Health Canada

Attawapiskat Donates $5,000 To Fort McMurray Fire Victims

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Alberta

Attawapiskat Chief Bruce Shisheesh presented a $5,000 donation to the Alberta fire relief.

Attawapiskat Allotted New Mental Health Workers Amid Suicide Crisis

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Politics

Health Canada has yet to indicate when the workers will be on the ground.

Surge In Storefront Pot Dispensaries Prompts Calls For Regulation

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.24.2016 | Canada Business

Opponents say the storefront dispensaries are technically illegal and should be closed immediately.

Limited Programs For Aboriginals, Mentally Ill In Justice System: Study

CP Politics | Jim Bronskill | Posted 04.10.2016 | Canada

A federal study found aboriginals and the mentally ill entangled with the justice system often ran into similar difficulties.

Cold-FX Case 'Manufactured,' Valeant Lawyer Says

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Business

"These cases are meant for real complainants and real grievances. There are none in this case."

Safety Checklist For Feeding Your Baby

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Parents

Health Canada has a number of guidelines when it comes to feeding your baby. Here we break it all down for you.

Cold-fX Lawsuit Launches, Alleging Drug Doesn't Work

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business

No better than a placebo, lawsuit alleges.

Worker Charged $20K In Personal Items To Government Credit Cards

CBC | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Auditors concluded the worker should not have been given the credit cards in the first place, partly because there was evidence of personal financial stress.

Canadian Grocers Totally Confident About Selling GMO Foods

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Business

And no, they won't label the products to let you know.

What Can The New Minister Of Health Do About Drug Shortages?

Marvin Ross | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Marvin Ross

It's difficult for those with chronic medical conditions to be dependent on prescription drugs but that becomes unbearable when they also have to worry about their drug supplies running out. There is a world wide shortage of many drugs which governments are seemingly doing little to alleviate. The current Canadian crisis is impacting those with epilepsy and many with bipolar disorder. Health Canada's response appears to be callous disregard.

Pot Legalization: Health Canada Flags 9 Considerations For Feds

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.05.2016 | Canada Politics

A document offers insight into how the new government will navigate the issue.

Canada Must Close The Gaps Governing Human Participation In Scientific Research

Gordon DuVal | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Politics
Gordon DuVal

The history of research, including research in Canada, shows that very serious harms may be suffered by persons taking part in research. The rules are not perfect, and they continue to be refined when tragedies do occur, but prior review and oversight has proved a powerful corrective to make research safer for human subjects. The problem is that these research protections don't apply to everyone doing research on people in Canada -- and they should.

It's Time For Big Pharma To Open Up About Drug Safety And Effectiveness

Matthew Herder | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Politics
Matthew Herder

If Canada is to implement national pharmacare, surely we want to know more about the drugs we'll be paying for. To this end, we must tackle a pre-existing challenge: we must open up the evidence our drug regulator houses concerning drug safety and effectiveness. For decades Health Canada has kept that information confidential at the behest of drug manufacturers. This practice limits the ongoing evaluation of a drug's safety and effectiveness and, in turn, provincial and territorial governments' decision-making about which drugs to pay for, not to mention physicians and patients who make decisions about which drugs to prescribe and take.

Advil Products For Children And Infants Recalled

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.13.2016 | Canada Parents

There could be inconsistent doses of ibuprofen in the products if they have not been shaken as directed before use.

Cold-FX Doesn't Work, Everyone Should Get Their Money Back: Lawyer

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business

“The research just doesn’t support what they say the product does.”

Health Canada Recalls Children's Books

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Parents

The books are titled "That's Not My Reindeer" and "That's Not My Santa"

This Canadian Company Has Made Marijuana-Infused Coffee Pods

CBC | CBC News | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Business

Pop one in your single serve coffee machine and it will brew up a hot drink spiked with "a standardized dose of medical marijuana."

Ottawa Sues UBC Over Dentist's Alleged Misuse Of Funds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The lawsuit has been filed at the B.C. Supreme Court.

Trudeau Prepares To Tackle Politics Of Legalizing Pot

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Politics

The first step in that process will be to establish a task force to hear from public health, substance abuse and public safety experts.

Now Is the Time for Canada to Catch Up on Drug Safety for Children

Terry P. Klassen | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Terry P. Klassen

What the report, Improving Medicines for Children in Canada confirmed was what pediatricians in the field already know -- that much of the medications given to children in Canada have never been adequately studied or even formally approved for the conditions they are commonly prescribed to treat.

Election Could Speed Up Pot Industry Growth, Experts Say

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Pres | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada Business

Trudeau has long promised to legalize and regulate marijuana if elected, while Mulcair has said the NDP would decriminalize the drug immediately.

Health Canada Threatens 13 B.C. Pot Shops With Police Raids

CP | Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2015 | Canada

"It's confusing for us right now. We're trying to figure out what the problem is.''

Medical Marijuana Is Tax Deductible, Canada Revenue Reportedly Says

CBC | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Business

The Canada Revenue Agency has said medical cannabis purchased under prescription is an allowable medical expense at tax time, according to the Canadi...

Vancouver Police Won't Be Health Canada's Muscle

CBC | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Health Canada reportedly sent letters warning operators they have two weeks to shut down or face an RCMP crackdown.

A New HIV Prevention Method May Be Coming to Canada

John Maxwell | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Living
John Maxwell

A new era of HIV prevention is upon us. Pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences Canada recently announced it is seeking approval from Health Canada for the use of Truvada as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Better known as PrEP, the new highly effective prevention tool is now on track to be available in Canada.