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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section C.01.014.8 from 2021-08-12 to 2021-11-27:

 The following definitions apply in this section and in sections C.01.014.9 and C.01.014.10.


drug means any of the following drugs for human use for which a drug identification number has been assigned:

  • (a) drugs included in Schedule I, II, III, IV or V to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;

  • (b) prescription drugs;

  • (c) drugs that are listed in Schedule C or D to the Act; and

  • (d) drugs that are permitted to be sold without a prescription but that are to be administered only under the supervision of a practitioner. (drogue)


shortage, in respect of a drug, means a situation in which the manufacturer to whom a document was issued under subsection C.01.014.2(1) that sets out the drug identification number assigned for the drug is unable to meet the demand for the drug in Canada. (pénurie)

  • SOR/2016-139, s. 5
  • SOR/2017-259, s. 8
  • SOR/2018-69, ss. 17, 40
  • SOR/2021-199, s. 1

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