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2014-05-13 16:29:13

OTTAWA, May 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has requested a stop sale and recall of the product "Thyroid Gland" (NPN 80044198). The action has been taken because the product contains the prescription drug ingredient thyroid. Products containing thyroid hormone should be used with caution in diabetics, the elderly and patients with high blood pressure. While the product was authorized as a Natural Health Product by Health Canada, products that contain prescription...

2014-05-09 20:23:02

Supply of paclitaxel will not be disrupted for Canadian patients OTTAWA, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada today confirmed it has suspended the establishment licence of Biolyse Pharma Corporation's facility in St. Catharines, Ont., because of significant concerns with the manufacturing process discovered during a recent inspection. Injectable paclitaxel (6mg/ml), used in the treatment of certain lung and breast cancers, is currently the only drug produced at that facility....

2014-04-28 16:28:11

OTTAWA, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the appointment of Audrey McFarlane to the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA) Board of Directors for a three-year term. Ms. McFarlane is currently the Executive Director at the Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Cold Lake, Alberta. She obtained her degree in Community Rehabilitation and has spent nearly two decades working with children and adults with developmental...

2014-04-25 16:24:02

Revised guidance aims to ensure health professionals have the most current information for parents and caregivers OTTAWA, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada, the Canadian Paediatric Society, Dietitians of Canada, and the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada today released a revised version of Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants: Recommendations from Six to 24 Months. This document provides detailed scientific guidance on infants and young children nutrition for health professionals...

2014-04-23 16:28:57

OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is updating Canadians and Canadian healthcare practitioners regarding Fresenius Medical Care's voluntary recall of "NaturaLyte Sodium Bicarbonate Liquid Concentrate" in 6.4L and 8L volumes due to bacterial contamination. As of today, Health Canada has provided an update on all affected lots and posted advice for patients, hospitals and home patient programs. Health Canada will continue monitoring the expanded recall and working with...

2014-04-14 12:36:39

OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue: Many Sham el-Nessim celebrations include a traditional family meal. Certain salted fish products like fesikh, a traditional dish in the Egyptian community, represent an increased risk of botulism because of the way they are prepared. The fish used to make these salted fish dishes are not gutted before the ripening and salting process. This provides an opportunity for Clostridium botulinum bacteria that may be in the gut of the fish to grow...

2014-04-10 12:27:37

Follows Day-in-the-life of Medical Residents at St. Joseph's Hospital TORONTO, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Health Minister Rona Ambrose learned first-hand the challenges of delivering healthcare in a busy urban hospital. The Minister joined medical residents at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto by spending time with them as they delivered frontline care. In addition, the Minister also discussed a range of issues, such as patient care, patient safety and health human...

2014-04-09 12:31:36

OTTAWA, April 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has seized the unauthorized drug, "L-Showm Weight Loss Pills", being sold at the U-Box store, located at 2809-4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC. Health Canada testing found that it contained an undisclosed ingredient, phenolphthalein. Phenolphthalein, which was previously used as a laxative, is no longer authorized for sale in Canada because it may cause cancer. Additional side-effects associated with phenolphthalein include...

2014-04-08 12:32:56

Health Canada posts Diane-35 Safety Review Summary and works with partners on a prescriber checklist as first step OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today delivered on a commitment to begin transparently publishing drug safety reviews. The Minister committed to providing Canadians with access to Health Canada drug safety reviews with the posting of a summary of the safety review of the acne treatment Diane-35. This is the first...

2014-02-19 16:24:31

CALGARY, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - David Goldbloom, Chair, is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the Mental Health Commission (MHCC) of Canada Board of Directors. The new members are: Janet M. Davidson, Deputy Minister of Alberta Health Ms. Davidson is a well-recognized and respected health care executive with a reputation for working with key stakeholders to achieve outstanding results: individually, organizationally, and at the community level. She has...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.