OTC Drug Compliance | Drug Identification Number DIN in North America

Get complete OTC Drug Compliance Solutions, such as DIN registration (Canada), PLL Compliance, NDC Registration (USA), Drug Label Compliance, Drug Facility Registration and Renewal, and more. 

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Drug Identification Number DIN in Canada and USA

Drug categories include over-the-counter (OTC), Prescription drugs, Radiopharmaceuticals, Biologics, and Gene Therapies. OTC Drugs, which is also called non-prescription drugs, are health products that are sold in the Canadian and USA market and can be bought without a medical prescription.  These drugs are safe and effective for use. 

Health Canada regulates OTC drugs to ensure they are safe to use and reduce health risks to Canadians. In USA, FDA conducts a regulatory review of OTC drugs based on active pharmaceutical ingredients and labeling not by assessing individual drug formulations. There are almost 300,000 OTC drug products in the US market.

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    Why the Need for OTC Drug Compliance Solutions

    OTC Drugs to be sold in Canada require a Drug Identification Number (DIN). This number on a product label indicates the drug has met all requirements for quality, safety, and effectiveness. Canadian firms that are engaged in manufacturing, packaging, labeling, and importing non-prescription drugs must be licensed for these activities. Similarly, any company intending to produce OTCs in USA is required to ensure that their product meets the standards for safety and efficacy. They should ensure whether they are compliant with GMPs and meet the labeling requirements as set out in 21 CFR part 201.66. The process of meeting the requirements of Health Canada and FDA can be complex in many cases.  Let Quality Smart Solutions help you prepare your OTC application accurately and efficiently.

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    Monograph Categories

    There are several monograph categories for OTC Drugs in Canada, such as Labeling Standard, TPD Category IV, and NSAIDs. Meeting their requirements is difficult.

    Regulatory Pathways

    To market OTC drugs in USA, you need to go through two Regulatory Pathways, OTC Drug Monograph Application Process and the OTC New Drug Application (NDA) process.

    Good Manufacturing Practices

    Any firm (domestic or foreign) manufacturing, distributing, or importing OTD drugs require to show evidence that they are following GMP.

    Establishment License

    To manufacture, sell, or import non-prescription drugs, businesses must obtain an establishment license.

    Product Types we have Licenced

    Sports Nutrition
    Hand Sanitizers
    Multi Vitamins
    Super Green Health Products
    Energy Boost Products

    Turnkey Solutions for OTC Drug Compliance in Canada

    Our Canadian OTC Regulatory Experts are backed with extensive knowledge and years of experience. We offer OTC compliance consulting services for all types of companies to lessen regulatory risk and assure a speedy way for the launch of your OTC drug. 

    Drug Identification Number (DIN) Registration

    With more than a decade of experience, we will help you by reviewing complete drug application requirements and preparing your application to apply for and receive a Direct Identification Number from Health Canada.

    Health Canada Pre-Submission Meeting

    Former Health Canada officers will guide you on how to submit a meeting request, prepare for discussion as well as attend meetings with you to offer support with Health Canada officials.

    Plain Language Labelling Compliance & French Translation

    Worried about Plain Language Labeling (PLL) compliance and French Translation? Don't worry. We ensure your drug application will meet language requirements and contain the PLL format label when submitted.

    Establishment License (EL) Registration

    Wondering how to get an Establishment License? Avail from us complete support to register your facility for an Establishment License along with annexing foreign sites to Canadian import license holders.

    OTC Drug Compliance Solutions in USA

    At Quality Smart Solutions, we have the capability to offer assistance in all phases of the drug facility registration, drug development cycle, such as business planning, product development, meeting USA drug label compliance, and more.

    National Drug Code Labeler Code (NDC) Registration

    We offer complete solutions to obtain NCD Labeler Code, such as preparing and submitting a request in SPL (Structured Product Labeling) format via FDA's Electronic Submission Gateway or ESG.

    US Drug Listing (DRLS)

    Our OTC Drugs specialists in USA will assist you in registering your OTC drugs and submitting required listing information for all drugs in commercial sales and distribution before the deadline.

    US Drug Label Compliance

    We provide proper help with guaranteed service which includes pre-approval label reviews or label development. We'll guide you on changes to labeling to ensure compliance with US Drug Label requirements

    Drug Facility Registration and Renewal

    We will prepare application for establishment registration SPL on behalf of your company and submit to the FDA through ESG gateway. We will also help in the renewal process of your facility.

    US Agent Service

    We are certified as US Agent for non-US companies. We can respond to every question from FDA, help you during meetings with FDA officials, receive all important documents, and provide the same to you.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    OTC stands for “Over-The-Counter”. Non-prescription drugs, also called over-the-counter drugs, are health products that can be bought without a doctor’s prescription. Canada regulates these types of products to ensure they are safe for use and reduce health risks to the public.
    Non-prescription OTC drugs require a valid Drug Identification Number (DIN) to be sold in Canada.
    A Drug Identification Number (DIN) is a computer-generated eight digit number assigned by Health Canada to a drug product prior to being marketed in Canada. It uniquely identifies all drug products sold in a dosage form in Canada and is located on the label of prescription and over-the-counter drug products that have been evaluated and authorized for sale in Canada. A DIN lets the user know that the product has undergone and passed a review of its formulation, labeling and instructions for use. A drug product sold in Canada without a DIN is not in compliance with Canadian law.
    A Medical Device Establishment Licence (MDEL) is a licence issued to manufacturers of Class I medical devices as well as importers or distributors of all device classes. The MDEL permits them to import or distribute a medical device in Canada. An MDEL provides Health Canada assurance that medical devices sold or imported into Canada meet the safety requirements set out in the Medical Devices Regulations, and that procedures are in place to protect the public should a problem with a device be identified. The MDEL listing contains information about the licensed establishment including their company ID, licence number, company name, address, authorized activities and associated class of device(s).

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