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Backgrounder: Youth Vaping Prevention Public Education

| Health Canada | backgrounders

The Government of Canada is concerned with the rapid increase in vaping among Canadian youth. To this end, Health Canada has invested more than $9 million over 3 years (2017-2020) to develop and implement a national public education campaign—Consider the Consequences of Vaping. Of this amount, since April 2019, we have invested more than $6.9 million to ramp up the campaign to dissuade youth from vaping.

International collaboration among Canadian, U.S. and Australian regulators leads to new options for the treatment of cancer

| Health Canada | news releases

Canadians want access to the latest treatments for themselves, their families and their friends— especially for cancers, rare diseases and conditions with limited treatment options. Between July and November 2019, Health Canada authorized 20 new drugs and medical devices to treat a range of health issues. Health Canada works every day to give Canadians timely, safe and secure access to drugs and medical devices.

Radon Action Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month – November 2019

| Health Canada | statements

The air we breathe has an impact on our health every day. In November, the Government of Canada observes Lung Cancer Awareness Month and National Radon Action Month to remind Canadians that both lifestyle choices and environmental factors can affect the health of our lungs.

Government of Canada Announces Changes to Lower Drug Prices and Lay the Foundation for National Pharmacare

| Health Canada | news releases

Today, the Government of Canada announced the final amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations. The most significant reforms to the regulations since their introduction in 1987, these amendments will give the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) the tools to protect Canadians from excessive prices and make patented medicines more affordable.

Bringing more treatment options to children and youth in Canada

| Health Canada | news releases

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, toured Sudbury’s KICX for Kids Club House treatment facility at Health Sciences North Hospital and provided pediatricians, parents and children’s health advocates with an update on Health Canada’s activities to support better access to pediatric treatments.

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