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Jul 16, 2015, 12:22 ET

Advisory - Unauthorized eye drops seized from two Richmond, B.C. retailers

OTTAWA, July 16, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada is informing Canadians that five brands of unauthorized eye drops (listed in table below)...

Jul 15, 2015, 11:12 ET

Government of Canada Releases Latest Data on Exposure to Environmental Chemicals

Third set of biomonitoring data from the Canadian Health Measures Survey provides valuable insight into Canadians' exposure to environmental...

Jul 13, 2015, 13:30 ET

Statement from the Minister of Health on the Re-Airing of the Preventing Drug Abuse Media Campaign

OTTAWA, July 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Following the success of the first wave of the Preventing Drug Abuse media campaign in fall 2014, I am pleased to...

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...

Jul 09, 2015, 10:31 ET

Information Update - Health Canada taking new action to improve acetaminophen safety, reminds Canadians about safe use

OTTAWA, July 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Health Canada is taking additional steps to minimize the risk of liver damage and improve acetaminophen safety. This...

Jul 08, 2015, 15:21 ET

Harper Government Announces Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group

EDMONTON, July 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose announced the members of the Autism Spectrum Disorder...

Jul 08, 2015, 12:39 ET

Harper Government supports Victims of Western Wildfires

OTTAWA, July 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, Rob Clarke, Member of Parliament for Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River, along with Randy...

Jul 08, 2015, 11:11 ET

Statement on Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Smith

OTTAWA, July 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The purpose of this statement is to provide clarity and guidance regarding access to marijuana for medical...

Jul 07, 2015, 11:13 ET

Government of Canada and Heart and Stroke Foundation exceed goal of installing 2,000 AEDs in recreational hockey arenas across the country

Over 2,500 installed in Canada as part of National AED Initiative CALGARY, July 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Two events took place yesterday to...

Jul 02, 2015, 18:09 ET

Public Health Notice - Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products

This notice has been updated to communicate the recall of various brands of frozen uncooked breaded chicken products due to possible exposure to...

Jul 02, 2015, 11:17 ET

Information Update - Safe Use of Pesticides in and Around Your Home

OTTAWA, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Have insects or rodents invaded your home? Is your lawn or garden being destroyed by pests? If you choose to use a...

Jun 30, 2015, 19:38 ET

Unauthorized products being sold in Mississauga, Ont., seized by Health Canada

OTTAWA, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Three unauthorized health products that may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians were seized by...

Jun 28, 2015, 08:59 ET

Public Health Notice - Outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products

OTTAWA, June 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with provincial public health...

Jun 28, 2015, 08:56 ET

Information Update - Safety of Frozen Raw Breaded Poultry Products

OTTAWA, June 28, 2015 /CNW/ - While breaded chicken nuggets, chicken burgers and strips may look like they're pre-cooked, many frozen breaded...

Jun 26, 2015, 18:31 ET

Advisory - Unauthorized health products seized from Better Bodies Supplements in Airdrie, Alta.

OTTAWA, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: Health Canada is informing Canadians that eight unauthorized health products (listed in the table...

Jun 26, 2015, 14:41 ET

Harper Government moves forward on regulating tamper-resistant properties for prescription drugs

Adding tamper resistant properties to medications can help curb prescription drug abuse OTTAWA, June 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Health Canada today...

Jun 25, 2015, 12:02 ET

Minister Ambrose launches next phase of the Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework

Three-year plan will further reinforce transparency with more initiatives to inform and engage Canadians OTTAWA, June 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The...

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 24, 2015, 11:07 ET

Minister Ambrose Announces Plain Language Labelling Regulations Coming Into Force

Easier-to-Read Labels and Unique Drug Names Improve Patient Safety OTTAWA, June 24, 2015 /CNW/ - As of this month, Health Canada's Plain Language...

Jun 23, 2015, 11:00 ET

Harper Government Moves to Implement Mandatory Drug Shortage Reporting

Early, comprehensive Supply Information Will Help Healthcare Providers Coordinate Treatment Plans OTTAWA, June 23, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable...