Health Canada recently launches GMP inspection database

Health Canada has recently launched a GMP inspection database. This database contains 3,821 inspections (per March 2015) which have been performed since 2012, many of them outside Canada, e.g. in Europe or Asia. The database allows three different options to search for information. The first option contains 1,301 Inspections (per March 2015) from the past three years performed in Canada. A second option allows accessing the non-compliance information. Currently 52 production sites with non compliance statements are listed in the database (some of the sites received their license again after re-inspection). The third option offers access to 2,520 inspections (per March 2015) performed outside of Canada.

In case of GMP non compliance, detailed and very structured information about the findings is provided. This service is not provided by any other agency. The database also offers further information about past inspections at the same production site. No further search is necessary because the information about past inspections will be displayed in the search result for a given production site. The rating of the inspection is also provided. By using the database even inspections in progress can be displayed.