Health Canada - Note to Editors

OTTAWA, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Health Canada today released the October 2012 issue of the Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter (CARN).

This issue includes an article on the limitations with Lyme disease test kits and a reminder to health professionals of the importance of clinical diagnosis and early treatment.  The article also encourages reporting of incidents with test kits, including false negative and false positive results.

This edition also includes an article highlighting the continued risks of liver damage associated with antiandrogens used mainly in the treatment of prostate cancer, and a case presentation on an adverse reaction to thalomid treatment.

The October 2012 edition of CARN can be viewed on the Health Canada Web site at: www.health.gc.ca/carn

SOURCE Health Canada



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