Health Canada received more Johnson & Johnson data on same day as U.S. approval

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5931234.1614535329!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/covid-cda-20210226.jpg Health Canada on Saturday received additional data required to inform its decision on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine — the same day the shot was approved in the United States. “We were waiting on some manufacturing data, and that Read more …

Alberta judge rejects injunction to maintain last-resort opioid treatment program

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4123359.1522099687!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/heroin-study-20160406.jpg An emergency court injunction that would have maintained a last-resort treatment for Albertans suffering from the most severe forms of opioid addiction has been rejected.  The application for an injunction was filed by 11 Albertans struggling with severe substance abuse. If Read more …

Ontario alerts healthcare workers about counterfeit N95 respirators that slipped detection

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5505454.1585922849!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/health-coronavirus-3m.JPG Ontario’s health ministry said Friday a number of N95 respirators were sent to health care providers were in fact counterfeits and that it’s now investigating how the products wound up in the provincial stockpile. A spokesperson for Health Minister Christine Elliott said Read more …

Why AstraZeneca vaccine approval in Canada may open more doors

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5929085.1614346787!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/health-coronavirus-vaccines-stockpiling.JPG Health Canada’s approval of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to prevent COVID-19 in adults follows similar green lights from regulators in the United Kingdom, Europe Union, Mexico and India. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, called ChAdOx1, was approved for use in Canada on Read more …