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Health Product Risk Communication
April 12, 2017

Erwinase for Injection - Replacement with UK Labelled Stock - Jazz Pharmaceuticals

To help manage the impact of the ongoing shortage of ERWINASE, some previously unreleased ERWINASE vials from Batch CAMR-180 are now being made available. The newly released vials carry a new Batch number CAMR-180aG117. These vials should be used with a 5-micron filter due to the presence of particulate matter.

Health Canada Health Product Risk Communication

Health Product Risk Communication
April 10, 2017

Hospital Beds - Risk of Patient Entrapment

Incidents of patient entrapment in hospital beds, some of them leading to serious injuries or death, continue to be reported to Health Canada. Healthcare professionals are encouraged to perform a patient assessment to determine if the use of bed rails is appropriate for each individual patient and closely monitor patients for whom bed rails are used.

Health Canada - Health Product Risk Communication

Advisory
April 03, 2017

Pfizer Canada recalls two lots of EpiPen / EpiPen Jr auto-injectors (0.3 mg and 0.15 mg epinephrine) due to possible device failure

Pfizer Canada, in consultation with Health Canada, is voluntarily recalling one lot of EpiPen auto-injector and one lot of EpiPen Jr. auto-injector. The recalled devices may contain a defective part that may result in the auto-injector failing to activate or requiring increased force to activate.

Health Canada Advisory

Advisory
April 03, 2017

Unauthorized "Botulax" injection and medical sutures seized from SPMU-MTS Studio in Richmond, BC

Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has seized the unauthorized injectable health product “Botulax” and unauthorized medical sutures “The Lift II” from SPMU-MTS Studio, at 8788 McKim Way, Unit 1200, in Richmond, BC. Both products may pose serious risks to the health of Canadians.

Health Canada Advisory