Canadian officials to provide update on COVID, address other health concerns – National

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) will provide an update on COVID-19 and address other health concerns on Friday. Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and other Government of Canada officials will hold a news conference at 9 am ET. The update comes at a time when Canada is struggling with three separate surges in viruses. … Read more

Health Canada reviews RSV vaccine candidate as cases spike across country – National

As doctors worry older adults will be the next wave to become seriously ill by respiratory syncytial virus, Health Canada is reviewing a vaccine to help protect the elderly. Health Canada said it received a submission from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on Oct. 25 for an RSV vaccine for adults 60 years of age and older. In … Read more

84,000 baby bassinets, change tables recalled by Health Canada

Thousands of playards for babies and small children are being voluntarily recalled in Canada. Health Canada says the recall involves approximately 84,000 bassinets with or without change tables for a number of Harmony Play & Go Playards. The agency says playards sold without these accessories are not included in this recall. The playards are being … Read more

Health Canada reveals causes of kids’ Tylenol and drug shortages, says more is on the way — but not how much

OTTAWA — Health Canada officials said Tuesday they can’t reveal how many more doses of children’s pain and fever medication are on the way to help address the ongoing shortage of the drugs. Departmental officials told MPs on the House of Commons health committee that the data is “confidential business information” which belongs to the … Read more