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Drugs and Health Products

Advisories, Warnings and Recalls

If you are currently suffering from an adverse reaction to drugs or health products, contact your health professional or local health authorities.

Safety Reviews

As an ongoing commitment to openness and transparency, Health Canada is publishing summaries of its safety reviews. These summaries will complement other safety related information to help Canadians make informed decisions about medication choices. This will provide Canadians a more complete understanding of the safety review, specifically what was assessed, what was found and what action was taken. 

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Recalls and Safety Alerts

The Recalls and Safety Alerts Database provides easy access to a comprehensive list of recalls, advisories, and safety alerts. This database includes recalls from Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Transport Canada.

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Recalls are initiated by importers and manufacturers after recognizing that there may be a safety concern related to a specific health product. Health Canada works with the health product industry to ensure hazardous products are removed from the marketplace in an effective and efficient manner.

Although Health Canada grants market authorizations or licenses for therapeutic products, Health Canada does not endorse either the product or the company. If you have any questions regarding product information, you should discuss them with your health professional.