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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...

2013-02-22 16:23:04

OTTAWA, Feb. 22, 2013 /CNW/ -The issue: Two unauthorized health products "18 Again" and "Stiff 4 Hours" were tested by Health Canada and were found to contain hidden ingredients (sildenafil or tadalafil) that may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians. The products were being sold at the Unchained Romance booth at the 12(th) Annual Vancouver Taboo Sex Show. These products are promoted as male sexual stimulants and contain hidden prescription medications. Approved drugs...

2013-02-18 12:23:43

OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2013 /CNW/ -The issue: A Toronto retail outlet (Handy Variety, 591 Sherbourne St.) has voluntarily handed over counterfeit Viagra and Cialis to Health Canada following a compliance and enforcement action by the Department. The counterfeit Viagra product is labelled as 100mg tablets (lot number 314833021), and has 11 blister packs of 4 tablets and one incomplete blister of 2 tablets per package. The counterfeit Cialis product is labelled as 20mg tablets (lot...

2013-02-10 12:21:03

OTTAWA, Feb. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced Health Canada published a revised research design for the wind turbine noise and health study, which is being carried out in collaboration with Statistics Canada. The proposed research design was posted on the Health Canada website in July 2012 for public comment and over 950 comments were received during the 60 day public consultation period. After an evaluation of feedback received...

2013-02-08 16:22:36

OTTAWA, Feb. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Health Canada today suspended all medical device licences issued to and associated with IND Diagnostic of Delta, B.C., under its powers in the Food and Drugs Act, because of concerns about the company's management systems and distribution practices. The suspension means the devices can no longer be legally sold in Canada by any person. Health Canada's decision to suspend these licences is not based on an identified issue with the safety and effectiveness of...

2013-02-06 16:25:57

Networks of Centres of Excellence recognizes strength of partnership between MI and its 16 member institutions TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - How do you make sure the brilliant ideas emerging from Toronto's academic research community get the best possible chance to succeed? MaRS Innovation (MI), created in 2008, bridges the chasm between these early-stage technologies and successful start-up companies and licensable technologies. By offering early-stage funding in tandem...

2013-02-05 12:27:00

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ -The issue: Health Canada is reminding parents of the dangers of television, furniture and appliance tip-overs. Each year there are hundreds of incidents in Canada of furniture tipping over onto children under 10. Furniture or television tip-overs can cause serious head and internal injuries, suffocation, and even death. More than 70% of the reported television tip-over incidents in Canada happened to children between one and three years of age. Most...

2013-02-02 16:20:12

New streamlined approach improves access and safety MONTRÉAL, Feb. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadians now have access to more than 60,000 licenced natural health products as a result of the Government of Canada's more efficient approach to authorizing these products, Parliamentary Secretary of Health, Dr. Colin Carrie announced today. "The safety of Canadians is always our number one priority," said Parliamentary Secretary, Dr. Carrie at the Canadian Health Food Association...

2013-01-31 16:26:33

OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Health Canada is currently conducting a review of all available safety information on the drug Diane-35. Health Canada has been monitoring the safety of Diane-35 on an ongoing basis, as it does for all drugs on the market. The Department is aware of the decision by France to suspend the marketing authorization of Diane-35 within the next three months. In Canada, Diane-35 is approved for the temporary treatment of severe acne in women who are...