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10:13 ET Information Update - Health Canada recommends that children and youth not use cough and cold products that contain opioids

OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is committed to better informing Canadians about the risks of health products that contain opioids. Following a safety review of cough and cold...


Feb 15, 2019, 17:55 ET Advisory - Unauthorized prescription product Kobayashi Aibon/Eyebon Eyewash seized from Tokyo Beauty & Health Care in Richmond, B.C., may pose

OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Issue Health Canada is advising consumers that the unauthorized product "Kobayashi Aibon/Eyebon Eyewash" is labelled to contain a prescription drug (aminocaproic acid)...


Feb 15, 2019, 13:35 ET The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island increase access to treatment options for people with substance use disorders

OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The opioid crisis is devastating individuals, families and communities across the country. Without increased access to effective, evidence-based treatment options,...


Feb 15, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island will announce new measures to increase access to treatment

CHARLOTTETOWN, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honorable Jordan Brown, Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture ...


Feb 14, 2019, 14:56 ET Notice to the media - The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island will announce new measures to increase access to treatment for substance use

CHARLOTTETOWN, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honorable Jordan Brown, Minister of Education, Early Learning and Culture ...


Feb 12, 2019, 14:21 ET Information Update - Health Canada will be updating its safety review of breast implants

OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Health Canada will be updating its safety review of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) following an increase in reports of Canadian...


Feb 05, 2019, 10:43 ET Health Canada proposes stricter advertising rules to tackle youth vaping

The Department also launches a public education campaign to encourage teens to consider the consequences of vaping. OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian market for vaping is evolving rapidly,...


Jan 31, 2019, 11:27 ET Information Update - Important new safety information regarding the use of hydrochlorothiazide and the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer

OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Health Canada has completed a safety review of hydrochlorothiazide and has found that prolonged use of the drug could increase a person's risk for non-melanoma skin...


Jan 31, 2019, 11:10 ET Health Canada seeks nominees for new Scientific Advisory Committee on Health Products for Women

OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - To better support women's health, Health Canada is establishing a new Scientific Advisory Committee on Health Products for Women. Health Canada is now seeking...


Jan 28, 2019, 10:58 ET Advisory - Health Canada warns that products sold by A1 Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic Ltd. may pose serious health risks

OTTAWA, Jan. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Issue Health Canada is warning Canadians that Ayurvedic products sold by A1 Herbal Ayurvedic Clinic Ltd. may pose serious health risks. Health Canada inspectors have...


Jan 24, 2019, 14:32 ET Advisory - Unauthorized Panasilver product for children and adults may pose serious health risk

OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Issue Health Canada is advising Canadians that Panasilver, a product distributed by Activation Products Canada Inc., in Cobourg, Ontario, is not authorized for sale and...


Jan 23, 2019, 13:05 ET Governments of Canada and Ontario Sign Agreements to Improve Health Care and Services for Substance Use Disorder

OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is working with the provinces and territories to strengthen health care and to address the opioid crisis that continues to devastate...


Jan 23, 2019, 10:52 ET Update on New Drug and Medical Device Authorizations - New Treatment Options for Canadians recently approved by Health Canada

OTTAWA, Jan. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Prescription drugs and medical devices are evolving quickly, and Canadians want access to the latest and most effective treatment options. They also want to know when...


Jan 23, 2019, 10:00 ET Health Canada Encourages Young Adults to Break It Off with Cigarettes

York University event marks National Non-Smoking Week TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada has made great progress in reducing cigarette smoking rates and changing attitudes about tobacco. However,...


Jan 22, 2019, 16:53 ET The governments of Canada and Northwest Territories collaborate to improve access to treatment for people with substance use disorders

OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The opioid crisis continues to devastate individuals, families and communities across the country. Without increased access to effective, evidence-based treatment...


Jan 22, 2019, 10:12 ET Minister of Health launches new approach for Canada's Food Guide

Healthy eating is more than the foods you eat MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Food Guide that many of us grew up with focused on food choices. But we now know that our eating habits are just as...


Jan 22, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - The Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories will announce new measures to increase access to treatment

YELLOWKNIFE, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament, and the Honourable Glen Abernethy, Minister...


Jan 22, 2019, 06:00 ET Notice to the media - Minister of Health to unveil Canada's new Food Guide

MONTREAL, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, will unveil Canada's new Food Guide. Date January 22, 2019 Time 9:30 a.m. (EST) The Press Conference will...


Jan 21, 2019, 15:00 ET Notice to the media - The Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories will announce new measures to increase access to treatment for substance

YELLOWKNIFE, Jan. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament, and the Honourable Glen Abernethy, Minister...


Jan 21, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - Minister of Health to unveil Canada's new Food Guide/

MONTREAL, Jan 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, will unveil Canada's new Food Guide on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Officials from Health Canada will also...


Jan 20, 2019, 14:00 ET Notice to the media - Minister of Health to unveil Canada's new Food Guide

MONTREAL, Jan 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, will unveil Canada's new Food Guide on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Officials from Health Canada will also...


Jan 18, 2019, 18:09 ET Government of Canada announces funding for cannabis public education in the Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE, Jan. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - On October 17, 2018, the Cannabis Act came into force, marking a significant milestone in the Government of Canada's commitment to legalizing and strictly...


Jan 18, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Notice to the media - The Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories will announce new measures to strengthen responses to drug

YELLOWKNIFE, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament, and the Honourable Glen Abernethy, Minister...


Jan 17, 2019, 16:00 ET Notice to the media - The Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories will announce new measures to strengthen responses to drug and substance

YELLOWKNIFE, Jan. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health, Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament, and the Honourable Glen Abernethy, Minister...


Jan 15, 2019, 10:58 ET Information Update - Health Canada encourages Canadians to report incidents involving medical devices to help strengthen patient safety

OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Medical devices are vital to the health and well-being of hundreds of thousands of Canadians—many of whom could not survive without these devices. More than 100,000...