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Drug Identification Number (DIN) Registration

There are several monograph categories for Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs in Canada.  These include Labeling Standard, Category IV, and Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (i.e. NSAIDs).

A Drug Identification Number (DIN) is a computer-generated eight digit number assigned by Health Canada to a drug product prior to being marketed in Canada.  Effective June 15, 2017, DIN applications must now include a ready to print label that follows the new Plain Language Labelling regulations 

DIN products cannot be sold prior to license issuance. In addition, Health Canada has a fee structure associated with DIN submissions.