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Information Update
December 05, 2016

Direct-acting antivirals, used for hepatitis C, may reactivate hepatitis B

A recent Health Canada safety review found that patients infected with both hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses who are being treated for hepatitis C with direct-acting antivirals may experience a reactivation of their hepatitis B. Hepatitis B reactivation is the return of an active hepatitis B infection, which can lead to serious complications such as liver failure.

Health Canada Information Update

Foreign Product Alert
December 01, 2016

Health Canada is advising Canadians not to use these foreign health products as they may pose a health risk:

Bee Sexy Slimming capsules, Biolo World Slimming capsules, ele Slim Shot, LifeSparks 100% Natural Pain Relief Supplement, Longred Oyster-x, Stiff Bull Herbal Coffee, Wolfish Shark Viagra tablets

These products have been found by regulators in other countries to contain undeclared drug ingredients that are not declared on the product label. Prescription drugs should only be taken under the supervision of a health care 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.

Health Canada Foreign Product Alert