#GenX wins social media as 40+ crowd flocks to get AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Several provinces lowered the eligible age bracket for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week, prompting Gen X’ers to proudly share their vaccination journeys on social media. Read more: Ontario, Alberta … Read More

What you can and can’t do once you’ve received your 1st COVID-19 vaccine dose

To date, more than 10.3 million people in Canada have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. With roughly 25 per cent of the Canadian population now vaccinated against the … Read More

Is it time to ditch disinfecting? CDC updates data surrounding COVID-19 surface transmission

If you look back at the past year, how much of your time has been dedicated to disinfecting alone? Minutes? Hours? Days? Well some recent CDC data seems to suggest … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine still safe despite ‘stronger link’ to blood clots, Health Canada says

Health Canada will not be changing its recommendations for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine despite new evidence suggesting a “stronger link” to blood clots, the agency’s chief medical adviser said on Wednesday. … Read More

Biolyse suggests Health Canada lacks urgency over its ask to produce COVID-19 vaccines for export

Biolyse Pharma says it could be producing as many as 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for export annually, but it’s waiting for action from Health Canada. The St. Catharines, … Read More

P.E.I. suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine among young

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 29, 2021 11:28 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prince Edward Island has … Read More

Health Canada says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe after investigating blood clot reports

Health Canada on Thursday said the benefits of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine “continue to outweigh the risks” after investigating reported blood clots in several countries, and encouraged Canadians to receive it … Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines under investigation ‘not shipped to Canada’, officials say

Canada has not received any AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that were part of the batch under investigation for blood clots, Health Canada confirmed on Sunday. The agency said it had been … Read More

Will coronavirus variants lead to a third wave? Doctor answers top COVID-19 questions

Concerns about coronavirus variants are rising as vaccines continue to roll out across Canada. Infectious diseases physician Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti recently joined The Morning Show to discuss current COVID-19 news.  … Read More

AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines — where is Canada at on approvals?

Canadian officials continue to be vague on the potential approvals of two additional COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are among those still awaiting a green light … Read More

Fact or Fiction: Has the public rushed into double masking?

With the threat of new COVID-19 variants growing by the day, it may seem like a good idea to just double up on masks as you’re heading out the door. … Read More

New variants mean more vaccination needed for herd immunity: Health Canada

With new coronavirus variants gaining a foothold in Canada, the percentage of vaccinated Canadians required to achieve herd immunity is increasing, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser said on Monday. Read … Read More

Health Canada warns of salmonella outbreak in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

Thursday afternoon Health Canada declared an outbreak of salmonella in two Atlantic provinces. The federal agency says 57 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness were confirmed, of which 25 are in … Read More

Novavax says ‘rolling review’ of its COVID-19 vaccine started by Health Canada

Novavax says its COVID-19 vaccine is undergoing a “rolling review” by several health agencies, including Health Canada, to speed up its approval process. In an announcement Thursday, the company said … Read More

Shortage of last-resort antidepressant creating ‘scary situation’ for patients: pharmacists

The ongoing shortage of an antidepressant drug that is often used by Canadian patients as a last-resort treatment has some patients and providers very worried. “Any time you’re talking about … Read More

Novavax submits coronavirus vaccine to Health Canada for approval

The federal government is reviewing a new COVID-19 vaccine that has been submitted for regulatory approval. Maryland-based Novavax quietly applied on Friday for Health Canada to approve its vaccine, which … Read More

Health Canada to decide on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in ‘coming days’

On the heels of approval by European regulators, Health Canada said it expects a decision on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine “in the coming days.” Read more: Travellers to pay ‘more than … Read More

How rapidly is Canada rolling out COVID-19 rapid testing?

People living on the street in Vancouver’s lower east side; pop-up site attendees across Nova Scotia; staff and visitors at long-term care homes in various places across Canada —  these … Read More

Even with new COVID-19 vaccine approvals, rollout won’t increase before April

Even with two new COVID-19 vaccines under regulatory scrutiny, Canada’s vaccine supply is unlikely to increase before April. The country’s rollout currently depends on vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, both … Read More

London, Ont., COVID-19 antibody test under review could allow for fast, inexpensive testing

A team out of Western University in London, Ont., says it has developed a COVID-19 antibody test that is faster and more accurate than any currently approved in Canada. A … Read More

Health Canada delays drug-pricing reforms until July 1, citing coronavirus challenges

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 7, 2021 1:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health Canada says it’s delaying … Read More

‘Possibility’ Moderna vaccine could be approved for children in 2021, Health Canada says

Health Canada’s chief medical adviser said Wednesday it was “within the realm of possibility” that Moderna’s novel coronavirus vaccine could be approved for children by 2021. Dr. Supriya Sharma’s announcement … Read More

Moderna vaccine approved: What we know about side effects, ingredients and doses

Canada has approved Moderna’s novel coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Supriya Sharma, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser, says the country will receive up to 168,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine before the … Read More

Saskatoon lab receives Health Canada authorization for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

VIDO says it has reached a milestone in developing a coronavirus vaccine. The Saskatoon-based lab at the University of Saskatchewan received the green light from Health Canada to start Phase … Read More

Health Canada approves $2.8M treatment for spinal muscular atrophy Type 1

Health Canada has approved Zolgensma, which is bringing renewed hope to Alberta families that have been tirelessly fundraising to afford its staggering cost of $2.8 million. At least four children in … Read More

Health Canada approves $2.8M treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

Health Canada has approved Zolgensma, which is bringing renewed hope to Alberta families that have been tirelessly fundraising to afford its staggering cost of $2.8 million. At least four children in … Read More

Freezers that until recently held choice P.E.I. tuna will now store COVID-19 vaccine

The owner of a bluefin tuna exporting company in eastern Prince Edward Island has offered up two freezers to the provincial government as public health officials prepare to vaccinate Islanders … Read More

‘Want our lives back’: What motivates people to get a coronavirus vaccine?

Jennifer Jorgensen is counting down the days till the coronavirus vaccine becomes available in Canada. “Absolutely,” the 47-year-old from the small village of Fruitvale, B.C., told Global News when asked … Read More

Public health officials encourage Nova Scotians to download COVID Alert app, use it properly

The federal government’s COVID Alert app has been available in Nova Scotia for more than a month, and according to the province’s public health authority, it has been used successfully … Read More

Pfizer files for emergency use of coronavirus vaccine in U.S. — what about in Canada?

Pfizer applied for emergency use authorization of its coronavirus vaccine with United States regulators Friday, days after the company said it finished its final round of human trials — with … Read More

U.S. FDA approves 1st coronavirus self-testing kit for at-home use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had approved the first COVID-19 self-testing kit for home use that provides results within 30 minutes. The single-use test, made … Read More

Trikafta, cystic fibrosis ‘miracle drug’, one step closer to being approved in Canada

Canadians living with cystic fibrosis (CF) are in celebration mode, as what’s been described as a life-saving miracle treatment is now a step closer to being allowed in Canada. The … Read More

Health Canada approves first Canadian-made rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada has approved the first Canadian-made rapid COVID-19 test, and it comes from a fairly new company in Guelph, Ont. Precision Biomonitoring says its Triplelock test strips have been … Read More

Radon levels higher than recommended in 37% of Halifax homes tested in 2019

A research initiative on radon levels in Halifax homes in 2019 showed half of the 76 homes tested had a high concentration of the gas, either at or exceeding limits … Read More

Health Canada adds 5 hand sanitizers to recall list, cites potential health risk

Health Canada has added five new more products to its growing list of hand sanitizers deemed to be a potential health risk to the public. Read more: As recall list … Read More

Health Canada approves first antigen rapid test for coronavirus

Health Canada has given the green light to another rapid test for the virus that causes COVID-19. The Panbio test from Abbott Rapid Diagnostics in Germany is the first antigen … Read More

Canada’s Public Health Agency president resigns amid rising coronavirus cases

Tina Namiesniowski, the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada, has resigned leaving the department in charge of leading country’s response to the coronavirus without a leader, amid rising … Read More

Health Canada now willing to consider at-home COVID-19 tests

TORONTO — Health Canada is willing to consider approving home COVID-19 tests to screen for the virus, a spokesman for the minister of health told Reuters, in a win for … Read More

Several children hospitalized after eating illegal cannabis edibles: Health Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 13, 2020 1:42 pm     Updated August 13, 2020 1:43 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Coronavirus: Health Canada issues warning over counterfeit N95 respirators

Health Canada is warning the public after identifying counterfeit N95 respirators, which the agency says may not provide proper protection during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The safety warning issued Monday … Read More

CAE ventilator receives Health Canada certification, starts shipping

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 17, 2020 5:06 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ CAE Inc. says its new … Read More

Certain metformin drugs recalled due to high levels of carcinogenic contaminant

Pharmaceutical company Apotex Inc. is recalling some of its diabetes medication after some was found to have elevated levels of a contaminant which has been identified as a human carcinogen. … Read More

Health Canada approves first clinical trial for possible coronavirus vaccine

The first Canadian clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine have been approved by Health Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. Speaking from Rideau Cottage on Saturday, he told reporters … Read More

National grief strategy needed to help Canadians cope with coronavirus: experts

Entertaining people with his stories, jokes and musical talents on multiple instruments like the drums, saxophone and keyboards made Gord Kudlak a magnet for a large community that loved him. … Read More

Accidental poisonings from cleaning supplies on the rise during COVID-19 outbreak

Health Canada says there has been a clear jump in the number of accidental poisonings from household cleaners since the novel coronavirus pandemic began. According to the agency, February and March … Read More

Rapid coronavirus test voluntarily recalled over Health Canada concerns

By Global News Posted May 3, 2020 12:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ottawa’s Spartan Bioscience says it is voluntarily … Read More

Coronavirus: Dozens of companies on wait-list to distribute test kits in Canada amid shortage

Every province and territory across Canada is asking for more COVID-19 test kits, but Health Canada has only approved 13 companies so far to import and distribute them — with … Read More

Shortage of salbutamol inhalers reported in Canada amid coronavirus pandemic

Increased demand during the novel coronavirus pandemic for inhalers that relieve acute symptoms of asthma and other respiratory conditions has led to “reported shortages and limited supply” of the product, … Read More

Hajdu defends Health Canada after Kenney suggests Alberta may move ahead with steps to combat COVID-19 without its approval

Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu defended Health Canada’s process for approving tools to fight COVID-19 on Tuesday after Premier Jason Kenney suggested Alberta may bypass its approval to take steps … Read More

Dyson to produce 15,000 ventilators to help with coronavirus fight

Dyson has stepped up to create thousands of ventilators amid the coronavirus pandemic, after designing a new product in 10 days. The company, which typically produces household products such as … Read More

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