From the category archives:

Health Canada Recalls

Statement from Minister Ambrose on Thalidomide

May 22, 2015

More than fifty years ago, Thalidomide was approved by Health Canada and prescribed to treat morning sickness in expectant mothers. Tragically, Thalidomide caused serious and permanent physical and emotional damage to mothers, children and families. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you to the original [...]

Read More Details →

Member of Parliament, Ryan Leef Announces $17 million Investment to Strengthen Health Services in the Yukon

May 22, 2015

Today, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Yukon, along with territorial Minister of Health and Social Services Mike Nixon, announced a three-year total investment of just over $17 million to strengthen access to services in the areas of mental wellness and chronic disease in the [...]

Read More Details →

Member of Parliament Ryan Leef will make an announcement with Mike Nixon, Minister of Health and Social Services for Yukon

May 21, 2015

Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, will announce an investment under the Territorial Health Investment Fund that will strengthen health services in Yukon. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you to the original recall [...]

Read More Details →

Health Canada Statement on Fruit Juice

May 20, 2015

Health Canada wishes to clarify some confusion resulting from media reports that fruit juice may be removed from Canada’s Food Guide. 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 if you [...]

Read More Details →

Speaking Notes for the Hon. Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health – Commons Standing Committee on Health meets to hear witnesses on Main Estimates 2015-16

May 20, 2015

Commons Standing Committee on Health meets to hear witnesses on Main Estimates 2015-16: Votes 1 and 5 under CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION, Votes 1 and 5 under CANADIAN INSTITUTES OF RESEARCH, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under HEALTH, Vote 1 under PATENTED MEDICINE PRICES REVIEW BOARD. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health [...]

Read More Details →

Combatting Prescription Drug Abuse: Government of Canada Accomplishments

May 19, 2015

The Government of Canada has expanded the National Anti-Drug Strategy to include prescription drug abuse, supported by more than $44M over 5 years provided through Economic Action Plan 2014. 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, [...]

Read More Details →

Minister Ambrose Hosts Second Symposium on Prescription Drug Abuse

May 19, 2015

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, hosted a productive symposium on prescription drug abuse in Edmonton today, where she met with provincial officials, doctors, pharmacists, First Nations representatives, law enforcement and addictions specialists. Discussions focused on identifying actions to address prescription drug abuse under the three action plans of the National Anti-Drug Strategy: prevention, [...]

Read More Details →

Prescription Drug Abuse Symposium and Announcement

May 15, 2015

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, and Dr. Gregory Taylor, Chief Public Health Officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada, will host a Symposium with stakeholders on the prescription drug abuse in Alberta. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you to the [...]

Read More Details →

Funding to the Canadian Institute for Health Information to help address prescription drug abuse

May 15, 2015

The Government of Canada is providing the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) with almost $4.3 million over five years to develop a coordinated national approach for the monitoring and surveillance of prescription drug abuse (PDA). This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you to the [...]

Read More Details →

Minister Ambrose Talks Prescribing Practices with Healthcare Professionals in Effort to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

May 15, 2015

The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, attended the Prescribing Practices Forum in Hamilton today, marking an important milestone in the federal government’s efforts to work closely with partners to tackle prescription drug abuse. This is a summary of a recall issued by Health Canada. The link below will take you to the original recall [...]

Read More Details →