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January 29, 2015

Note to Editors - Health Product InfoWatch

Ottawa - Today, Health Canada released the inaugural edition of the Health Product InfoWatch,a new monthly publication that will make health product safety information easier to find and use for health professionals.

The Health Product InfoWatch expands on and replaces the longstanding quarterly Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter (CARN). It continues the 24-year CARN tradition of providing credible information on potential safety issues detected through the review of case reports submitted to Health Canada and other sources of information, but it will be published more frequently and will have an improved format that allows for a broader range of safety information, to meet the changing information needs of healthcare professionals.

The updated format responds to feedback from the health community to provide a more reader-friendly format and easy centralized access to Health Canada's latest health product updates, including a recap of health product advisories and summary safety reviews. This first edition also includes an article on the anticancer drug cisplatin and a possible association with blood clots.

This publication will be of interest to health journalists, medical publications and others. It is available on Health Canada's website. Subscribe now to receive it regularly by e-mail or RSS, or follow @HealthCanada on Twitter.

Health Canada is committed to helping Canadians make informed health and safety decisions for themselves and their families. Under the Regulatory Transparency and Openness Framework, the Department is making more information available and easier to access than ever before.
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January 20, 2015

Notice to the Media
Parliamentary Secretary Colin Carrie will attend a meeting of the Advisory Council on Traditional Chinese Medicine in Toronto.

Media availability will be followed by a group photo opportunity and opening remarks presented by Parliamentary Secretary Carrie.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Media availability: 8:55 a.m.
Photo Opportunity: 9:10 a.m.
Opening remarks: 9:15 a.m.
InterContinental Toronto Centre
Ballroom A (Lower Level)
225 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2X3
Media Inquiries:
Michael Bolkenius
Office of the Honourable Rona Ambrose
Federal Minister of Health

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Health Canada