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National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee Meeting December 5, 2016

The next meeting of the National Drug Scheduling Advisory Committee (NDSAC) is scheduled for Monday, December 5, 2016. The primary purpose of the meeting is to consider the following matter:

• Request for Schedule II status for naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, when indicated for emergency use for opioid overdose outside hospital settings

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Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program-Course and PLAR exam schedules

Please note, this section will be updated periodically as the information becomes available.

 

  Reminder: Courses and PLAR exams available in both English and French

    NOTE: Selkirk College registration deadline for all English and French courses beginning in January 2017 is December 15, 2016

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        Rappel :  Les cours et les examens ERA sont offerts en français et en anglais

  REMARQUE :  La date limite pour l’inscription aux cours (anglais et français) débutant en janvier 2017 au collège Selkirk est le 15 décembre 2016 

Registration deadlines for all institutions are available on the Course and PLAR Schedules page.

Registration for all courses is conducted directly with the educational institution offering the program.

Information Update

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

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

Health Product InfoWatch, November 2016

The November issue of the Health Product InfoWatch published by Health Canada is now available. This monthly publication provides clinically relevant safety information on pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and natural health products. Please consult the index for a complete listing of previous issues.

Health Product InfoWatch

Advisory

Teleflex nasal spray syringe devices recalled; may fail to deliver full dose of medication

Health Canada is advising Canadians that the company Teleflex Medical is recalling certain lots of its “MAD Nasal™ Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device” because they may not deliver a fully atomized (fine) spray of medication. This means patients may not receive the full dose, which could reduce the medication’s effectiveness.

Health Canada Advisory

Advisory

"Phytovie Acore Vrai Calamus" herbal tea recalled after testing found substance that may pose serious health risks

“Phytovie Acore Vrai Calamus” herbal tea, an unauthorized natural health product, is being recalled after Health Canada testing found it to contain excessive levels of beta-asarone. Beta-asarone can be toxic if consumed in high amounts. The product was sold by Gourmet Nutrition F.B. Inc. over the Internet and may also be available at retail stores.

Health Canada Advisory

Foreign Product Alert

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 or heavy metals. 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.

DHZC-2 Tablet, JC Gold, Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee, Love4Long, Natural Eruption, One More Knight 1750, Snake Powder Capsules, Tu Cho Pan Chi Pain

Health Canada Foreign Product Alert

 

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National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program

Students and educational institutions can find more information about NAPRA's newest program.


NDSAC Drug Scheduling Applications

Find information about the NDSAC process and how to prepare scheduling applications.