators applying two sets of standard to health products: One for medicine, and one for homeopathy. Today’s post is by Kim Hebert, who blogs at Science-Based Therapy, and Scott […]

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