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Health Canada Recalls

Health Canada launches new pesticide label mobile app

January 25, 2016

Today, Health Canada launched a new mobile app that allows users to access pesticide labels that have been registered for use in Canada. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you to the original recall press release containing complete information, including instructions about what to do [...]

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Statement of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health

January 21, 2016

Today, we agreed to move ahead on shared health priorities, working collaboratively while respecting our jurisdictional roles, and guided by the common vision of creating more adaptable, innovative and affordable health care systems for all Canadians. We discussed the pressing need to address gaps in health outcomes for Indigenous peoples. This is a summary of [...]

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Minister Philpott tours All Nations Healing Hospital in Saskatchewan

January 21, 2016

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health and the Honourable Greg Ottenbreit, Saskatchewan Minister of Rural and Remote Health will visit the All Nations Healing Hospital in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you to the original recall press release containing complete [...]

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Statement from the Minister of Health after meeting with First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders

January 20, 2016

This evening, I met with the Assembly of First Nations’ Ontario Regional Chief and Health Committee Chair Chief Isadore Day, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed, British Columbia Métis Nation Council President and Minister of Health Bruce Dumont and my provincial and territorial colleagues to hear their perspectives on the health priorities and challenges of [...]

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Government of Canada to discontinue conditional registrations for pesticides

January 19, 2016

Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada intends to stop granting new conditional registrations of pesticides as of June 1, 2016. This is an important step in improving the openness and transparency of Canada’s pesticide regulatory system. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link [...]

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Government of Canada partners with provinces and territories to lower cost of pharmaceuticals

January 19, 2016

The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada’s federal drug plans will join the pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA). The pCPA negotiates lower prices for Canadians on brand name drugs and works to reduce the cost of generic medications as well. This is a summary of a recall issued by [...]

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Federal Government releases report of the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to <em>Carter v. Canada</em>

January 18, 2016

Today, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, together with the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, publicly posted the final report of the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below [...]

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Message from the Minister of Health – National Non-Smoking Week ? January 17-23, 2016

January 18, 2016

Canada has made great strides in tobacco control, demonstrated by our country’s all-time low smoking rate of 15 per cent. However, millions of Canadians continue to smoke, increasing their risk for developing cancer, heart disease, lung disease, stroke, or other complications. During National Non-Smoking Week, and throughout the year, the Government of Canada supports smokers [...]

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Statement from the Minister of Health ? Health Canada Authorizes Dr. Peter Centre to Operate Second Supervised Consumption Site in Canada

January 15, 2016

Health Canada has informed Vancouver’s Dr. Peter Centre, a world-renowned HIV/AIDS treatment and support facility, that its application to operate a supervised consumption site has been approved. The application to Health Canada was jointly submitted by Vancouver Coastal Health and the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health [...]

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Statement from the Minister of Health – Health Canada Authorizes Dr. Peter Centre to Operate Second Supervised Consumption Site in Canada

January 15, 2016

Health Canada has informed Vancouver’s Dr. Peter Centre, a world-renowned HIV/AIDS treatment and support facility, that its application to operate a supervised consumption site has been approved. The application to Health Canada was jointly submitted by Vancouver Coastal Health and the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health [...]

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