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Any product defined as a drug under the Canadian Food and Drugs Act must have an associated Drug Identification Number (or DIN).

The Drug Identification Number (DIN) is the 8 digit number located on the label of prescription and over-the-counter drug products that have been evaluated by the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) and approved for sale in Canada. The DIN is typically an eight digit number.

Once a drug has been approved, the Therapeutic Products Directorate issues a DIN which permits the manufacturer to market the drug in Canada. For drugs where there is minimal market history in Canada, there is a more stringent review and the drug is required to have a Notice of Compliance and a DIN in order to be marketed 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.

The DIN is also a tool to help in the follow-up of products on the market, recall of products, inspections, and quality monitoring. A drug product can be looked up via its DIN with the Health Canada's Drug Product Database (DPD) to find specific information of drugs approved by the Ministry.

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CBC.ca

CBC.ca
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:32:27 -0700

However, medical marijuana producers still have one major hurdle to overcome before insurers begin routinely funding the drug — cannabis currently doesn't have a drug identification number, known as a DIN. "If it was issued a DIN by Health Canada, ...
 
Energy and Capital
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:03:45 -0700

In Canada, insurers won't typically cover a drug unless the government assigns it a drug identification number (DIN). A spokesperson for Canadian Life and Health Insurance recently told reporters that if medical marijuana could be issued a DIN, it's ...

Toronto Star

Toronto Star
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:21:58 -0700

However, medical marijuana producers still have one major hurdle to overcome before insurers begin routinely funding the drug: cannabis currently doesn't have a drug identification number, known as a DIN. “If it was issued a DIN by Health Canada, it's ...

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Richmond Review
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:57:06 -0700

The agency advises that anyone with concerns should speak to a health care practitioner. Products authorized for sale by Health Canada have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), a Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) or a Natural Product ...
 
BMC Blogs Network
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:56:15 -0700

The two Prescription Drug Databases (ALLDIN and Historical Claims) include information regarding the dispensing pharmacy as well as information about the drug dispensed such as classification of drug, drug identification number (DIN), type and class, ...
 
Canada NewsWire (press release)
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:41:54 -0700

Three unauthorized health products that may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians were seized by Health Canada. The products, "Sport X Ephedrine", "DHEA 25" and "Promatrix DHEA 25" were being sold by S&H Health Foods, 2150 Burnhamthorpe ...
 
Huffington Post Canada
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:59:19 -0800

In Canada, all authorized drug products, be they prescription or over-the-counter, are assigned a Drug Identification Number (DIN) by Health Canada. This computer-generated eight digit number is displayed on a products' packaging and uniquely ...
 
Lexology (registration)
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:53:38 -0700

In addition, while drug manufacturers are required to notify Health Canada within 30 days of discontinuation of a market-approved drug assigned a drug identification number (DIN), the information to be provided as part of such notification is not ...
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