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2014-07-15 16:26:50

OTTAWA, July 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising patients and healthcare professionals of new safety information regarding testosterone hormone replacement products and a risk of serious and possibly life-threatening cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) problems. Testosterone hormone replacement products are used in men who are experiencing medical conditions because their body cannot make enough testosterone. In Canada, there are 12 testosterone replacement products,...

2014-07-02 16:24:37

Easier-to-Read Labels Improves Patient Safety OTTAWA, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada today finalized new plain language labelling regulations that will help improve the safe use of drugs by making drug labels and packaging information easier to read and understand, as promised in the 2013 Speech from the Throne. The Regulations Amending the Food and Drug Regulations (Labelling, Packaging and Brand Names of Drugs for Human Use) were published today in Canada...

2014-06-24 12:28:03

Dr. David Naylor named head of federal advisory panel that will explore how the Government of Canada can foster innovation, improve patient care and sustainability of the healthcare system TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Minister Rona Ambrose today officially launched her new Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation. The Minister named Dr. David Naylor to chair the panel, which is made up of prominent Canadians from across the country providing a range of perspectives...

2014-06-23 16:25:25

OTTAWA, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has requested that two Canadian distributors - Vivicell Distribution, Inc. and Cellfood Canada - stop sale of and recall Cellfood, an unauthorized health product manufactured by Nu Science Corporation. This product has an eight-digit natural health product number (NPN80004392) appearing on its label; however, this NPN was issued for a different Nu Science product. As such, it is Health Canada's view that the labelling of...

2014-06-18 16:26:37

Government of Canada partnering with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to expand Active Start and FUNdamentals programs OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Public Health Agency of Canada has partnered with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to increase opportunities for children living with intellectual disabilities to participate in physical activity. Special Olympics Canada currently runs two...

2014-06-16 20:22:21

Supports Government's commitment in the 2013 Speech from the Throne OTTAWA, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced the Government's consultation on a proposal to regulate tamper-resistant properties for prescription drugs that are at a high risk of abuse, including controlled-release oxycodone. The announcement follows the Government's commitment in the 2013 Speech from the Throne to expand its National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS)...

2014-06-16 16:25:49

Amended Vanessa's Law advances transparency commitments OTTAWA, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada welcomes amendments that would strengthen transparency in the proposed patient safety legislation Vanessa's Law (Bill C-17). Since introduction in December 2013, Vanessa's Law has received broad support from members of Parliament, stakeholders and healthcare groups in recognition of the important drug safety improvements that it would deliver, should it become law. The...

2014-06-16 12:29:21

TORONTO, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is urging investors to be cautious when considering investing in medical marijuana stocks. A significant number of reporting issuers have announced their intention to begin growing and selling medical marijuana, in conjunction with new regulations enacted by the Government of Canada as of April 1, 2014. While some have touted medical marijuana as a significant new sector for investment, the CSA has observed...

2014-05-23 20:21:56

OTTAWA, May 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has requested that Christmas Natural Foods Ltd. stop selling and recall its unauthorized health product, Heartland Natural Wild Yam Moisturizing Cream, after testing conducted by the Department identified a undisclosed prescription drug ingredient, progesterone. Approved drugs that contain progesterone can only be sold by prescription. Progesterone can be associated with serious side effects, including an increased risk of...

2014-05-16 16:25:21

OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: One lot of Lite Fit USA (Lot Number 13165, Exp. 05/17) is being voluntarily recalled in the U.S. after analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed the lot contains the undeclared prescription drug sibutramine. Lite Fit USA is not authorized for sale in Canada, but Health Canada has confirmed that this lot was imported and sold by the retail store Hoang Oanh Sandwich, 7178 St. Denis, Montreal, Québec. The affected lot may...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.