515 - We would like to ask PAAB regarding the interchangeability of the term “starter pack” used to identify a traditional sample pack. Certain products have starter packs specifically designed to initiate patients on treatment and help avoid dosing errors and contain patient educational materials. Our question is whether it is possible to refer to a simple sample pack as a “starter pack” when it is not specifically designed as a starter pack and is not mentioned in the TMA?

  • This would not contradict the PAAB code specifically. We advise that you check with your regulatory department to ensure that this would not contravene any Health Canada labelling regulations or contradict any Health Canada naming conventions.