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2013-06-06 12:28:39

MONTREAL, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Abilify® (aripiprazole) has received an additional approval from Health Canada as an adjunct, or add-on, treatment to antidepressants for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults who had an inadequate response to prior antidepressant treatments during the current episode. When used with an antidepressant, Abilify has been shown to improve the symptoms of adults living with MDD who had an inadequate response to at least two trials...

2013-05-16 23:04:51

Leaders of the world´s most influential drug regulatory agencies share their views. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg will discuss collaboration among global drug regulatory agencies at the DIA 2013 49th Annual Meeting in Boston on June 24. The session, titled Cooperation Among Regulators: Impact on Stakeholders, will explore how interagency actions and strategic communications can facilitate efforts to improve the safety...

2013-05-02 23:23:28

Canadian Healthy Vending announces an major expansion of their Max Menu program which allows users at vending machines to search products and educate themselves about nutritional information and make better choices about snacking. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Canadian Healthy Vending announces an expansion of their Max Menu program which allows users at vending machines to view products and educate themselves about the ingredients and nutritional content of products....

2013-04-10 20:21:47

CALGARY, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Louise Bradley, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, will speak tomorrow to the Economic Club of Canada about the growing costs to Canada's economy related to mental health problems and mental illness in this country. The cost of mental illness in Canada is at least $50 billion per year - or 2.8 per cent of our gross domestic product. Over the next 30 years, mental health-related costs will climb to more than $2.5 trillion....

2013-03-29 23:00:34

A DigiMed, LLC, cofounder and Rocket Scientist, has recently released the Ultimate Health & Fitness App which will help detect potential health issues before they occur. MediTrends, the newly released App, utilizes patented algorithms to graph laboratory test results and personal health habits that form the basis of an individual's "State of Health". Jackson, NJ (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 Imagine walking into a Doctor's office and presenting him with a graphical "State of Health" that...

2013-03-26 12:29:19

OTTAWA, March 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, will join the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse to discuss prescription drug abuse. Minister Aglukkaq will be available to answer questions from the media following her remarks. Live webcast of the news conference begins at 11:30 am (ET). Please visit www.ccsa.ca for information on the webcast. Date Wednesday, March 27, 2013Time 11:30 a.m.Location Ballroom C Main Level Delta City Centre Hotel 101...

2013-03-20 16:26:04

OTTAWA, March 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada's (MHCC) President and CEO Louise Bradley will be available for media interviews following the release of Budget 2013. Bradley will be available immediately after budget lock-up at approximately 4:00 p.m. ET. Check the MHCC's website, Facebook and Twitter page for further updates. ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADA The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for change. We are collaborating...

2013-03-19 12:27:56

OTTAWA, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Health Canada and France's Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) signed a new framework cooperation agreement on January 15, 2013. This agreement reinforces the long-standing relations between the two agencies and follows the cooperation agreement signed in July 2008. Information sharing on a range of health issues increases the authorities' ability to respond to emerging issues. Through this agreement, both...

2013-03-19 12:27:15

OTTAWA, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada, along with the consumer product safety agencies in the United States and Mexico, are reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of poison during Poison Prevention Week 2013 (March 17-23). Unintentional poisoning is one of the leading causes of injury among children. Even though these incidents can be prevented, thousands of children in Canada visit emergency rooms after consuming poisonous substances each year....

2013-03-15 16:24:41

OTTAWA, March 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The issue: An unauthorized natural health product, "Libigrow" was tested by Health Canada and found to contain hidden ingredients (sildenafil and tadalafil) that may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians. "Libigrow" was being sold at two retail locations in the province of Québec: Boutique Sexie folie Inc. (Sainte-Catherine) and at Boutique Érotique 5ième avenue Inc. (Valleyfield). This product is...