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Minister of Health announces new projects to address the opioid crisis

| Health Canada | news releases

Today in Calgary at the Issues of Substance Conference, hosted by the Canadian Centre of Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced new federal activities as part of the federal government’s strategy to address the opioid crisis.


New federal initiatives to address the opioid crisis

| Health Canada | backgrounders

The increasing number of opioid-related overdose deaths is a national public health crisis. The impact of the crisis continues to be devastating to individuals, families and communities.


New rules to reduce risk of antimicrobial resistance come into force

| Health Canada | news releases

Antimicrobial-resistant infections are becoming more frequent and increasingly difficult to treat. While antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can occur naturally, the inappropriate use of antimicrobials in health care, animal health, food production, and sanitation increases the emergence and spread of resistance.


Canada affirms its commitment to global health priorities at G7 Health Ministers’ Meeting

| Health Canada | news releases

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and Dr. Theresa Tam, Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, participated in a meeting of G7 Health Ministers in Milan, Italy, on November 5 and 6, 2017. Discussions focused on three key themes: the impact of climate and environmental factors on health, women’s and adolescents’ health, and antimicrobial resistance.


Government of Canada proposes regulatory amendments for magnetic toys

| Health Canada | news releases

Health Canada announced today that it will publish proposed amendments in the Canada Gazette, Part I that set out mandatory new requirements and tests for magnetic toys in the Toys Regulations. The amendments will be published for a 75-day consultation period.


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