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.
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, will be announcing new federal activities to address the opioid crisis during a closing address at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)’s Issues of Substance Conference.
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.
Health Canada hosted a one-day public education symposium with approximately 90 representatives from federal, provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous groups, and health and other partner organizations that play a role in raising awareness and educating Canadians about the health and safety risks of cannabis use.
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.
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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