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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...

Jun 22, 2015, 14:06 ET

Government of Canada provides update on its commitment in the fight against Ebola

Strengthened public health measures for travellers extended OTTAWA, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health,...

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...

Jun 22, 2015, 12:38 ET

Information update - Operation Pangea highlights the dangers of buying health products online

OTTAWA, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ - As part of Health Canada's ongoing commitment to help protect the health and safety of Canadians, the department...

Jun 22, 2015, 12:26 ET

Information Update - Forxiga, Invokana: Health Canada begins safety review of diabetes drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors and risk of ketoacidosis

OTTAWA, June 22, 2015 /CNW/ - Health Canada initiated a safety review for the prescription diabetes drugs dapagliflozin (Forxiga) and canagliflozin...

Jun 19, 2015, 17:37 ET

Government of Canada Celebrates Consumer Product Safety Achievements

Consumers reminded to report concerns with consumer products to companies or Health Canada OTTAWA, June 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, on behalf of the...

Jun 18, 2015, 11:36 ET

Harper Government Implements Further Restrictions on Flavoured Cigars That Appeal to Youth

Amendments will close the loophole that allowed the marketing of certain flavoured cigars OTTAWA, June 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable...

Jun 17, 2015, 09:00 ET

Information Update - Health Canada proposes guidance to protect Infants from Algal Toxins in Drinking Water

OTTAWA, June 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Health Canada and the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water are updating advice for parents of...

Jun 16, 2015, 15:21 ET

Minister Ambrose Celebrates Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Week in Canada

Communities Across Canada Unite in Support of Awareness and Education OTTAWA, June 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, in front of the memorial to Canadian...

Jun 16, 2015, 11:33 ET

Information Update - Health Canada requests quarantine of drugs linked to Zhejiang Hisun Pharma due to data integrity concerns

OTTAWA, June 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Health Canada has requested that Canadian importers voluntarily quarantine drug products with active...