Buying and using drug and health products safely
Health product availability, importation, counterfeiting, prescription drug disposal, off-label veterinary drug use, buying drugs online and antibiotic resistance.
Services and information
The policy for importing health products to Canada.
Disposal practices for expired and unused prescription medications, and their impact on the environment.
Identifying, accessing and managing health risks on counterfeit health products.
Risks of buying drugs online and how to tell if an Internet pharmacy is legally operated.
Information on drug shortages, how they are addressed and the people involved in the drug supply chain.
Causes, impact, and which bacteria and illnesses are resistant to antibiotics.
How to minimize your risk when buying medical devices online.
Non-prescription drug labels that make information about your medicine easier to read, understand and locate on the package
Accessing cannabis for medical purposes and how to apply to be a licensed producer.
Laser eye surgery, cosmetic injections, gastric banding surgery for weight loss and ear candling.
Find out about natural health products, human and veterinary drugs, medical devices and newly patented medicines. Also access drug and health product databases.
Drug Facts table for non-prescription drugs
The use or intended use of an approved drug in a manner not in accordance with the label or package insert.
Buying unauthorized sexual enhancement products online, in stores, or out of country could pose a serious risk to your health.
It may seem convenient and cheap, but buying medicines online could lead to serious health risks.
These products contain hidden ingredients that are unapproved drugs which have not been reviewed by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness, and quality.
Kratom can cause similar effects to both narcotics and stimulants and has similar risks of abuse and addiction.
Report a problem or mistake on this page
Thank you for your help!
You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.
- Date modified: