Still Looking for Input on Enzymes and Pro-Biotics

 

We are still looking for more input on Digestive Enzymes and Pro-biotic. The NHPD is really trying to get our input into  the way Practitioners use Enzymes and Pro-biotics. But it seems that not very many practitioners want to weigh in on this issue. We could lose, or at least have the use of enzymes limited to 3 day use only, unless we get as many practitioners as possible to send a letter to the NHPD. Here is a direct letter from the Director General asking for more input. If you are a practitioner, please write.  If you are not, contact any practitioner you know to write a letter. (See blogs below for more detail)

 

: “Dear stakeholders:
As per the BEEP communications sent to stakeholders in September and October 2011, the Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) will be reviewing evidence for the safety and efficacy of probiotics and enzymes.
To date, the NHPD has received very little additional information.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could share any information that you may have on probiotics and enzymes. This would include any clinical or non-clinical information, expert opinions, alternate conclusions of the current evidence, etc. that would be helpful to the NHPD in the revision of its pre-cleared information on these two product types.
The NHPD has committed to review pre-cleared information in the immediate future, and as such, I would appreciate any additional support in this review at your earliest convenience.
Thanking you in advance for your consideration.

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Madame, Monsieur, 

Conformément aux messages envoyés aux intervenants par la liste de distribution <<BEEP>> en septembre et en octobre 2011, la Direction des produits de santé naturels (DPSN) examinera les données probantes relatives à l’innocuité et à l’efficacité des probiotiques et des enzymes.
Depuis la diffusion de ces messages, la DPSN a reçu très peu d’information additionnelle.  Nous apprécierions vivement recevoir l’information supplémentaire que vous auriez au sujet des probiotiques et des enzymes. Ce pourrait être des renseignements cliniques ou non cliniques, des opinions d’experts, des nouvelles ou d’autres conclusions à l’égard des données probantes actuelles, etc., susceptibles d’aider la  DPSN dans le réexamen de l’information pré-autorisée qu’elle possède déjà sur ceux-ci. 
La DPSN s’est engagée à réviser l’information pré-autorisée dans l’avenir immédiat.  Par conséquent, j’apprécierais votre appui à cet égard dans les meilleurs délais.
Je vous remercie à l’avance de l’attention que vous porterez à cette demande et vous prie d’agréer, Madame, Monsieur, mes salutations les meilleures.

Scott B Sawler, BSc, LLB, LLM, MBA
Director General
Natural Health Products Directorate
Health Products and Food Branch
2936 Baseline Road, Tower A, AL: 3303B
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9
Tel: (613) 952-2558
Fax: (613) 948-6810
Email: scott.sawler@hc-sc.gc.ca
Website: www.healthcanada.gc.ca/nhpd

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