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Apr 17, 2015, 21:20 ET

Advisory - Clavulin-400 liquid oral antibiotic: One lot recalled after glass pieces found in one bottle

OTTAWA, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: In consultation with Health Canada, GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK) is voluntarily recalling one lot (lot...

Apr 17, 2015, 17:36 ET

Health Canada proposes new measures to address antimicrobial resistance

OTTAWA, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Health Canada intends to propose new measures and strengthen regulations to encourage prudent use of...

Apr 17, 2015, 10:50 ET

Advisory - Health Canada suspends licence of homeopathic product due to potential serious risks of male fern

TORONTO, April 17, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has suspended the licence of Filix Mas, a homeopathic product, because it contains the...

Apr 16, 2015, 19:41 ET

Information Update - "Enhance" and "Natural-Power" test positive for sildenafil; removed from sale at Vaughan retailer

OTTAWA, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Further to a recent Advisory, Health Canada testing has found that two unauthorized health products, "Enhance" and...

Apr 16, 2015, 15:34 ET

Information Update - Health Canada Reminds Canadian Pet Owners to Carefully Follow Directions on Flea and Tick Product Labels

OTTAWA, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Health Canada continues to receive reports of cats and dogs becoming ill from flea and tick treatments. As flea...

Apr 15, 2015, 15:52 ET

Public Health Notice - Outbreak of E.coli infections with possible link to leafy greens

OTTAWA, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public...

Apr 15, 2015, 11:00 ET

Advisory - St. Francis Herb Farm "Bulklax V" and "All Seasons Detox Kit" recalled due to high levels of lead and/or arsenic

OTTAWA, April 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: In consultation with Health Canada, St. Francis Herb Farm Inc. is voluntarily recalling two products,...

Apr 14, 2015, 17:31 ET

Minister Ambrose Hosts Healthy Aging Roundtable - Government of Canada supports seniors' health and well-being

REGINA, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Member of Parliament for Regina-Lumsden- Lake...

Apr 14, 2015, 14:24 ET

Minister Glover Announces Funding for Addictions Prevention and Treatment Services in First Nations Communities in Manitoba

Government of Canada invests in supports and services to address prescription drug abuse WINNIPEG, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable...

Apr 14, 2015, 13:02 ET

Funding for Addictions Prevention and Treatment Services in First Nations Communities across Canada

Government of Canada invests in supports and services to address prescription drug abuse FORT QU'APPELLE, SK, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The...

Apr 13, 2015, 17:13 ET

Information Update - Health Canada Proposes Updated Labelling of Pest Control Products Containing Glyphosate

OTTAWA, April 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Health Canada launched a public consultation process on its proposed re-evaluation decision of pest control...

Apr 13, 2015, 15:56 ET

Minister Ambrose Launches New Drug and Health Product Inspections Database, Underlines Commitment to Transparency

Searchable tool makes it easy to find details on inspections of drug companies OTTAWA, April 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Health Minister Rona Ambrose today...

Apr 10, 2015, 17:45 ET

Canada's Chief Public Health Officer to visit West Africa

OTTAWA, April 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, will travel to West Africa next week to visit operations...

Apr 10, 2015, 12:44 ET

Advisory - Recall of one batch of RAN-Gabapentin 100 mg capsules due to cross-contamination with Etodolac

OTTAWA, April 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc., in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling one batch of...

Apr 08, 2015, 18:12 ET

Statement from the Public Health Agency of Canada on Measles

OTTAWA, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Public Health Agency of Canada is again reminding Canadians of the importance of ensuring their immunizations are...

Apr 08, 2015, 15:48 ET

Minister Ambrose welcomes new Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada

OTTAWA, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ - It is with pleasure that I announce the Honourable Michael H. Wilson as the new Chair of the Mental Health Commission...

Apr 07, 2015, 19:16 ET

Advisory - One lot of expired Alesse 21 birth control recalled by Shoppers Drug Mart

OTTAWA, April 7, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada is advising consumers that Shoppers Drug Mart is recalling one lot of Alesse 21, an oral...

Apr 07, 2015, 14:44 ET

Minister Ambrose Hosts Healthy Living Roundtable

Supporting the Government of Canada's commitment to promote healthy living and prevent chronic disease   /CNW/ - Today,...

Apr 07, 2015, 13:03 ET

Government of Canada and Government of Yukon promote active living and reduce chronic disease

Yukon Northern Wellness Project promotes healthier lifestyles in Canada's North WHITEHORSE, April 7, 2015 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Federal...

Apr 02, 2015, 16:04 ET

Advisory- Health Canada suspends two natural health product licences due to potential serious risks of male fern

OTTAWA, April 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada has suspended the licences of two natural health products containing the ingredient male...