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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section C.01.040.3 from 2017-02-13 to 2023-01-25:


 In deciding whether to amend the Prescription Drug List in respect of a drug, including by adding the drug to it or removing the drug from it, the Minister shall consider whether any of the following criteria apply with respect to the drug:

  • (a) supervision by a practitioner is necessary

    • (i) for the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder or abnormal physical state, or its symptoms, in respect of which the drug is recommended for use, or

    • (ii) to monitor a disease, disorder or abnormal physical state, or its symptoms, in respect of which the drug is recommended for use, or to monitor the use of the drug;

  • (b) the level of uncertainty respecting the drug, its use or its effects justifies supervision by a practitioner; or

  • (c) use of the drug can cause harm to human or animal health or a risk to public health and the harm or the risk can be mitigated by a practitioner’s supervision.

  • SOR/2013-122, s. 10
  • SOR/2017-18, s. 21(F)
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