Pharmaceutical PRODUCTS and medical sharps - FAQS
Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Sharps
If you are a brand owner, you must register with Recycle NB. A brand owner with respect to pharmaceutical products and medical sharps sold, offered for sale or otherwise distributed in or into the province, is a person who:
(i) is a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products or medical sharps,
(ii) is a distributor of pharmaceutical products or medical sharps,
(iii) is an owner or licensee of a registered or unregistered trademark under which pharmaceutical products or medical sharps are sold, offered for sale or distributed, or
(iv) if a pharmaceutical product or medical sharp is imported into the Province, is the first person to sell the pharmaceutical product or medical sharp.
According to the Regulation:
“Pharmaceutical product” means a drug as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act (Canada) and a natural health product as defined in subsection 1(1) of the Natural Health Products Regulations made under that Act, but does not include:
(a) a food as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act (Canada),
(b) a cosmetic as defined in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act (Canada),
(c) a drug that is a radiopharmaceutical as defined in Part C of the Food and Drug Regulations made under the Food and Drugs Act (Canada).
(d) a drug for veterinary use except a drug for veterinary use in a consumer’s companion animal,
(e) a topical substance that does not contain an antibiotic, antifungal or analgesic, or
(f) a drug that is represented as being solely for use as a disinfectant on hard non-porous surfaces.
To speak with Recycle NB staff about regulatory requirements, registering with RNB, and for general inquiries, contact:
Telephone: 506-454-8473, 1-888-322-8473 (Toll-Free)
Fax : 506-454-8471
Mail: Recycle NB
PO Box 308 Station A
Fredericton, New Brunswick