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09:27 ET

Advisory - Mylan Pharmaceuticals recalling nitroglycerin spray due to defective pump

OTTAWA, Sept. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC Canada, in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling all lots...

Sep 19, 2014, 18:52 ET

Advisory - Baxter recalls certain lots of hemodialysis solutions due to particulate matter found in the product

OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The issue: Baxter Corporation, in collaboration with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of...

Sep 19, 2014, 13:09 ET

Government of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation continue installing AEDs across the country

Almost 850 devices already installed with many more to come SPRUCE GROVE, AB, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister...

Sep 17, 2014, 18:49 ET

Alert: Great States Corporation recalls Homelite and Earthwise 20-inch cordless electric lawn mowers

OTTAWA, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Affected product(s): Homelite and Earthwise 20-inch cordless electric lawn mowers Product...

Sep 17, 2014, 17:45 ET

Information Update - Health Canada requests quarantine of products from IPCA Laboratories following falsification and manipulation of data issues

OTTAWA, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada has taken the precautionary step of asking IPCA Laboratories in India to voluntarily stop shipment of...

Sep 17, 2014, 11:31 ET

Wendake First Nation opens new Health Centre

Government of Canada Invests in Quebec First Nations Health WENDAKE, QC, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Wendake First Nation and the Government...

Sep 16, 2014, 10:00 ET

Advisory Panel launches Public Consultation on Healthcare Innovation

Supporting the Panel's commitment to seek input from public and stakeholders OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The Advisory Panel on Healthcare...

Sep 15, 2014, 21:34 ET

Canada offers essential protective equipment to help stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa

OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Minister Rona Ambrose today announced that Canada will make available for donation over $2.5 million in...

Sep 12, 2014, 10:19 ET

Government of Canada Reveals 32 New Brain Research Projects

Partnership with Brain Canada boosts innovative research to advance knowledge on neurological and mental illnesses. TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2014...

Sep 04, 2014, 19:29 ET

Statement on international regulatory cooperation regarding Ebola

The statement below was released today by the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) interim Management Committee...

Aug 27, 2014, 12:00 ET

MHCC report outlines training and education recommendations to improve interactions between police and people with mental illness

VICTORIA, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has released a new report outlining 16 recommendations for police...

Aug 25, 2014, 11:00 ET

Information Update - Home canning - prepare it safely

OTTAWA, Aug. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Home canning is a popular and safe way to preserve food for later use. Jams, pickles, soups, sauces, meat...

Aug 21, 2014, 11:42 ET

Government of Canada Announces Mandatory Labelling of Mechanically Tenderized Beef

New labels will help improve food safety for Canadians OTTAWA, Aug. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced new labelling...

Aug 20, 2014, 13:30 ET

Information Update - Allergens and food safety at school - What's in your child's lunch?

OTTAWA, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ -  Issue Serious allergic reactions to food often happen without warning and can quickly become life threatening...

Aug 18, 2014, 10:56 ET

Minister Ambrose addresses the 147th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Medical Association

Announces Government Action to Enhance Safe Use of Opioids OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health...

Aug 18, 2014, 10:25 ET

Information Update - Label changes for controlled-release opioid pain medicines encourage more targeted prescribing and safer use

OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising healthcare professionals and Canadians that it has implemented labelling changes for...

Aug 16, 2014, 16:55 ET

Health Canada Statement on the Health Risks to Youth of Marijuana and Prescription Drug Use

OTTAWA, Aug. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada regularly undertakes evidence-based communications to raise awareness about serious public health...

Aug 16, 2014, 15:08 ET

Information Update - Apotex recalling one lot of Apo-Mycophenolic Acid due to French labelling error

OTTAWA, Aug. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Apotex, in consultation with Health Canada, is recalling one lot (KY6601) of Apo-Mycophenolic Acid due to a package...

Aug 13, 2014, 15:10 ET

Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella infections related to sprouted chia seed powder

Updated August 13, 2014 This notice has been updated to include 4 additional cases and to communicate the closing of the...

Aug 13, 2014, 10:46 ET

Harper Government Supports Drug Prevention Project for Vulnerable Youth in Niagara, Hamilton, and Burlington

Educating and engaging young people in meaningful activities to help prevent illicit drug use in our communities WELLAND, ON, Aug. 13, 2014...