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Health Product Risk Communication
February 21, 2017

Stöckert 3T heater-cooler devices (3T HCDs) and risk of Mycobacterium chimaerainfections - LivaNova (formerly Sorin)  

As a follow-up to a October 21, 2016 Health Product Risk Communication, evidence reviewed by Health Canada suggests that 3T HCDs manufactured by LivaNova prior to September 2014 are at an increased risk of contamination with Mycobacterium chimaera, a type of nontuberculous mycobacterium. These medical devices should be removed from service.

Health Canada Health Product Risk Communication

Information Update
February 14, 2017

Over-the-counter topical pain relievers containing menthol

Health Canada is advising Canadians that a safety review has found a risk of serious skin burns with the use of certain over-the-counter (OTC) topical pain relievers containing menthol. From the available data, it was not possible to determine whether the risk of serious skin burns is linked to any specific brand, formulation or menthol concentration, or any ingredient other than menthol.

Health Canada Information Update

Advisory
February 13, 2017

Unauthorized supplements seized from Atomik Nutrition in Châteauguay may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has seized unauthorized health products promoted as workout, weight loss and dietary supplements from Atomik Nutrition at 102-90 Boul. Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Châteauguay, QC. The products are labelled to contain various drugs, including prescription and controlled drugs, which may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians.

Health Canada Advisory

Health Product Risk Communication
February 08, 2017

Erwinase for Injection - Special Handling Instructions - Jazz Pharmaceuticals

To avoid potential product shortage of ERWINASE, Health Canada has facilitated the temporary importation of UK-labelled product from Batch CAMR-180G for use with a 5 micron filter.  Small amounts of particulate matter have been observed bound to the stopper and/or present on the lyophilized cake of some vials of ERWINASE from BATCH 180G.

Health Canada Health Product Risk Communication

NAPRA Notes
February 03, 2017

The most recent edition of NAPRA Notes is now available.

NAPRA Notes - Winter 2017