EMA and Health Canada publish clinical data used to support their authorisations of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

2 March 2021 - Openness and transparency are key to building confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. Today, EMA and Health Canada ...

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Where is AstraZeneca’s vaccine? Health Canada says not yet ready to greenlight

18 February 2021 - Health Canada is not yet ready to make a decision about approving the COVID-19 vaccine from ...

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How COVID-19 vaccines are being approved in Canada

5 December 2020 - Measures have been taken to expedite the approval process. ...

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Promising new therapy for COVID-19 cleared by U.S., still under review by Health Canada

12 November 2020 - Antibody treatment co-developed by Canadian scientists has been approved by US FDA. ...

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Leo Pharma is withdrawing the drug Picato (ingenol mebutate), used to treat skin lesions, due to the potential increased risk of skin cancer

27 October 2020 - At Health Canada's request, Leo Pharma is withdrawing Picato from the Canadian market.  ...

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Fibristal (ulipristal acetate 5 mg tablets) voluntary withdrawal in Canada due to risk of drug-induced liver injury

30 September 2020 - Allergan is working closely with Health Canada to voluntarily withdraw Fibristal (ulipristal acetate 5 mg tablets) ...

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Catalyst takes its fight over a rare disease drug to Canada, suing the country’s regulator

26 August 2020 - In unusual battle between two small companies over the market for a rare disease drug has ...

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Crisis or not, Alberta must not do an end-run around Health Canada

20 April 2020 - On April 12, in response to a perceived delay in Health Canada’s approval of a Canadian-made ...

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Alberta may circumvent Health Canada to gain access to COVID-19 tests and drugs, premier says

13 April 2020 - Dr. Theresa Tam says Health Canada has 'significant concerns' about the quality of some tests. ...

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Canada takes cautious approach to unapproved COVID-19 drugs, as others prescribe wide use

5 April 2020 - 'One perspective is "We’re in a time of desperation and let’s throw anything we can at it." ...

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Canada's decision to make public more clinical trial data puts pressure on FDA

11 October 2019 - Last March, Canada's department of health changed the way it handles the huge amount of data ...

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‘Nobody can afford this’: family left helpless after Health Canada approves official version of prescription eye drops

28 August 2019 - From the time she was diagnosed with an ultra-rare metabolic disorder as a toddler, Olivia Little ...

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Platelet rich plasma treatment is not classified as a drug, Health Canada says

27 July 2019 - Agency clarifies its position on controversial treatment made popular by superstar athletes. ...

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National regulator denied offer to give Canadian physicians training on abortion pill

16 July 2019 - The group representing Canada’s family doctors turned down an offer from a national abortion group to ...

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Sask. Cancer Agency started chemotherapy drug trial without required Health Canada approval

11 June 2019 - Agency says it 'proactively' paused trial 5 months after it started. ...

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