I learned through a LinkedIn post today that Health Canada might have extended the deadline to complete Steps 1-3 to August 1st, 2025 ?? I checked the last revision from their guideline, but no no time extension is mentioned. I was also told that MAHs were informed by direct communication.
Can you confirm the extension to August, 1st 2025? Is it a wide adoption or only to certain cases, perhaps medication of critical access?
Considering the ongoing challenges MAHs may face, the timelines for completing Step 3 have been extended to August 1, 2025. This extension applies to drug products containing chemically synthesized and semi-synthetic APIs, and to biological and radiopharmaceutical drug products. This extension applies to all nitrosamine impurities. The timelines for completing Step 2 (confirmatory testing) remain unchanged. MAHs requiring additional time to complete Step 2 should still submit a formal request for extension as indicated in Health Canada’s Guidance on nitrosamine impurities in medications. Guidance will soon be updated to reflect the extension of the Step 3 timeline.