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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section C.08.002.1 from 2006-03-22 to 2011-03-24:

  •  (1) A manufacturer of a new drug may file an abbreviated new drug submission for the new drug where, in comparison with a Canadian reference product,

    • (a) the new drug is the pharmaceutical equivalent of the Canadian reference product;

    • (b) the new drug is bioequivalent with the Canadian reference product, based on the pharmaceutical and, where the Minister considers it necessary, bioavailability characteristics;

    • (c) the route of administration of the new drug is the same as that of the Canadian reference product; and

    • (d) the conditions of use for the new drug fall within the conditions of use for the Canadian reference product.

  • (2) An abbreviated new drug submission shall contain sufficient information and material to enable the Minister to assess the safety and effectiveness of the new drug, including the following:

    • (a) the information and material described in paragraphs C.08.002(2)(a) to (f) and (j) to (l);

    • (b) information identifying the Canadian reference product used in any comparative studies conducted in connection with the submission;

    • (c) evidence from the comparative studies conducted in connection with the submission that the new drug is

      • (i) the pharmaceutical equivalent of the Canadian reference product, and

      • (ii) where the Minister considers it necessary on the basis of the pharmaceutical and, where applicable, bioavailability characteristics of the new drug, bioequivalent with the Canadian reference product as demonstrated using bioavailability studies, pharmacodynamic studies or clinical studies;

    • (d) evidence that all test batches of the new drug used in any studies conducted in connection with the submission were manufactured and controlled in a manner that is representative of market production; and

    • (e) for a drug intended for administration to food-producing animals, sufficient information to confirm that the withdrawal period is identical to that of the Canadian reference product.

  • (3) The manufacturer of a new drug shall, at the request of the Minister, provide the Minister, where for the purposes of an abbreviated new drug submission the Minister considers it necessary to assess the safety and effectiveness of the new drug, with the following information and material:

    • (a) the names and addresses of the manufacturers of each of the ingredients of the new drug and the names and addresses of the manufacturers of the new drug in the dosage form in which it is proposed that the new drug be sold;

    • (b) samples of the ingredients of the new drug;

    • (c) samples of the new drug in the dosage form in which it is proposed that the new drug be sold; and

    • (d) any additional information or material respecting the safety and effectiveness of the new drug.

  • SOR/95-411, s. 5
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