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Health, International

Health Canada delivers warning on Trump-touted drugs

Following the lead of their counterparts in Europe and the United States, Canadian health authorities have issued a warning against the use of anti-malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to prevent or treat COVID-19. “Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine can have serious side »

Health, Society

Laws to fight COVID-19 misinformation are in the political hopper

Canada appears headed towards drafting legislation to fight a misinformation explosion plaguing many countries around the world, regarding COVID-19.. In a story published today, Privy Council  President Dominic LeBlanc tells tells CBC News’ Elizabeth Thompson that the Liberal government is »

Health, Society

Health Canada interim measure to increase supply of hand sanitizer

Health Canada announced last night that they are making access to products such as hand sanitizer, disinfectants, masks and gowns, easier due to the growing demand and need for those products during the COVID-19 outbreak. These products are normally subject »

Health

VIA Rail enforces special measures to deal with COVID-19

VIA Rail, Canada’s national passenger rail service, announced yesterday that it is enforcing special health and safety measures to deal with COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, outbreak.  According to a press release, VIA Rail said that they have increased daily »

Health

Canadian holistic medicine clinic warned over coronavirus treatment products

The United States Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to the Vivify Holistic Clinic, a holistic medicine clinic based in Sarnia, Ontario, for selling products that are intended to treat, or prevent COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. »

Health

Vaping prevalent among young Canadians

According to new data released earlier this week from Statistics Canada, vaping is more prevalent among younger Canadians. Survey results said that in 2019 15 per cent of teenagers aged 15 to 19 reported that they had vaped 30 days »

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Internet, Science & Technology

USB wall chargers subject to recall in Canada

Health Canada has warned Canadians to pay attention when buying USB wall chargers. Several of them are being subject to a recall after a test by Health Canada revealed that some of them can cause burns, shocks or be a »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Members of Canada’s LGBTQ want Health Canada to amend blood donation wait times

Canadian LGBTQ advocates want Health Canada to go further in changing parts of its blood donation policy. The advocates are calling for a gender-neutral approach, building on changes made this spring when the federal agency reduced the wait period for »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Cancer professionals are worried about shortage of some important drugs.

Oncologists and pharmacists in Canada are sounding an alarm over a shortage of three vital cancer drugs and they want Ottawa to take action on the matter. Health Canada says it is doing just that. The scarce drugs are Vinorelbine, »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Groups fear U.S. demand will overwhelm Canadian medicine supply

Fifteen Canadian organizations representing patients, health professionals, hospitals, and pharmacists are urging Ottawa to take action to prevent what they say could be the “draining of Canada’s medicine supply.” which is already dealing with shortages. The letter to Health Minister »