Pain reliever recalled due to dosage mislabeling, Health Canada says

Health Canada has issued a recall for two lots of Novo-Gesic Forte Acetaminophen tablets distributed by Teva Canada because of a labelling error that could result in a person exceeding … Read More

‘Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night’ packs recalled over ‘labelling error,’ Health Canada says

Health Canada says GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is recalling two lots of its “Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night Convenience Packs” after a packaging error left the daytime caplets labelled as nighttime caplets … Read More

Cases of heart inflammation higher after Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: Health Canada

Canadian health officials said on Friday data suggests reported cases of rare heart inflammation were relatively higher after Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine compared with the Pfizer/BioNTech shots. The data also indicated … Read More

Pfizer Canada eyeing urgent COVID-19 vaccine approval for children aged 5 to 11

Pfizer Canada says it plans to provide Health Canada with data showing its COVID-19 vaccine works for children in a bid to seek authorization “as early as possible.” Pfizer said … Read More

Health Canada issues warning against using ivermectin dewormer to treat COVID-19

Health Canada is warning the public not to use the deworming drug ivermectin to treat COVID-19, particularly the version that is used for animals. The health agency said Tuesday that … Read More

Health Canada issues recall for pre-rolled joints contaminated with yeast, bacteria

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 11, 2021 5:04 pm     Updated July 11, 2021 5:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Pre-rolled joins recalled over contamination concerns, Health Canada says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 11, 2021 5:04 pm     Updated July 12, 2021 1:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Want to skip Canada’s quarantine hotels? Depends on which COVID-19 vaccine you got

As of July 5, all fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada will be exempt from the mandatory 14-day stay inside one of the country’s COVID-19 quarantine hotels — but only if … Read More

NACI says to wait on 2nd mRNA COVID-19 shot for those with rare heart inflammation

Canada’s vaccine advisory committee is now recommending that those who experienced heart inflammation after their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should wait to get their second dose. The National … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine side effects now include capillary leak syndrome: Health Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 30, 2021 1:36 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health Canada is updating the … Read More

Health Canada warns capillary leak syndrome possible side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 30, 2021 1:36 am     Updated June 30, 2021 1:39 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Feds making ‘assessment of demand’ from provinces for Johnson & Johnson vaccine supply

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the federal government is conducting an “assessment of demand” for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine supply with provinces and territories. “Decisions are still being made … Read More

18 more hand sanitizers added to Health Canada’s growing recall list

Health Canada is adding 18 different hand sanitizers to its growing list of disinfectant recalls they say may pose health risks to members of the public. According to Health Canada, … Read More

Health Canada proposes ban on most vaping flavours to curb appeal among youth

The federal government says it wants to ban most flavoured vaping products in a bid to reduce their appeal to youth. Health Canada put forward draft regulations Friday that would … Read More

Unused J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses will be given back to the company, Tam says

Canada’s top public health official says more than 300,000 unused doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will be given back to the company after Health Canada announced it wouldn’t … Read More

‘People are desperate to heal’: The push for psychedelic-assisted therapy in Canada

Laurie Brooks describes her experience taking psychedelic mushrooms as a journey — one that helped her find answers to some of her most important life questions. The 54-year-old mother of … Read More

Safe to extend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine expiry date by 1 more month: experts

Several public health experts say they’re confident that Canada’s current batches of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines would still be safe and effective, despite having their expiry date extended by a month. … Read More

Health Canada extends expiration date of ‘specific’ AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine lots in Ontario

Ontario says Health Canada has extended the expiration date on “specific lots” of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on Saturday to seven months from six months. The province had been at risk … Read More

Health Canada extends expiration date of ‘specific’ AstraZeneca vaccine lots in Ontario

Ontario says Health Canada has extended the expiration date on “specific lots” of AstraZeneca vaccines on Saturday to seven months from six months. The province had been at-risk of wasting … Read More

Provinces see record COVID-19 case counts as hotspots wait amid J&J vaccine delays

Officials in some COVID-19 hot spots awaited word on immunization efforts Saturday after learning Health Canada was holding back expected Johnson & Johnson vaccines over safety concerns, while several provinces … Read More

AstraZeneca’s 1.5M COVID-19 shots from Baltimore plant are safe: Health Canada

Health Canada says that AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines produced in Baltimore plant — which was placed under investigation by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month — are all … Read More

Federal oversight of natural health products leaving Canadians at risk: report

Natural health products are not being safely or effectively monitored by Health Canada which is leaving Canadians at risk, according to a scathing report from a federal watchdog. Environment and … Read More

#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

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