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Bottles containing 2,000 IU capsules of Vitamin D seized in Canada (not on authorized list) - March 2018

Advisory - Injectable products and unauthorized prescription drugs seized from Total Health Centre in Williams Lake, B.C.; products were being administered and sold by an individual posing as a...

  • “Vitamin D is a prescription drug when the product is taken by mouth and has a recommended daily dose that is more than 1,000 International Units (IU)”


It appears that no Vitamin D capsule has been approved for sale in Canada with > 1,000 IU

Each product > 1,000 IU apparently must be individually approved for sale in Canada
And the label must have the Canadian approval #
   Thus a > 1,000 IU Vitamin D supplier must make a special label for Canada or have the Canadian # on all of their labels

It appears that the law is selectively implemented

Note: The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) fingered the offending supplier

Note: New Zealand is another country which limits capsule size to 1,000 IU

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