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News Releases

This section contains both current and archived news releases with associated backgrounders and other factsheets that Health Canada has released regarding timely health issues of interest to Canadians and the media.

News releases are divided into two sections. Current News Releases lists news releases from the current year, and Past News Releases lists news releases from the two previous years. To obtain a news release that is more than two years old, contact

Our Media News Service is an effective way for journalists to keep up-to-date on breaking Health Canada news.

Health Canada now provides  RSS feeds of its News Releases.

Media Contacts

If you are a journalist and you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact our media relations team.

All questions from the general public should be directed to our Inquiries for general information or problems with Web site centre.

For information related to the new Public Health Agency of Canada, consult the Media Room available on their Web site.