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Health Canada cracking down on chemicals used to make fentanyl

As the country grapples with a growing number of opioid-related deaths, Health Canada is making six chemicals used in the production of the potent drug fentanyl illegal. Read more here: CBC | Health News...
by Celebrity gossip news on Sep 1, 2016

Canada must examine why it tops opioid-consuming countries: Health Minister Jane Philpott

It remains a mystery why Canada and the U.S. are the world’s heaviest opioid users, but Health Minister Jane Philpott says divining the answer may hold the key to solving what she considers a national public health crisis. Read more here: CBC &...
by Celebrity gossip news on Jul 27, 2016

Listeria recall: frozen foods list for Canada

Here is a list of some of the frozen produce recalled by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency due to Listeria monocytogenes. Thanks to: CBC | Health News...
by Celebrity gossip news on May 20, 2016

‘It didn’t turn me into a dead-brained person’: Marijuana research not reaching Canada’s toking teens

With an end to marijuana prohibition in sight, researchers say we still have plenty to learn about the drug’s potential health effects — and that’s especially true for Canada’s many toking teenagers. Thanks to: CBC | Health N...
by Celebrity gossip news on May 18, 2016

Dole investigated over Listeria outbreak in Canada, U.S.

Produce seller Dole is now the subject of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation in connection with a deadly listeria outbreak in Canada and the U.S. Thanks to: CBC | Health News...
by Celebrity gossip news on Apr 30, 2016

FDA Adds Ketoacidosis Warnings To Diabetes Drugs Invokana, Farxiga, And Jardiance As Well As Other SGLT2 Inhibitors

This Follows October 2015 Safety Alert By Health Canada Concerning Increased Risks Of Kidney Problems (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) In December 2015 the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication concerning the risk of ketoacidosis, a serio...
by Drug Injury Watch on Dec 8, 2015

Election Time: Let Them Know!

Make them pay for your vote! MP, Tilson to Health Canada: Canadians at the Mercy of Big Wind. The MP for Dufferin-Caledon, David Tilson, has written a letter to Health Canada expressing concern about the number of complaints about wind … Contin...
by Wainfleet Wind Action on Sep 16, 2015

In The Shadow Of Recent Announcement About Diabetes Drug Jardiance Medical Study Results There Lingers Safety Concerns For SGLT-2 Inhibitors

As With Invokana and Farxiga, Jardiance Is Subject Of Several Drug Regulatory Agency Investigations About Ketoacidosis And Other Side Effects (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Jardiance is part of the Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter-2 (SGLT-2...
by Drug Injury Watch on Aug 21, 2015

Invokana Lawsuits Are Expected To Be Filed While FDA And Other Drug Regulators Investigate Side Effects Reports

Drug Injury Lawyers Also See Possible Farxiga And Jardiance Cases For Patients Who Have Ketoacidosis, Kidney Failure, Stroke, Or Heart Attack (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) With there being a growing number of Type 2 diabetes patients in...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jul 2, 2015

Farxiga / Jardiance / Invokana Safety As Regards Diabetic Ketoacidosis Now Being Studied By Health Canada In Addition To Current FDA Investigation

Institute For Safe Medication Practices Signal For Invokana Kidney Failure Risks Seems To Apply To Farxiga, Jardiance, And Other SGLT2 Diabetes Drugs Also (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) On May 15, 2015 the FDA announced it is investigati...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jun 25, 2015

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Drugs Concerta And Ritalin Get New Warnings For Rhabdomyolysis In US And Priapism In Canada

Muscle-Wasting Side Effect "Rhabdo" Seems To Apply To Entire ADHD Class Of Drugs Given That April 2015 FDA Letter Was Sent To All Manufacturers (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) We start in the US where an April 15 FDA letter to d...
by Drug Injury Watch on Apr 22, 2015

In Canada, ADHD Drugs Like Adderall, Concerta, And Ritalin Are Getting New Warnings About Suicide-Related Adverse Events

Increased Warning About The Risk Of Suicidal Thoughts And Behaviors Being Added To Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Drug Labels (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) On March 30, 2015 Health Canada issued an Information Update do...
by Drug Injury Watch on Mar 30, 2015

“Natural” remedies

Check out this exposeé done by CBC’s Marketplace. Turns out the show’s producers “invented” a natural children’s remedy claiming to help bring down fevers. They submitted an application to have this approved by Health C...
by Trashy's World on Mar 14, 2015

A New Case Of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) In A Patient Using Gilenya Is Reported By Novartis In Canada

Company Is Investigating This Gilenya - PML Case To See Whether Brain Disease Might Be A Side Effect Of Its MS Drug (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) Gilenya (fingolimod) capsules were approved by the FDA in 2010 and by Health Canada in 201...
by Drug Injury Watch on Feb 23, 2015

Various Drug Safety Issues Continue To Be Associated With Novartis Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Medication Gilenya

ISMP QuarterWatch Report From 2014 States Adverse Events Reports Show That Gilenya Cardiac Risks "were neither rare nor hypothetical" (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) The safety profile for the Novartis drug Gilenya (fingolimod)...
by Drug Injury Watch on Feb 16, 2015

Pancreatic Cancer As A Side Effect Of Diabetes Drugs Bydureon, Byetta, Januvia, And Victoza

Health Canada Currently Conducting Epidemiological Study Of These Incretin-Based Type 2 Diabetes Medications To Assess This Potential Drug Safety Issue (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) From the October 2014 edition of the Canadian Adverse...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jan 19, 2015

NANOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH AND FITNESS PRODUCTS

Nanotechnology Surges Into Health And Fitness Products “The use of nanotechnology in consumer products continues to grow on a rapid and consistent basis,” says PEN Director David Rejeski. “When we launched the inventory in March 2006 it contain...

AndroGel / Axiron / Testim: Heart Attacks, Strokes, And Other Cardiovascular Problems Will Be Subject Of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting In September 2014

Health Canada Orders Label Change For Testosterone Drugs In July 2014: Must Warn About Increased Risks Of Side Effects Including Blood Clots, DVTs, PEs (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) The safety issues concerning the popular testosterone...
by Drug Injury Watch on Jul 18, 2014

Antidepressant-Related Birth Defect: Heart And Lung Disorder PPHN - Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension Of The Newborn

Increased Risk Of PPHN When Women Use SSRIs Medications Like Celexa, Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac, And Zoloft After The 20th Week Of Pregnancy (Posted by Tom Lamb at DrugInjuryWatch.com) A recent medical journal article, "Prenatal exposure to antidepr...
by Drug Injury Watch on Feb 14, 2014

Fight the Drowning Feeling

WRITTEN BY CLINT DUNNET When life gives you a vicious disease at the age of 3 months and the doctors tell you that you won’t make it past the age […]...
by Wodara on Jul 17, 2013


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