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Sex enhancement product Forta for Men recalled over undeclared drug

A natural health product sold across the country for the purpose of sexual enhancement is being recalled after traces of an undeclared drug were found during testing. 216 more words

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CUPE: Ban private, paid-for plasma donations in Sask.

REGINA – A union representing more than 13,000 Saskatchewan health care workers says human tissue should not be “turned into a commodity to be bought and sold.” The Canadian Union of Public Employees says private, for-profit blood donor clinics should be banned in Saskatchewan. 449 more words

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Paul Hanley: Weak pesticide assessment process poses risk

“Before a pesticide is allowed to be used or sold in Canada, it must undergo a rigorous scientific assessment process,” Health Canada’s website informs Canadians. “All pesticides registered in Canada undergo this level of scrutiny.” 639 more words

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IKEA LATTJO Drumstick Set Recall [Canada]

Canada/Ottawa: IKEA Canada recalls an estimated 212 LATTJO Drumstick Sets due to choking hazard. HCSC: http://ht.ly/XVcHr

Direct link: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/56638r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports this recall involves some LATTJO Drumsticks, sold as a set of three (3) pairs of drumsticks in a case. 315 more words

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Zika virus: Don't donate blood for 3 weeks after returning home from travels

Canadian Blood Services has introduced a new precautionary measure to stop the spread of Zika virus.

Canadians returning home from outside of the country, continental United States and Europe won’t be permitted to donate blood for three weeks, Canadian Blood Services said, adding the new waiting period starts Friday. 547 more words

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What we know about W-18, a drug ‘100 times more powerful than fentanyl’

Police in Alberta are warning residents about W-18, a powerful opioid 100 times stronger than fentanyl, discovered during a drug bust last summer.

Calgary police said 110 fentanyl pills were seized from a home in Rocky View County in southern Alberta in August. 680 more words

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First medical marijuana dispensary of planned franchise opens in Cole Harbour

The owner of a new medical marijuana dispensary that opened in Cole Harbour, N.S., said Monday his business is worth the risk.

“If they do shut us down, then, you know, we’re willing to come back in the next day and reopen, and we’re here to fight the fight for the medical patient,” said Mal McMeekin, owner of Tasty Budd’s. 265 more words

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