347 - Is the message "Now Approved" acceptable in APS? It seemed that at one time, this was discouraged due to the perception of Health Canada endorsement

  • You are correct. It is generally not accepted as it suggests Health Canada endorsement. This is an application of section C.01.007 of the Food and Drug Regulations which was requested by Health Canada. I said "generally" because there are two exceptions which readily come to mind. On occasion, the wording "approved" appears within a product's Terms of Market Authorization (TMA). In those instances, we accept the message with the same context & emphasis as the TMA. "Approved" / "Approval" can also be considered when its context is limited to formulary coverage.