Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2007 / Article

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Volume 4 |Article ID 436194 | https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nel090

Hina Laeeque, Heather Boon, Natasha Kachan, Jillian Clare Cohen, Joseph D'Cruz, "The Canadian Natural Health Products (NHP) Regulations: Industry Compliance Motivations", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 4, Article ID 436194, 6 pages, 2007. https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nel090

The Canadian Natural Health Products (NHP) Regulations: Industry Compliance Motivations

Received17 Apr 2006
Accepted13 Oct 2006


This qualitative study explores corporations' motivations to comply with new natural health products (NHP) Regulations in Canada. Interviews were conducted with representatives from 20 Canadian NHP companies. Findings show that the rationale for compliance differs for large compared to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Large firms are motivated to comply with the regulations because of the deterrent fear of negative media coverage, social motivations, ability to comply and maintaining a competitive market advantage. In contrast, SMEs are motivated to comply due to the deterrent fear of legal prosecution and a sense of duty.

Copyright © 2007 Hina Laeeque et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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