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May 24, 2019, 13:38 ET Consumer Product Update - Have you inspected your metal bristle barbecue brush lately?

OTTAWA, May 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Issue Millions of Canadians enjoy using their barbecues, especially during the warm summer months. Through repeated use, the metal bristle brushes that many people use to ...


May 23, 2019, 12:26 ET Health Canada restricts the amount of alcohol in single-serve flavoured purified alcohol beverages

OTTAWA, May 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Flavoured purified alcoholic beverages, a new and growing class of beverages in Canada, pose an increasing public health risk to Canadians, particularly youth. These...


May 17, 2019, 14:42 ET Information Update - Over 90 unauthorized sexual enhancement supplements and "poppers" seized eight Scarborough, Ontario, stores may pose serious

OTTAWA, May 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising Canadians that the following products may pose serious health risks. For more information, including what Canadians should do, visit the online...


May 15, 2019, 15:54 ET Information Update - Health Canada is advising Canadians about the potential health risks associated with unauthorized cell therapy treatments such

OTTAWA, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Health Canada is advising Canadians that some clinics and health care practitioners are offering unauthorized cell therapies, such as stem cell therapy, suggesting that...


May 15, 2019, 10:27 ET Government of Canada approves new treatment options for opioid use disorder and supports research, treatment and harm reduction projects in Ontario

TORONTO, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The opioid crisis continues to be one of the most serious public health issues in Canada's recent history. Tragically, between January 2016 and September 2018, 10,337...


May 15, 2019, 09:00 ET Government of Canada changes regulations to help prevent illegal production and trafficking of controlled substances

New measures are one more step in the Government's response to the opioid crisis OTTAWA, May 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The crisis of opioid overdoses continues to be one of the most serious public health...


May 15, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - Minister of Health to highlight Government actions related to the opioids crisis/

TORONTO, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, will highlight recent Government of Canada actions to address the opioid crisis. Minister Petitpas...


May 14, 2019, 11:00 ET Notice to the media - Minister of Health to highlight Government actions related to the opioids crisis

TORONTO, May 14, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, will highlight recent Government of Canada actions to address the opioid crisis. Minister Petitpas...


May 13, 2019, 13:54 ET Helping Canadians get faster access to the prescription drugs they need to live healthier lives

Government of Canada consults on new approach to fast-track the review of treatments for serious, rare and debilitating diseases OTTAWA, May 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to...


May 10, 2019, 15:19 ET Accelerating access to emergency treatments for patients, pets and livestock

Modernized programs will better meet the needs of patients and their healthcare professionals OTTAWA, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians want improved access to all available treatment options for...


May 10, 2019, 09:55 ET Government of Canada Supports Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, and Wellbeing for Students across Nova Scotia

UpLift partnership will reach up to 90,000 students in the province AMHERST, NS, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Enhancing the environments where children and youth learn, grow, and play is one of the ways we...


May 10, 2019, 07:15 ET Minister Petitpas Taylor announces funding to help strengthen palliative care

Three organizations that focus on palliative care will receive more than $4.5 million in funding MONCTON, NB, May 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians deserve to live out their lives in comfort and with...


May 10, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Notice to Media - Minister of Health to announce support for several initiatives in Atlantic Canada/

OTTAWA, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Friday May 10 The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, will attend the New Brunswick Hospice and Palliative Care Conference to announce funding...


May 09, 2019, 14:17 ET Public Advisory - Health Canada seizes a new type of "popper" containing ethyl chloride in Scarborough, ON

OTTAWA, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Health Canada seized a new type of "popper" from Homerama Adult Video, 2524 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario, that is labelled to contain ethyl chloride. Ethyl...


May 09, 2019, 14:00 ET Notice to Media - Minister of Health to announce support for several initiatives in Atlantic Canada

OTTAWA, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Friday May 10 The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, will attend the New Brunswick Hospice and Palliative Care Conference to announce funding...


May 09, 2019, 11:15 ET Governments of Canada and Nunavut Sign Agreement to Improve Health Care Services

OTTAWA, May 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's universal, publicly funded health system is a source of pride for Canadians. The Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories to strengthen...


May 08, 2019, 16:33 ET Information Update - Testing finds pharmaceutical ingredients in unauthorized health products seized from Sunrise Lee Chinese Herbs Centre in

OTTAWA, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Further to an advisory issued April 5, 2019, Health Canada is advising consumers that testing has found that two unauthorized products, Slim 30 Ultra and Sugar Balancer,...


May 08, 2019, 11:00 ET Statement from Health Canada on changes to cannabis licensing

OTTAWA, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Health Canada is introducing changes to align the approach to cannabis licensing with the approach for other regulated sectors, such as pharmaceuticals. Effective...


May 08, 2019, 10:31 ET Statement from the Minister of Health on further reducing barriers for blood donation by men who have sex with men

OTTAWA, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Canada took a major step in breaking down barriers preventing men who have sex with men (MSM) from donating blood. Health Canada has approved a request by Canadian...


May 02, 2019, 11:00 ET Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health Celebrates 20 Years of Scientific Excellence

Public is welcome to visit facility and meet scientists as part of the celebration WINNIPEG, May 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Home to the Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory and the...


May 01, 2019, 11:56 ET The Government of Canada implements commitment to plain packaging for tobacco products

Reducing the appeal of tobacco products will help to protect the health of Canadians from tobacco-related death and disease OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Despite decades of effort to reduce tobacco...


May 01, 2019, 09:15 ET Government of Canada implements new regulations to help stop strangulation deaths linked to corded window coverings

Regulations go further than those of any other country in addressing the risk of strangulation to children OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to providing consumer...


May 01, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - Health Canada officials to hold a media technical briefing on Tobacco Products Regulations/

OTTAWA, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Officials from Health Canada will hold a technical briefing to provide information on the final publication of the Tobacco Products Regulations (Plain and Standardized...


Apr 30, 2019, 15:04 ET Increasing access to 3D Printed Implantable Medical Devices for patients

3D printing provides opportunities for patients who need personalized customized treatments OTTAWA, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians want improved access to the most innovative treatment options for...


Apr 30, 2019, 15:00 ET Notice to the media - Health Canada officials to hold a media technical briefing on Tobacco Products Regulations

OTTAWA, April 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Officials from Health Canada will hold a technical briefing to provide information on the final publication of the Tobacco Products Regulations (Plain and Standardized...