Marketed Health Products Directorate (Canada)

The Marketed Health Products Directorate (MHPD), created in 2002, is a directorate within the Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) in Canada. The MHPD is responsible for monitoring the effectiveness, quality, and safety of health products marketed in Canada, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, natural health products, biologics, vaccines, radiopharmaceutical products, medical devices, and cells, tissues, and organs. The MHPD also plays a leadership role in developing regulations for reporting adverse reactions, leads efforts to coordinate and monitor safety practices, and works with international organizations to facilitate information sharing.

Among the specific responsibilities of the MHPD are collecting and monitoring data about adverse reactions and medication incidents, reviewing and analyzing safety data about marketed health products, collecting risk and benefit assessments of marketed health products, communicating ...

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