The Drug Product Database (DPD) is maintained by Health Canada. Drugs in the DPD can be identified by a Drug Identification Number (DIN).
These drugs include:
- drugs for humans and animals
- radiopharmaceutical drugs
- biological drugs for humans
- Biological drugs for animals are regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. To learn more, visit Veterinary Biologics
Certain drugs may appear on the DPD 6 months after they are authorized. These include:
- anti-dandruff shampoo
- hard surface disinfectants
Download the data extracts to access the contents of the Drug Product Database. Data extracts are a series of text files from the database.
The files in the extract cover many topics, such as:
- active ingredients
Drug Product Database: Access the extracts
Download the data extracts to access the contents of the Drug Product Database. Data extracts are a series of text files from the database