MedEffect Canada resource centre
Together we can improve health product safety
The Resource Centre offers links to other relevant Web resources, which may be useful for those seeking additional information on health product safety. This includes other Health Canada resources, as well as links to other Government of Canada and outside Web sites of interest. Links to Web sites not under the control of the Government of Canada are provided solely for the convenience of users. The Government of Canada is not responsible for the accuracy, currency or the reliability of the content. Please see Important Notices
Health Product Safety Information
- Adverse Reaction Information
A comprehensive listing of all health and consumer product adverse reaction or adverse event reports collected by Health Canada and its agencies.
- Adverse Reaction Reporting Web Buttons
Web buttons that you can add to your website or blog to encourage Canadians to report adverse reactions and to stay informed on new health product safety information.
- Advisories, Warnings and Recalls
All Health Canada issued advisories, warnings, and recalls for a range of health and consumer products.
- Children's Medicine
- Your Child's Prescription: Important Questions to Ask
- Cough and Cold Medicine for Children
- Frequently Asked Questions - New Labelling for Cough and Cold Product Use in Children
- Video: Video clip with Health Canada spokesperson
- Drug Product Database
Search the database to find product and company information on drug products marketed in Canada.
- The Patent Register
The Patent Register is an alphabetical listing of medicines and the associated patents, patent expiry dates and other related information established in accordance with the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance) Regulations.
Consult the Drugs and Health Products menu bar, appearing on the left, for a list of additional topics and information resources available on the Health Canada web site.
General Safety Information
- Canadian Food Inspection Agency
The CFIA delivers 14 inspection programs related to foods, plants and animals in 18 regions across Canada. Our role is to enforce the food safety and nutritional quality standards established by Health Canada and, for animal health and plant protection, to set standards and carry out enforcement and inspection.
- Consumer Product Safety
Health Canada helps protect the Canadian public by researching, assessing and collaborating in the management of the health risks and safety hazards associated with the many consumer products, including pest management products, that Canadians use everyday.
- Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch (HECSB)
Helping Canadians to maintain and improve their health by promoting healthy and safe living, working and recreational environments and by reducing the harm caused by tobacco, alcohol, controlled substances, environmental contaminants, and unsafe consumer and industrial products.
- Occupational Health and Safety
This section contains information on common workplace hazards like electric and magnetic fields. You will find information on Employee Health Assessment and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS). There is also information concerning workplace health and safety.
- Public Health Agency of Canada
The Public Health Agency of Canada has been created to deliver on the Government of Canada's commitment to help protect the health and safety of all Canadians. Its activities focus on preventing chronic diseases, like cancer and heart disease, preventing injuries and responding to public health emergencies and infectious disease outbreaks.
- USA - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- MedWatch, The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program, serves both healthcare professionals and the medical product-using public.
- Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
- European Medicines Agency (EMEA)
European Medicines Agency (EMEA) is a decentralised body of the European Union with headquarters in London. Its main responsibility is the protection and promotion of public and animal health, through the evaluation and supervision of medicines for human and veterinary use.
- The World Health Organization
For a national list of regulatory agencies by geographical location visit the World Health Organization (WHO)
- Regulation and Beyond: Progress on Health Canada's Therapeutic Access Strategy
Health Canada developed the Therapeutics Access Strategy (TAS), with partners and stakeholders, to help Canadians maintain and improve their health, and to respond to these commitments. TAS supports Health Canada's efforts to ensure that human drugs and other therapeutic products are as safe as possible, accessible, of high quality, therapeutically effective, and used properly.
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