Health Canada


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Health Can·a·da

(helth kan'ă-dă)
Canadian federal ministry that develops national health policy, enforces national health regulations, and promotes disease prevention.

Health Canada

The Canadian federal agency that oversees and regulates the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the pricing and safety of patent medicines marketed in Canada, the safety of Canadian health and food products, the health care provided to First Nations and Inuit peoples, and the Canadian Public Health Agency.
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As part of the Healthy Eating Strategy, Health Canada is committed to reducing sodium in processed foods.
This may mislead consumers into believing that these products are all equally effective and following the same rules to be sold on the market, said Health Canada.
Health Canada mandates all licensed producers to maintain a website where approved patients can order the desired strains for delivery.
Health Canada has received requests from stakeholders for an exemption for imported products from the labeling requirements of the HPR until they are relabeled prior to subsequent sale or use in Canada.
We submitted a petition to Health Canada in May of 2004 and received notice this week that the approval for Canadian processors to use Cecure to control food-borne pathogens on their poultry products has been granted.
The 2004-2005 YSS was a project funded by Health Canada, conducted by the University of Waterloo and a consortium of tobacco control researchers.
Health Canada has decided to give five men dying of AIDS-including an Anglican priest-access to new drugs unavailable in Canada that could pro-long their lives.
2003; Novartis Animal Health Canada (livestock), 2004; UFA (projects), 2003; Wil-Rich (projects), 2003; AgriGold, 2004; Agrium (projects), 2003; American Crystal Sugar, 1999; Bayer Animal Health Canada, 2000; Bayer CropScience Canada, 1985; Bayer CropScience U.
Health Canada has issued a warning to consumers following a 15 December 2004 JAMA report that 1 in 5 Ayurvedic medicinal products made in South Asia and sold in the Boston area contained potentially harmful levels of lead, mercury, or arsenic.
Health Canada, their drug regulatory agency, took this action because 12 American children who took Adderall XR died between 1999 and 2003.
The committee recommends that Health Canada ensure transparency for clinical trials for pharmaceuticals, improve post-market surveillance of drugs and enforce an existing ban on direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs.
All 10 provincial and 3 territorial health authorities in Canada are required by law to report diagnoses of malaria and other selected diseases to federal authorities at Health Canada (2).

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