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Health Canada approves Pfizer’s RSV vaccine for older adults, pregnant women

Toronto/IBNS: Health Canada has approved another respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine for adults over the age of 60 and pregnant women last week by Health Canada.

Canada to recommend a combination of AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, or Moderna shots interchangeably

Ottawa/IBNS: Canada is changing its guidelines and will advise Canadians to combine either the AstraZeneca-Oxford, Pfizer-BioNTech, or Moderna shots interchangeably in certain situations.

Ontario to stop administering first doses of AstraZeneca vaccine over increased concerns of rare blood clots

Ottawa/IBNS:  Ontario's decision to stop administering the AstraZeneca vaccine as the first dose was announced on May 11 during a news conference by Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Williams, who added that the future supply would instead be reserved for optional second shots. 

Efficacy rates of vaccines should not be the criteria for Canadians to delay vaccination: Experts

Ottawa/IBNS: Canadians have been advised to get vaccinated with whichever COVID-19 vaccine being offered irrespective of the efficacy rates to prevent the lengthening of time it takes to get the pandemic under control, said Dr. Peter Liu, scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table on Tuesday.

Health Canada approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, to receive 500,000 doses by March-end

Ottawa/IBNS: Health Canada has approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca on Friday morning after reviewing two-dose vaccines for safety and efficacy since October, Health Canada reported.

Pot-laced edibles that resemble children's candy are leading to surge in poisonings in Canada: Report

Canada/IBNS: Hundreds of websites selling illicit edibles with packages designed to resemble all types of candy and chocolate bars were found by Go Public, an investigative news segment on CBC-TV, radio, and the web after concerns were raised in Canada about a spike in poisonings.

Health Canada approves Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for people above 18 years

Canada/IBNS: Health Canada authorized on Wednesday the second COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Moderna for use in the country for people 18 years of age or older, marking a critical step in ensuring the availability of additional vaccines to all Canadians.

Health Canada, FDA closely watching for any adverse reactions of Pfizer vaccine

Canada/IBNS: Health Canada and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are being cautious for any unexpected side effects of COVID-19 vaccines after a health worker in Alaska (US), with no history of allergies, had a severe anaphylactic reaction to the vaccine, and after Britain reported two similar cases last week, media reports said.  

Health Canada approves use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Canada/IBNS: Health Canada has announced its approval of the use of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine in Canada for people over the age of 16 after a two-month review of the company's clinical trial data was completed by the scientists.

Heath Canada willing to consider approval of home COVID-19 tests to screen for virus

Ottawa/IBNS: The news of the consideration of approval of home COVID-19 tests to screen for the virus by Health Canada was welcomed by public health experts and doctors who were in favour of frequent and inexpensive testing, media reports said. 

Health Canada unveils regulations for legalised recreational marijuana

Ottawa, Jun 28 (IBNS): Health Canada has unveiled regulations for the recreational marijuana, which is set to be legalised nationwide on Oct 17, media reports said.

Health Canada to consult public on sale of high-alcohol mixed drinks

Ottawa, Mar 20 (IBNS): Health Canada has proposed to consult public to reduce the percentage of alcohol in the drinks or the format they are sold in, media reports said.

CMA wants Health Canada, not industry, to design marijuana labelling

Ottawa, Feb 8 (IBNS): Designing marijuana packaging and product labelling --  an important way to educate consumers, especially young people about the risks of using marijuana --  should be left to federal officials and public health experts, not cannabis producers and distributors, said The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) recently.

Health Canada decides to put a ban on non-prescription sales of codeine

Ottawa, Sep 12 (IBNS): Health Canada has decided to ban all non-prescription sales of an opioid codeine, media reports said.

Baby Nests, Baby Pods may cause suffocation, says Health Canada

Ottawa, Aug 26 (IBNS): Health Canada has issued a warning about the risk of suffocation due to baby nets, baby pods, soft, padded sides, media reports said.