Food and Drug Regulations (C.R.C., c. 870)

Regulations are current to 2014-12-08 and last amended on 2014-11-07. Previous Versions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this section.

    “abbreviated new drug submission”

    “abbreviated new drug submission” includes an abbreviated extraordinary use new drug submission. (présentation abrégée de drogue nouvelle)

    “innovative drug”

    “innovative drug” means a drug that contains a medicinal ingredient not previously approved in a drug by the Minister and that is not a variation of a previously approved medicinal ingredient such as a salt, ester, enantiomer, solvate or polymorph. (drogue innovante)

    “new drug submission”

    “new drug submission” includes an extraordinary use new drug submission. (présentation de drogue nouvelle)

    “pediatric populations”

    “pediatric populations” means the following groups: premature babies born before the 37th week of gestation; full-term babies from 0 to 27 days of age; and all children from 28 days to 2 years of age, 2 years plus 1 day to 11 years of age and 11 years plus 1 day to 18 years of age. (population pédiatrique)

  • (2) The purpose of this section is to implement Article 1711 of the North American Free Trade Agreement, as defined in the definition “Agreement” in subsection 2(1) of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, and paragraph 3 of Article 39 of the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights set out in Annex 1C to the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, as defined in the definition “Agreement” in subsection 2(1) of the World Trade Organization Agreement Implementation Act.

  • (3) If a manufacturer seeks a notice of compliance for a new drug on the basis of a direct or indirect comparison between the new drug and an innovative drug,

    • (a) the manufacturer may not file a new drug submission, a supplement to a new drug submission, an abbreviated new drug submission or a supplement to an abbreviated new drug submission in respect of the new drug before the end of a period of six years after the day on which the first notice of compliance was issued to the innovator in respect of the innovative drug; and

    • (b) the Minister shall not approve that submission or supplement and shall not issue a notice of compliance in respect of the new drug before the end of a period of eight years after the day on which the first notice of compliance was issued to the innovator in respect of the innovative drug.

  • (4) The period specified in paragraph (3)(b) is lengthened to eight years and six months if

    • (a) the innovator provides the Minister with the description and results of clinical trials relating to the use of the innovative drug in relevant pediatric populations in its first new drug submission for the innovative drug or in any supplement to that submission that is filed within five years after the issuance of the first notice of compliance for that innovative drug; and

    • (b) before the end of a period of six years after the day on which the first notice of compliance was issued to the innovator in respect of the innovative drug, the Minister determines that the clinical trials were designed and conducted for the purpose of increasing knowledge of the use of the innovative drug in those pediatric populations and this knowledge would there-by provide a health benefit to members of those populations.

  • (5) Subsection (3) does not apply if the innovative drug is not being marketed in Canada.

  • (6) Paragraph (3)(a) does not apply to a manufacturer if the innovator consents to the filing of a new drug submission, a supplement to a new drug submission, an abbreviated new drug submission or a supplement to an abbreviated new drug submission by the manufacturer before the end of the period of six years specified in that paragraph.

  • (7) Paragraph (3)(a) does not apply to a manufacturer if the manufacturer files an application for authorization to sell its new drug under section C.07.003.

  • (8) Paragraph (3)(b) does not apply to a manufacturer if the innovator consents to the issuance of a notice of compliance to the manufacturer before the end of the period of eight years specified in that paragraph or of eight years and six months specified in subsection (4).

  • (9) The Minister shall maintain a register of innovative drugs that includes information relating to the matters specified in subsections (3) and (4).

  • SOR/95-411, s. 6;
  • SOR/2006-241, s. 1;
  • SOR/2011-88, s. 16;
  • SOR/2014-124, s. 1.