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Advisory
May 19, 2017

Unauthorized “High By Nature” kratom products recalled by Garnoff Botanicals as they may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that Garnoff Botanicals is voluntarily recalling unauthorized “High By Nature” kratom products because they may pose serious health risks when swallowed or inhaled. The products were being promoted online at www.garnoffbotanicals.com and sold at various retail locations, including smoke shops, across Canada.

Health Canada Advisory

Health Product Risk Communication
May 18, 2017

Sodium Chloride Injection 0.9%, USP - Recall of Three Lots due to the Potential for Leakage of the Parenteral/intravenous Solution Bag - Fresenius Medical Care Canada

Fresenius Medical Care Canada is recalling three (3) lots of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection USP, 1000 mL due to the potential for leakage of the interior solution bag. Leakage of a parenteral/intravenous solution bag for injection may result in a breach of sterility, microbial contamination, or air embolism from air introduced to the IV system.

Health Canada Health Product Risk Communication

Health Product Risk Communication
May 18, 2017

MIFEGYMISO (mifepristone and misoprostol tablets) - Canadian Distribution and Administration Program - Celopharma Inc.

Celopharma, in collaboration with Health Canada, is issuing this communication to healthcare professionals to clarify the different requirements and steps to follow in order to prescribe, order, stock, and/or dispense MIFEGYMISO, as outlined in the Distribution and Administration Program that is associated with MIFEGYMISO’s approval in Canada.

Health Canada Health Product Risk Communication

Advisory
May 16, 2017

Unauthorized sexual enhancement products seized from Yonge and John Medical Pharmacy in Thornhill, ON

Health Canada is advising Canadians that the unauthorized health products “Black Mamba 2 Premium” and “ExtenZe” are labelled to contain drugs that may pose serious health risks (DHEA, pregnenolone, and yohimbe/yohimbine). Health Canada seized the products, which are promoted for sexual enhancement, from Yonge and John Medical Pharmacy.

Health Canada Advisory

Foreign Product Alert
May 12, 2017

Health Canada is advising Canadians not to use these foreign health products as they may pose a health risk. These products have been found by regulators in other countries to contain undeclared drug ingredients. Prescription drugs should only be taken under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner.

These products are not authorized for sale in Canada and have not been found on the Canadian market, but they may have been brought into the country by travellers or purchased over the Internet.

Africa Black Ant, Anyang Herbal Blue, Anyang Herbal Red, Arouse-Plus, Australia Kangaroo Essence, Bazook Bullet, Change Me Herbal Slimming, Placebo Tablets, Ultimate & Herbal Slim Weight Loss capsules

 

Advisory
May 10, 2017

Unauthorized sexual enhancement products sold at Rixxx Adult Store in Ottawa may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has identified two unauthorized health products, “Super Panther 7K” and “Triple Green,” sold at Rixxx Adult Store at 2839 Saint Joseph Boulevard in Ottawa, ON. The products are promoted for sexual enhancement and are labelled to contain yohimbe, an ingredient that may pose serious health risks.

Health Canada Advisory

Health Product Risk Communication
May 05, 2017

ARANESP (darbepoetin alfa) - Risk of Severe Skin Reactions: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis - Amgen Canada Inc.

Severe and life-threatening skin reactions including Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis have been reported in patients treated with ARANESP (darbepoetin alfa).

Health Canada Health Product Risk Communication

Advisory
May 03, 2017

Unauthorized pre-workout supplement “Dust Extreme” seized from Minotaure Nutrition in Quebec

Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has seized the unauthorized health product “Dust Extreme” by Blackstone Labs, from Minotaure Nutrition, in Terrebonne, QC. “Dust Extreme” is promoted as a pre-workout supplement and is labelled to contain the unauthorized drug 1,3 Dimethylamylamine (DMAA), which may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians.

Health Canada Advisory