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May 22, 2015, 15:23 ET

Statement from Minister Ambrose on Thalidomide

OTTAWA, May 22, 2015 /CNW/ - More than fifty years ago, Thalidomide was approved by Health Canada and prescribed to treat morning sickness in...

May 22, 2015, 14:18 ET

Member of Parliament, Ryan Leef Announces $17 million Investment to Strengthen Health Services in the Yukon

New investments will improve services in mental health and chronic disease management WHITEHORSE, May 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, on behalf of the...

May 19, 2015, 15:23 ET

Minister Ambrose Hosts Second Symposium on Prescription Drug Abuse

Government of Canada also announces $13 million for increased pharmacy inspections to limit the diversion of prescription drugs to illegal...

May 15, 2015, 12:31 ET

Minister Ambrose Talks Prescribing Practices with Healthcare Professionals in Effort to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

Announces nearly $8 million in additional federal funding HAMILTON, ON, May 15, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health,...

May 14, 2015, 11:16 ET

Information Update - Barbecue Food Safety

OTTAWA, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - As you head out to the grill, it's important to remember that eating undercooked meat, or foods that have come into...

May 11, 2015, 12:53 ET

Canadians vote for health and medical research - Woman with a rare disorder among those encouraged by results of new national poll

OTTAWA, May 11, 2015 /CNW/ - Maureen Smith thinks Canadians got it right when they said in a recent poll that health and medical research...

May 08, 2015, 16:38 ET

Government of Canada thanks Canadian health and humanitarian workers for their efforts to assist crisis-affected populations

Minister Ambrose marks World Red Cross Day with Canadian Red Cross President and CEO Conrad Sauvé OTTAWA, May 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable...

May 07, 2015, 11:57 ET

Information Update - Food safety and fiddleheads

OTTAWA, May 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Fiddleheads are a green vegetable that grow along the banks of rivers and streams. They are harvested annually, in the...

May 05, 2015, 12:39 ET

Public Health Reminder: Lyme disease

OTTAWA, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Lyme disease is a serious illness that is present in Canada and spreading. Canadians at risk...

May 05, 2015, 09:00 ET

Teva Canada Chooses HPIC in Exclusive Agreement to Handle All Medication Donations

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 5, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Health Partners International of Canada announces that Teva Canada Limited has selected them as...

May 04, 2015, 15:51 ET

Successes Marked in New Approach to First Nations Healthcare in BC

BC Tripartite Principals meet to assess progress since October 2013 transfer of health services COAST SALISH TERRITORY, BC, May 4, 2015 /CNW/ -...

May 01, 2015, 16:56 ET

Government of Canada announces funding to enhance influenza vaccine research and development

SASKATOON, May 1, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for...

May 01, 2015, 15:52 ET

Canadian volunteers and Canadian donated medicines en route to Nepal through HPIC and CMAT

TORONTO, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Canada's pharmaceutical industry is rallying a response to the Nepal earthquake through donations of...

Apr 30, 2015, 14:03 ET

The Government of Canada Encourages Canadians to Join the Efforts to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

OTTAWA, April 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Prescription drug abuse is a serious public health and safety issue that impacts individuals, families and...

Apr 27, 2015, 15:31 ET

Alert: Bednest Ltd. recalls bedside cribs

OTTAWA, April 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Affected product(s): Bednest Bedside Crib Product description: This recall involves the Bednest bedside cribs...

Apr 24, 2015, 13:23 ET

Minister of Health Launches National Immunization Awareness Week

Immunization is one of the safest, most effective public health measures we have to prevent serious illness. SURREY, BC, April 24, 2015 /CNW/ -...

Apr 23, 2015, 15:48 ET

Information Update - New safety information for prescription-strength ibuprofen: Risk of heart attack and stroke at high doses

OTTAWA, April 23, 2015 /CNW/ - Health Canada is working with the Canadian manufacturers of prescription oral ibuprofen products to update the...

Apr 22, 2015, 19:08 ET

Advisory - One lot of Ortho-Cept birth control tablets recalled due to potency issues

OTTAWA, April 22, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada is advising consumers that Janssen Inc. is recalling one lot of Ortho-Cept tablets (28...

Apr 20, 2015, 16:58 ET

Canada's Efforts Making a Difference in the Fight Against Ebola

Visit to West Africa highlights Canada's contributions to global response efforts OTTAWA, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada's...

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...