DSA Consultants

DSA Consultants We are your partner for regulatory affairs and GMP quality compliance in Canada: drugs, pharmaceutical, natural health products, and cosmetics.

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Health Canada has been working closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as with provincial, territorial ...
03/23/2020
How is Health Canada responding to COVID-19?

Health Canada has been working closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as with provincial, territorial and international partners to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Health Canada has been working closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as with provincial, territorial and international partners to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Health Canada will be focusing its efforts on expediting requests related to drugs, medical devices and....

๐ƒ๐ฎ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐œ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ž๐, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ญ ๐ƒ๐’๐€ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐๐š๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ...
03/23/2020

๐ƒ๐ฎ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐œ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐ž๐, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐š๐ญ ๐ƒ๐’๐€ ๐ฐ๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐š๐๐š๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ค๐ž๐ž๐ฉ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฒ๐ž๐ž๐ฌ, ๐œ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š๐Ÿ๐ž.

Given that our clients include manufacturers and importers of critical medicines and infection control products, we are doing our best to ensure the flow of goods into Canada, while still meeting with all public health directives from the Province of Ontario and the Town of Oakville.

DSA Consultants is included in the โ€œList of Essential Workplacesโ€ and while our office will remain open, we are providing our Consultants with the flexibility to work from home. We are closing our office to all visitors including couriers. Courier deliveries will not be accepted after March 27, 2020.

These are unprecedented times and we are doing our best to adapt to the changing world around us.

#covid19 #pandemic

We are currently looking for a Regulatory Affairs Consultant & Senior Quality Consultant to join our team. Interested ap...
09/13/2018

We are currently looking for a Regulatory Affairs Consultant & Senior Quality Consultant to join our team. Interested applications can view full descriptions & apply online through our website.

#SeniorQualityConsultant #RegulatoryAffairsConsultant #Careers #JoinOurTeam

https://www.dsaconsultants.com/about-dsa/join-our-team/

We have opened a position for a Senior Quality Consultant and are still looking for a Regulatory Consultant to join our ...
01/09/2018
Join Our Team

We have opened a position for a Senior Quality Consultant and are still looking for a Regulatory Consultant to join our team. Interested applications can apply through the website.

#SeniorQualityConsultant #RegulatoryConsultant #Career

Join Our Team The links below provide a description for the positions which exist with our company. Senior Quality Consultant - 1 Position Available Senior Regulatory Consultant Regulatory Consultant - 1 Position Available

JOIN OUR TEAM! DSA Consultants is a company that has grown through the growth and expansion of our clients and through t...
10/19/2017
Join Our Team

JOIN OUR TEAM! DSA Consultants is a company that has grown through the growth and expansion of our clients and through the success of our business partners. Weโ€™ve recruited the best and the brightest in industry and we are looking to expand our team! We are currently hiring a Regulatory Consultant!

#WeAreHiring #RegulatoryConsultants #DSA

Join Our Team The links below provide a description for the positions which exist with our company. Senior Quality Consultant Senior Regulatory Consultant Regulatory Consultant - 1 Position Available

Why Should You Hire DSA And Not One Of Its Competitors? Not all consulting groups are created equally. You need to inter...
10/18/2017
Why Should You Hire DSA?

Why Should You Hire DSA And Not One Of Its Competitors? Not all consulting groups are created equally. You need to interview each group to find out what you are getting.

#DSA #Consultants

DSA Consultants are your partner for regulatory affairs and GMP quality compliance in Canada: drugs, pharmaceutical, natural health products, medical devices

JOIN OUR TEAM! DSA Consultants is a company that has grown through the growth and expansion of our clients and through t...
10/16/2017
Join Our Team

JOIN OUR TEAM! DSA Consultants is a company that has grown through the growth and expansion of our clients and through the success of our business partners. Weโ€™ve recruited the best and the brightest in industry and we are looking to expand our team! We are currently hiring a Regulatory Consultant!

#WeAreHiring #RegulatoryConsultants #DSA

Intent to Reclassify Disinfectants and Sterilants for Use on Medical Devices
10/18/2016
Intent to Reclassify Disinfectants and Sterilants for Use on Medical Devices

Intent to Reclassify Disinfectants and Sterilants for Use on Medical Devices

Currently, disinfectants and sterilants that are intended for use on medical devices are regulated as drugs under the Food and Drug Regulations. However, Health Canada has communicated that they intend to reclassify these products as medical devices which means that disinfectants and sterilants used...

Transition to ISO 13485:2016
10/04/2016
Transition to ISO 13485:2016

Transition to ISO 13485:2016

ISO will withdraw ISO 13485:2003 on March 1, 2019, three years after the publication of ISO 13485:2016. All Canadian and Foreign manufacturers of class II, III, and IV medical devices holding licences or applying for new or amended licences must complete the transition to ISO 13485:2016 by March 1,โ€ฆ

Decorative Contact Lenses Classification
06/30/2016
Decorative Contact Lenses Classification

Decorative Contact Lenses Classification

As of July 16, 2016, decorative contact lenses will be regulated as Class II medical devices in Canada. Manufacturers will be required to obtain a medical device licence before advertising or selling decorative contact lenses. Health Canada will be implementing a 12-month transition period to allowโ€ฆ

Access to Information Requests
05/24/2016
Access to Information Requests

Access to Information Requests

The Access to Information (ATI) Act allows Canadians to request copies of files which are within the governmentโ€™s domain. ATI requests are often used within our industry to request copies of Product Registration Dossiers and even Health Canada Inspection Reports. The government is obligated to com...

Thank you for your referrals!
05/17/2016
Thank you for your referrals!

Thank you for your referrals!

DSA is frequently approached by companies who want to seek us out as potential advertisers. Most are surprised to learn that DSA does not engage in traditional advertising models. We donโ€™t go looking for clients; they find us. While clients find us in a number of ways; mostly they find us through re...

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05/11/2016
Commercial Reprocessing of Medical Devices Originally Labelled for Single Use

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Single-use medical devices are those labelled by their manufacturers to be used only once. For many years hospitals have been reprocessing some medical devices originally labelled for single use for cost savings. Reprocessing includes cleaning, sterilising and disinfecting. However more and more hos...

Update- MI/MCI in Leave-on Cosmetics
04/21/2016
Update- MI/MCI in Leave-on Cosmetics

Update- MI/MCI in Leave-on Cosmetics

In the December 2015 update to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist, a restriction was added to the Methylisothiazolinone/Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MI/MCI) entry. MI/MCI when used in combination is a prohibited substance in leave-on cosmetic products. An implementation of six months was given from theโ€ฆ

03/31/2016
Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) Update

Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) Update

The Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP) Pilot will conclude December 31, 2016. MDSAP will replace the current Canadian Medical Devices Conformity Assessment System (CMDCAS) program, even in situations when a manufacturer intends to sell only in Canada. MDSAP will be the sole mechanism for deโ€ฆ

Updated Site License (SL) Guidance Document
03/28/2016
Updated Site License (SL) Guidance Document

Updated Site License (SL) Guidance Document

The Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) has posted an updated SL guidance document. Along with the updated guide the Quality Assurance Report (QAR) and Summary of Net Changes (SNC) forms have also been updated. Important changes to note to the SL review process include:โ€ฆ

DSA offers a full range of services to help ensure timely approvals for your product registration submissions and establ...
02/18/2016
DSA Travels to Mexico

DSA offers a full range of services to help ensure timely approvals for your product registration submissions and establishment licenses.#Audits

Recently, one of our Senior Quality Consultants was tasked with an audit of a contract manufacturing site in Mexico. The purpose of the audit was to help prepare the firm for an eventual audit by Health Canada. Our Senior Quality Consultant spent 5 days at the audit site reviewing master productionโ€ฆ

Change to Ibuprofen listing on the Prescription Drug List
02/10/2016
Change to Ibuprofen listing on the Prescription Drug List

Change to Ibuprofen listing on the Prescription Drug List

Health Canada has announced that certain uses of Ibuprofen will be changed to nonprescription status by amending the Prescription Drug List (PDL). This change only impacts Ibuporfen for human use; the current Veterinary listing will remain the same. The effective date of this change is six months frโ€ฆ

Updates to DEL Applications & GMP Evidence Requirements for APIs
02/05/2016
Updates to DEL Applications & GMP Evidence Requirements for APIs

Updates to DEL Applications & GMP Evidence Requirements for APIs

The Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) regulations came into force on November 8, 2013. After a three year transition, November 8, 2016 will mark the full implementation of the Regulations. Health Canada has posted several updates on changes that have been made to the way API submissions are proโ€ฆ

DSA CONSULTANTS IS HIRING! We are looking for a Candidate who has experience in Canada managing the quality, compliance,...
09/15/2015

DSA CONSULTANTS IS HIRING! We are looking for a Candidate who has experience in Canada managing the quality, compliance, or release function for imported products. DSA works with a range of clients who import OTC products, prescription and non-prescription drugs including natural health products and also biologics and sterile products. Must have at least 10 to 15 years of experience working in Canada and dealing with Health Canada. #Consultant #DSA #Career http://www.dsaconsultants.com/about-dsa/join-our-team/

What to Look For When Buying a Natural Health Product
08/31/2015
What to Look For When Buying a Natural Health Product

What to Look For When Buying a Natural Health Product

As a regulatory consultant for natural health products (NHPs), I get a lot of questions from clients, friends and family on how to differentiate between a NHP and a drug and what to look for when buying a NHP. With the increasing popularity of healthy living, NHPs are no longer only found in healthโ€ฆ

JOIN OUR TEAM: DSA Consultants is happy to announce the opening of two positions for Senior Quality Consultant. If you a...
08/11/2015

JOIN OUR TEAM: DSA Consultants is happy to announce the opening of two positions for Senior Quality Consultant. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume online. http://www.dsaconsultants.com/about-dsa/join-our-team/ #Career #SeniorQualityConsultant

In order to promote compliance, Health Canada is implementing a 1 year Advance Notice of Importation Process pilot from ...
08/10/2015
Implementation of Advance Notice of Importation for Cosmetics and Drugs

In order to promote compliance, Health Canada is implementing a 1 year Advance Notice of Importation Process pilot from March 13, 2015 to March 11, 2016

The importation for sale of non-compliant cosmetics and drugs, including Natural Health Products is prohibited as per the Cosmetic Regulations and Food and Drug Regulations. However, the Regulations do allow for the importation of non-compliant cosmetics and drugs provided the following two conditioโ€ฆ

Health Canada has proposed new changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. #CosmeticIngredientHotlist
08/04/2015
Update to Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

Health Canada has proposed new changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. #CosmeticIngredientHotlist

Health Canada has proposed new changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. The Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist is a list of substances that are restricted or prohibited in cosmetics. The purpose of the amendment is to improve the readability and functionality of the current entries on the Hotlist and adโ€ฆ

Changes to the Drug Product Database
07/27/2015
Changes to the Drug Product Database

Changes to the Drug Product Database

As of June 18, 2015 the Drug Product Database (DPD) includes approved but not yet marketed products in the online database. The DPD is an online source of information on drugs approved for use in Canada for the public and industry by Health Canada. It includes human pharmaceutical and biological druโ€ฆ

We have launched our NEW website! Please visit the website and DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY of our DSA Whitepaper on marketing a...
07/22/2015
DSA Celebrates 27th Year in Business

We have launched our NEW website! Please visit the website and DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY of our DSA Whitepaper on marketing a health care product in Canada. #website #whitepaper

This year DSA Consultants celebrates our 27th year in business and what better way to mark the occasion than with the launch of our new and improved website? Our new site features easier to navigate content, streamlined menus, and has been designed for easier viewing on tablet and

Over 25 years in Business, with over 250 Satisfied Clients.Our team is committed to your success and work hard to obtain...
07/03/2015

Over 25 years in Business, with over 250 Satisfied Clients.

Our team is committed to your success and work hard to obtain your regulatory approvals and help you obtain compliance ratings from Health Canada. We measure our success by your success.

DSA Consultants
07/03/2015

DSA Consultants

DSA Consultants has over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical consultants. DSA Consulting offers a full range of reg...
07/03/2015

DSA Consultants has over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical consultants. DSA Consulting offers a full range of regulatory affairs solutions for drug products ranging from regulatory submissions for drugs and biologics through to on-going compliance with Canadian GMP regulations.

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Choosing the right strategic partners to work with is vital to the smooth operation and success of your business. YOUR success is based on knowing your industry, your customers, and how to meet their specific needs. This is what you and your team do best. This is your specialty. OUR specialty and focus is on taking care of client regulatory and quality requirements. That is what we do best and weโ€™ve been doing it well for over 25 years. Thatโ€™s why, when you choose DSA Consultants you get a team of dedicated professionals that work with you to meet all your regulatory and quality needs for marketing a healthcare product in Canada.

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