Larotrectinib for TRK Gene Fusion-positive Cancer: Patient & Caregiver Survey Now Available

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, in participation with six fellow Canadian patient groups have developed a new patient & caregiver survey. The purpose of the survey is to provide the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) with insights and perspectives from patients and caregivers who are managing TRK gene fusion–positive cancers. This is in order to complete a patient evidence submission for a new targeted medication

Glyphosate Objectors’ Concerns Heightened by Health Canada Response

Glyphosate Objectors’ Concerns Are Heightened Following Replies from Health Canada (being released January 14, 2019 online)   Responses Dismiss Key Science and Lack Transparency Canadians at Risk, With no Independent Review of Roundup Herbicide For Immediate Release Ottawa, January 14, 2018 – Today, Health Canada is releasing online, responses to eight objections to re-registration of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup herbicide). Government responses leave

HHS discloses issue with a specific type of radiation therapy at the Juravinski Cancer Centre

In late November 2018, Hamilton Health Sciences discovered an issue with the equipment used to deliver brachytherapy (BT) to patients with cervical cancer. The only patients who may have been affected by this issue are those who received this specific kind of therapy – BT – for cervical cancer in 2017 and 2018. Physicians, nurses and other members of our team have met with the

Health Canada Announces Release of Drug and Medical Device Databases

December 27, 2018 Health Canada is pleased to announce the release of the document Drug and Medical Device Databases. This document provides a comprehensive list of Health Canada’s drug and medical device databases and includes an overview of the information available in each database. The guidelines are designed to facilitate access to these databases and to inform stakeholders on what information is available.   Questions or

Public Consultation: Strict regulation of edible cannabis, extracts and topicals

This consultation opened on December 20, 2018. It will close on February 20, 2019. Health Canada is seeking feedback on draft regulations to minimize the public health and public safety risks posed by: edible cannabis cannabis extracts cannabis topicals These cannabis products will be permitted for legal sale under the Cannabis Act no later than October 17, 2019. The proposed regulations and Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (RIAS) are published

Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) introduces new Ethics and Integrity Education online tool

From Innovative Medicines Canada: “Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) is pleased to introduce a dynamic new Ethics and Integrity Education online tool to help its stakeholders understand the Code of Ethical Practices that guides the innovative pharmaceutical industry. With short videos, interactive features, and Q&A segments, we hope this new tool will allow you to discover IMC’s Code of Ethical Practices and its importance in your day-to-day interactions.