Safety Alerts - 2016

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Health Canada updates Canadians on homeopathic teething products

October 20, 2016

Health Canada follows up with Canadians concerning the recent warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding possible safety issues involving homeopathic teething products in the United States.

Recommended Vaccines for Patients 50 Years of Age and Older

May 1, 2016

In general, adult Canadians are underimmunized for routine vaccine-preventable diseases. Primary responsibility for adult immunization falls to family doctors and other primary care providers. To streamline current recommendations for average Canadians, the following table is provided as a tool for everyday use.

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare recalling 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children

May 1, 2016

Health Canada is informing Canadians that Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has initiated a voluntary recall of 124 lots of Advil liquid products for infants and children because of a potential risk of inconsistences in dosing of the product.

Ebola Resources from the ADA and CDC

May 1, 2016

The ADA Division of Science advises dental professionals not to treat dental patients if they have signs and symptoms of Ebola infection because most oral health providers do not have the appropriate equipment, experience and skills to treat safely an Ebola infected patient. Learn more: The CDC has produced an Ebola checklist for healthcare providers.