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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...

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...


Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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