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

Regulations are current to 2019-03-27 and last amended on 2019-03-04. Previous Versions

PART CDrugs (continued)

DIVISION 4 (continued)

Preparations from Human Sources (continued)

 No person shall sell a preparation from human sources unless both the inner and the outer labels clearly indicate that the preparation is derived from human sources.

 The expiration date for preparations from human sources issued in fluid or dried form shall be not later than five years after the date of filling the immediate container.

 The date of manufacture of preparations from human sources shall be the date of bleeding the donor.

 [Repealed, SOR/81-335, s. 3]

 [Repealed, SOR/2013-179, s. 4]

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 [Repealed, SOR/2013-179, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2013-179, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/2006-353, s. 1]

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 [Repealed, SOR/2006-353, s. 1]

 [Repealed, SOR/97-12, s. 50]

 [Repealed, SOR/2006-353, s. 1]

Insulin Preparations

[SOR/82-769, s. 5]
  •  (1) Insulin means the active principle of the pancreas that affects the metabolism of carbohydrates in the animal body and that is of value in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

  • (2) The Canadian Reference Standard for insulin shall be the International Standard therefor.

  • (3) The insulin preparations described in these Regulations shall contain insulin to which may be added only such ingredients as are prescribed in these Regulations.

  • (4) The potency of an insulin preparation shall be expressed in units per cubic centimetre and each unit per cubic centimetre shall provide one International Unit of insulin per cubic centimetre.

  • SOR/82-769, s. 4.

 No person shall sell or dispense an insulin preparation that has not been stored by him continuously at a temperature between 35° and 50°F (2° and 10°C).

  • SOR/82-769, s. 4.

 The zinc-insulin crystals used in an insulin preparation shall contain, as determined by an acceptable method,

  • (a) not less than 21 International Units of insulin per milligram, and

  • (b) on the dry basis, not less than 0.30 per cent and not more than 0.90 per cent zinc.

  • SOR/82-769, s. 4.

Insulin Injection or Insulin

 The insulin preparation, “Insulin injection” or “Insulin” shall be a clear colourless or almost colourless sterile solution free from turbidity and insoluble matter, prepared from insulin or zinc insulin crystals, shall have a pH of not less than 2.5 or more than 3.5, or not less than 7.0 or more than 7.8 and shall contain

  • (a) weight by volume,

    • (i) not less than 0.1 per cent and not more than 0.25 per cent of either phenol or cresol, and

    • (ii) not less than 1.4 per cent and not more than 1.8 per cent glycerin; and

  • (b) as determined by an acceptable method, for each 1,000 International Units of insulin,

    • (i) not more than 7.0 milligrams of nitrogen for Insulin Injection prepared from zinc-insulin crystals, and not more than 8.5 milligrams of nitrogen for Insulin Injection other than that made from zinc-insulin crystals,

    • (ii) not less than 0.10 milligram and not more than 0.40 milligram of zinc for Insulin Injection prepared from zinc-insulin crystals, and not more than 0.40 milligram of zinc for Insulin Injection other than that made from zinc-insulin crystals, and

    • (iii) in the case of Insulin Injection other than that made from zinc-insulin crystals, not more than 1.0 milligram of ash.

  • SOR/82-769, s. 4;
  • SOR/85-715, s. 7.

 No person shall sell Insulin Injection unless,

  • (a) it is dispensed in a vial of approximately 10 cubic centimetre capacity that contains an excess volume sufficient to permit withdrawal of 10 cubic centimetres;

  • (b) the vial label indicates that each cubic centimetre has a potency equal to

    • (i) 40 International Units of insulin,

    • (ii) 80 International Units of insulin, or

    • (iii) 100 International Units of insulin; and

  • (c) each cubic centimetre thereof has an actual potency that is at least 95 per cent and does not exceed 105 per cent of the potency indicated on the label as determined by an acceptable method.

  • SOR/82-769, s. 4.
 
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