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This section has been designed to provide general information about drugs and medical devices that have been recalled from the Canadian market by manufacturers, importers, distributors among others. The information contained herein is a compilation from different sources and, as such, Health Canada's Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate makes no representations and disclaims all express and implied warranties and conditions of any kind, including, representations, warranties or conditions regarding accuracy, timeliness and completeness.
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Health Canada is committed to posting recall information with respect to drugs and medical devices on the Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate's website as a service to the public, the medical community and other stakeholders.
Inquiries regarding the details of a particular recall should be directed to the manufacturer or local supplier.
The Health Products and Food Branch (HPFB) posts on the Health Canada Web site safety alerts, public health advisories, press releases and other notices as a service to health professionals, consumers, and other interested parties.
These advisories may be prepared with Directorates in the HPFB which includes pre-market and post-market areas as well as market authorization holders and other stakeholders.
Although the HPFB grants market authorizations or licenses for therapeutic products, we do not endorse either the product or the company. Any questions regarding product information should be discussed with your health professional.
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The Health Canada website does not automatically gather the following personal information from you: your name, phone number or email address. We would only obtain this type of information if you provide it by email, in an online form or in a secure portion of the site. In these circumstances you will be:
Under the federal Privacy Act, Health Canada protects all personal information created, held or collected.
Health Canada employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our website, the date and time of the visit, the pages visited and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, if applicable. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
Information on individual visitors is used by Health Canada employees who need to know the information in order to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this system. We only share the information you give us with another government department if your inquiry relates to that department.
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Health Canada uses Google Analytics which is a Web analytics service provided by Google Inc. to help measure traffic patterns to, from, and within its public website. Google Analytics uses "session" and "persistent" cookies to collect standard Internet log information and to track visitor behaviour information anonymously. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your truncated IP address to ensure your anonymity) will be transmitted to Google. No personally identifying information is recorded or provided to Google. Health Canada uses this anonymous aggregate data and statistical information to evaluate visitors' use of the website. This information, that helps us make our website more useful to visitors, is only available to Web managers and designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.
For further information on how we use Google Analytics, visit tracking web page visits to improve your online experience.
To effectively operate its websites, Health Canada occasionally uses external service providers. Such service providers are bound by contract with Health Canada to treat any personal information they may receive in a manner that is consistent with the Privacy Act.
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about how external service providers handle personal information, you may wish to contact Health Canada's Access to Information and Privacy Directorate.
If you are not satisfied with our response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by telephone at 1-800-282-1376.
For a description of the records held by the Health Canada, as part of the Depository Services Program, the please visit the Sources of Federal Government Information on Infosource.
For access to the standard personal information held by Health Canada and other government institutions, please visit the Index of Standard Personal Information Banks page on Infosource.
Visit the Federal Privacy Commissioner's website for a summary of your rights under the Privacy Act.
Visit the Office of the Information Commissioner's website for information on your rights under the Access to Information Act.