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Health Canada – Note to editors

July 10, 2012

OTTAWA, July 10, 2012 /CNW/ – Health Canada today released the July 2012
issue of the Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter (CARN).

This issue includes an article on LigaSure vessel sealing systems and
reports of certain LigaSure surgical instruments sticking to tissue or
clamping onto tissue but not releasing. LigaSure vessel sealing systems
are used during surgery to seal small vessels (such as certain veins
and arteries) and tissue, to stop or prevent bleeding.

It also includes the annual adverse reaction and incident reporting
statistics for 2011, as well as a quarterly summary of communications
to health professionals and the public.

The July 2012 edition of CARN can be viewed on the Health Canada Web
site at: www.health.gc.ca/carn

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