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Health Canada Releases Guidance on Plain Language Labeling

Aug. 14, 2019
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Health Canada released new guidelines to help prescription drug companies comply with the agency’s plain language labeling requirements.

The guidance includes simplified explanations of label mock-up requirements and examples of acceptable fonts, formatting for expiration dates and lot numbers, and sample contact information.

The agency requires a minimum font size of nine points for inner and outer labels — including any text in tables — but says a larger font size is better when the design permits.

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