JointHealth™ express   June 19, 2006

Arthritis Consumer Experts is pleased to provide you with information on you can help improve access to information on clinical trials of Health Products in Canada

Dear stakeholder:

In June, Health Canada's Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) advised stakeholders of a forthcoming e-consultation regarding the registration and disclosure of clinical trial information.

We are pleased to announce today the launch of the e-consultation, which will run from June 15 to July 7, 2006. You are invited to participate in the e-consultation by completing the accompanying online workbook. To access the online workbook, please click here and follow the instructions provided. The online workbook will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. We request that you complete the workbook prior to July 7. Participants' identity and information will remain strictly confidential.

The results from the on-line workbook will be posted on the Health Canada website - click here.

For further information, please contact us at:

For technical assistance, please contact

Thank you for your continued interest and contribution. The input received through the consultation will help HPFB to develop an approach for the registration and disclosure of clinical trial information that reflects our collective values and needs and provides benefits to all Canadians.

This consultation is part of HPFB's broader efforts to renew our approach to regulating health products and food. Over the next year, the Branch will engage Canadians on a variety of initiatives that are key to our renewal efforts. You can find more information on the Health Canada website.


Susan Gardner-Barclay
Acting Director General
Office of Consumer and Public Involvement
Health Products and Food Branch
Health Canada

Omer Boudreau
Director General
Therapeutic Products Directorate
Health Products and Food Branch
Health Canada