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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...

2014-05-16 16:24:43

Furthering commitment to transparency and openness in its decision-making processes OTTAWA, May 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Today Health Canada launched a public consultation process to solicit feedback on a revised version of Safety Code 6. This Safety Code is Health Canada's guideline for recommended human exposure limits to radiofrequency electromagnetic energy, the kind of energy given off by various electronic devices such as cell phones and Wi-Fi, as well as broadcasting and cell...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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