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

Coronavirus: Canadian company working with Ottawa to boost ventilator production

A Toronto, Ont., company says it is ready to start making ventilators in a bid to meet expected demand in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Thornhill Medical is … Read More

Coronavirus: Health minister signs order for faster access to COVID-19 test kits

Canada’s health minister has signed an interim order to speed up access to COVID-19 test kits to help identify new cases of the novel coronavirus. Health Canada said in a … Read More