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Listed below, please find Web sites containing information that may be relevant to our industry. CGPA does not guarantee the accuracy and assumes no responsibility for the use of information contained in these sites.
Other Generic Drug Associations
Canadian Federal Government
Canadian Provincial Government Drug Programs
Canadian Provincial & Territorial Government Health Departments
Canadian Healthcare Organizations
International Organizations
Medical and Pharmaceutical Sites
Other Generic Drug Associations
European Generic Medicines Association
The EGA is the representative body for the European generic pharmaceutical industry. As the official trade association for the generic pharmaceutical industry the EGA is regularly involved in the development of pharmaceutical legislation and guidelines and maintains constant dialogue with the European Union institutions and various International, European and national agencies.
Groupement Provincial de l’Industrie du Médicament
A group of pharmaceutical companies in the province of Quebec.
International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance
The International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance was born as an international network of generic medicines associations, committed to promoting generic medicines and exchanging information worldwide. The IGPA consists of the following associations: The CGPA-Canada, EGA-Europe, GPhA-USA, JAPM-Jordan, JGA-Japan and NAPM-South Africa. In addition, generic medicines associations from Brazil and Taiwan have observer status.
Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA)
Generic Pharmaceutical Association members share a commitment to improving consumer access to high quality, affordable medicine. GPhA products have helped improve the health of all Americans while cutting the nation's health care costs by billions of dollars each year.
National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
The National Association of Pharmaceutical Manfuacturers (NAPM) champions affordable healthcare by supporting and developing the South African pharmaceutical manufacturing industry as a national asset.
Canadian Federal Government
Government of Canada
Government of Canada Site is the Internet electronic access point through which Internet users can obtain information about Canada, its government and its services.
Health Canada Online
This is the federal department responsible for helping the people of Canada maintain and improve their health. In partnership with provincial and territorial governments, Health Canada provides national leadership to develop health policy,enforce health regulations, promote disease prevention and enhance healthy living for all Canadians.
Therapeutic Products Directorate — Health Canada
Health Canada’s Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) is the national authority which regulates drugs, medical devices and other therapeutic products used in Canada.
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office is the department responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of Intellectual Property in Canada.
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
This department deals with diplomatic and consular relations on behalf of Canada, conducts and manages international negotiations as they relate to Canada, coordinates Canada's economic relations fosters the expansion of Canada's international trade, administers the foreign service of Canada, fosters the development of international law and its application in Canada's external relations.
Industry Canada
This department works with Canadians throughout the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, improve Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.
Office of the Auditor General
This federal department conducts independent audits and examinations that provide objective information, advice and assurance to Parliament. Accountability and best practices in government operations are promoted.
Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada is the country's national statistical agency, with programs organized into three broad subject matter areas: demographic and social, socio-economic and economic.
Patented Medicine Prices Review Board
The PMPRB is an independant quasi-judicial body, created under the Patent Act to protect consumer interests in light of increased patent protection for pharmaceuticals.
National Research Council of Canada
This federal agency is responsible for funding biomedical health research in Canada.
Canadian Provincial Government Drug Programs
Alberta Health and Wellness - Prescription Drug Program
B.C. Ministry of Health Services - Pharmacare
Manitoba Health Drug Benefits & Interchangeability Formulary
New Brunswick Prescription Drug Program
Newfoundland Prescription Drug Program
Ontario's Drug Benefit (ODB) Program
Regie de l’assurance maladie du Quebec
Saskatchewan Drug Plan
Canadian Provincial & Territorial Government Health Departments
Alberta Health and Wellness
B.C. Ministry of Health Services
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Health and Community Services
Government of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services
Manitoba Health
New Brunswick Department of Health and Wellness
Nova Scotia Department of Health
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Prince Edward Island Health and Social Services
Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services
Saskatchewan Health
Yukon Health and Social Services
Canadian Healthcare Organizations
Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores
The Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS) is a hybrid association melding the professional view of pharmacy together with that of business owner, while at the same time taking into account the needs of consumers.
Consumer Health Products Canada
Consumer Health Products Canada is the national industry association representing manufacturers, marketers, and distributors of consumer health products (which includes over-the-counter medications / nonprescription medicines and natural health products).
Canadian Health Coalition
The Canadian Health Coalition has worked since 1979 to preserve medicare in Canada. The coalition membership is made up of groups representing women, senior citizens and health care providers, along with churches, trade unions and anti-poverty groups.
Canadian Institute for Health Information
This not-for-profit organization plays a critical role in the development of Canada's health information system.
Canadian Medical Association
The CMA is a voluntary professional organization representing the majority of Canada's physicians and comprising 12 provincial and territorial divisions and 43 affiliated medical organizations.
Canadian Pharmacist Association
This site is a national voluntary organization of pharmacists committed to providing leadership for the profession of pharmacy.
Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists
This site contains employment opportunities, membership directory, upcoming events, awards and publications.
Canadian Association for Pharmacy Distribution Management
The Canadian Association for Pharmacy Distribution Management (CAPDM) formerly the Canadian Wholesale Drug Association is a leading healthcare industry association with a special focus on supply chain management.
National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities
The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) was founded in February 1995 with a mission to facilitate the activities of provincial pharmacy regulatory authorities in their service of public interest.
International Organizations
International Conference on Harmonisation
This organization brings together the regulatory authorities of Europe, Japan and the Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use United States and experts from the pharmaceutical industry in the three regions to discuss scientific and technical aspects of product registration.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA is the regulatory agency that approves the marketing of all pharmaceuticals in the United States.
World Health Organization
This site contains WHO information and publications, its speeches, press releases, calendar of events and policies.
World Trade Organization
The WTO is the only international body dealing with the rules of trade between nations
World Intellectual Property Organization
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an intergovernmental organization with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. WIPO is responsible for the promotion of the protection of intellectual property throughout the world through cooperation among States,and for the administration of various multilateral treaties dealing with the legal and administrative aspects of intellectual property.
European Commission Enterprise DG - Pharmaceuticals
Business for Affordable Medicine
Business for Affordable Medicine was established to improve employee access to affordable health care through reform of the federal Hatch-Waxman Act. BAM includes the nation's leading employers, organized labor, and governors.
Medical and Pharmaceutical Sites
Canada Newswire:Healthcare/Hospitals
This site is a full-text news release service containing Canadian press releases related to healthcare & hospitals.
Canada Newswire: Medical/Pharmaceuticals
This website is full-text news release service containing Canadian press releases for the medical and pharmaceutical industries.

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