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Jul 13, 2015, 13:00 ET Information Update - Safety of Food Sold in Glass Jars

OTTAWA, July 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Glass jars have a long history of safe use as food containers. However, like all food packaging, glass jars can...


Jun 24, 2015, 15:55 ET Information Update - Health Canada requests quarantine of drugs linked to Polydrug Laboratories due to data integrity concerns

OTTAWA, June 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Health Canada has requested that Canadian importers voluntarily quarantine drug products with active...


Jun 22, 2015, 12:46 ET Respect for Communities Act Receives Royal Assent - Legislation changes how applications for supervised drug injection sites are assessed

OTTAWA, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, marked a major milestone today in the Government of Canada's...


Mar 20, 2015, 16:14 ET Harper Government boosts investment to help internationally educated health professionals work in their field

More access to healthcare services for Canadians including in remote communities VANCOUVER, March 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Alice...


Mar 18, 2015, 14:38 ET Minister Aglukkaq Announces Actions to Strengthen Health Services in Nunavut

New Investments to help reduce demand for out-of-territory medical travel and services. IQALUIT, NUNAVUT, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable...


Mar 16, 2015, 15:02 ET Government of Canada joins countries around the world to promote safe use of laundry detergent packets

Poison Prevention Week focuses on providing safety information to parents and caregivers NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, on...


Mar 13, 2015, 20:11 ET Advisory - Jamp Pharma Corp Recalls Jamp-Methotrexate (USP 50mg/2mL) Due To Particulate Matter

OTTAWA, March 13, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Jamp Pharma Corporation, in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling one lot of...


Mar 13, 2015, 12:51 ET Health Canada Publishes Revised Human Exposure Limits for Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy

Canada's limits among the most rigorous science-based limits in the world OTTAWA, March 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Today Health Canada published its revised...


Mar 12, 2015, 20:44 ET Unauthorized "Altimate Fat Burner Maximum Burn" being sold at a second Ontario retail location

OTTAWA, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Following Health Canada's advisory regarding "Altimate Fat Burner Maximum Burn" being sold by Nature's Source in...


Mar 06, 2015, 15:54 ET Harper Government Moves Forward in Restricting Flavoured Cigars That Appeal to Youth

Amendments would close the loophole that allowed the marketing of certain flavoured cigars OTTAWA, March 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Delivering on a...


Mar 03, 2015, 12:31 ET Advisory - Health product seized from Art Nails in Vancouver

OTTAWA, March 3, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada seized a health product being injected at Art Nails Ltd., located at 751 Helmcken St.,...


Feb 13, 2015, 20:14 ET Advisory - Unauthorized health products that may pose health risks removed from sale by Health Canada

OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Two unauthorized health products (shown below) that may pose serious health risks were removed from...


Feb 12, 2015, 13:14 ET Information update - Skin-cancer drug Zelboraf (vermurafenib): new warning on the risk of pancreatitis

OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ -  A new warning has been added to the Canadian prescribing information for the skin-cancer drug Zelboraf...


Feb 12, 2015, 11:24 ET Harper Government launches new online tool for drug safety information

Easy to use, consumer-friendly Drug and Health Product Register will make it easier to find health product information to better protect the health...


Feb 11, 2015, 15:21 ET Information Update - Infant botulism and honey

OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - In Canada, honey is the only food which has been linked to infant botulism – a rare but serious illness that is...


Feb 11, 2015, 12:34 ET Government of Canada Passes New Regulations to Enhance the Level of Protection for Workers Handling Hazardous Materials in the Workplace

Regulatory changes deliver on key Regulatory Cooperation Council initiative OTTAWA, Feb. 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Government of Canada...


Feb 10, 2015, 13:30 ET Harper Government Announces Requirement for Reporting of Drug Shortages

Providing clear and concise information on drug shortages to help ensure the health and safety of Canadians VANCOUVER, Feb. 10, 2015 /CNW/ -...


Feb 04, 2015, 09:46 ET Minister Ambrose announces boost in fight against cancer - New research aimed at preventing cancer and improving care for patients

TORONTO, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today marked World Cancer Day by announcing over 80 innovative...


Feb 03, 2015, 12:42 ET Information Update - Food Allergy Awareness

OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Food allergies affect over 1.4 million Canadians, and this number is increasing. Allergic reactions to a food can...


Feb 03, 2015, 09:55 ET Government of Canada Reveals New Research on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use

Results show smoking remains at all-time low OTTAWA, Feb. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada published today the results of the 2013...


Feb 02, 2015, 18:28 ET Steering the success of BC First Nations Health Transfer in BC

OTTAWA, Feb. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose, British Columbia Health Minister Terry Lake, First Nations Health Council Chair...


Feb 02, 2015, 13:51 ET The Play Exchange Winner has been revealed, as voted by Canadians

Government of Canada invests in healthy living idea Trottibus OTTAWA, Feb, 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of...


Jan 30, 2015, 12:21 ET Information Update - Health Canada continues to identify unlicensed home test kits being sold to Canadians

OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Health Canada is reminding Canadians about the risks of purchasing unlicensed home-use diagnostic test kits...


Jan 29, 2015, 16:27 ET Note to editors - Health Product InfoWatch

OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Health Canada released the inaugural edition of the Health Product InfoWatch, a new monthly publication...


Jan 27, 2015, 14:02 ET Minister Ambrose participates in national dialogue on addiction recovery in Canada

Supporting the Government's goal of prevention, treatment, and long-term recovery from addiction  OTTAWA, Jan. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - The...