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2014-09-17 20:22:10

OTTAWA, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada has taken the precautionary step of asking IPCA Laboratories in India to voluntarily stop shipment of products to Canada based on a review of a recent good manufacturing practices (GMP) inspection report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where they identified falsification and manipulation of data issues at the company. IPCA has not disputed the FDA findings with Health Canada. The FDA has not issued a recall of any of the...

2014-09-16 12:29:58

Supporting the Panel's commitment to seek input from public and stakeholders OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation, created by Minister Ambrose and chaired by Dr. David Naylor, today launched a Canada-wide consultation on healthcare, with the goal of engaging healthcare leaders, experts and the public in the conversation. The consultation includes an online questionnaire to seek the views of Canadians, as well as a request for written submissions from...

2014-09-05 16:23:21

TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - From coast to coast, Canadian adults are not meeting requirements for magnesium intake. According to Health Canada, rates of deficiency cluster around 50% across provinces, spiking as high as 65% in Newfoundland and Labrador. Deficiency climbs as we age, too; a solid majority of seniors are coming up short. What does such widespread deficiency mean for Canadians? It means we lodge more health complaints of the common kind: poor sleep, no energy,...

2014-08-20 16:24:47

OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Serious allergic reactions to food often happen without warning and can quickly become life threatening for some children. What you should know As many as 1.2 million Canadians have food allergies and this number may be increasing, especially among children. Up to six per cent of children are estimated to have food allergies. The symptoms of allergic reactions can range from mild skin irritations and hives to breathing difficulties and loss of...

2014-08-18 08:25:30

TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadian parents look to structured activities to get their kids moving, but let's not forget about the importance of free, unstructured play. The before-, during- and after-school periods are opportune times for spontaneous, outdoor play and getting to and from places on foot. For back-to-school, ParticipACTION provides parents with a few backpack must-haves to encourage their children to be active throughout the school day. "Sport leagues, programs and school...

2014-08-13 12:28:30

Educating and engaging young people in meaningful activities to help prevent illicit drug use in our communities WELLAND, ON, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Diane Finley, Member of Parliament for Haldimand-Norfolk on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced $511,053 of federal funding under the Government's National Anti-Drug Strategy (NADS), for the "C'est mon choix" project that will help prevent illicit drug use and prescription drug...

2014-08-06 16:28:42

Input will help shape the role of public contributions to orphan drug approvals OTTAWA, Aug. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced today that the Government of Canada has launched a pilot project targeting patient input from Canadians with rare diseases to help inform future reviews of orphan drugs. As announced in October of 2012, Health Canada has been developing an Orphan Drug Framework to spur innovation and research into new treatments...

2014-07-22 12:29:29

The epitome of style, design and accessibility; created for everyone. TORONTO, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Making waves the world over, The Bradley timepiece gives users the power to touch time! The Bradley, created for people who are blind or partially sighted, makes it possible to discreetly tell time without everyone knowing you're checking the time. Now available in Canada only through Shop CNIB while supplies last. Named for an ex-naval officer and gold-medal Paralympian, The...

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...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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