Health Canada is advising Canadians about unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks. Thetable belowis updated when Health Canada finds unauthorized health products that are promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, as a workout aid, or as “poppers,” and that are labelled to contain or have been tested and found to contain dangerous ingredients. Links to previous tables with affected products are also available below.
Health Canada is informing Canadians that a counterfeit version of the authorized Daily Shield hand sanitizer has been found for sale at a Dollarama store in Thunder Bay. The counterfeit version is labelled with NPN 80098979, Lot 6942; Expiry May 2023 and is sold in a 250 mL format.
OTTAWA – Health Canada is reminding parents and caregivers not to use products containing benzocaine in children under two years of age. Benzocaine products may cause a serious blood condition called methemoglobinemia (MetHb), which reduces the ability of red blood cells to deliver oxygen throughout the body.
An unauthorized biologic eye drop, Regener-Eyes Ophthalmic Solution, recalled after Edmonton clinic found to be importing and selling it
OTTAWA – Health Canada is recalling an unauthorized biologic eye drop, Regener-Eyes Ophthalmic Solution. The Calgary Trail Vision Centre in Edmonton, Alberta was importing and selling the product. Importing or selling an unauthorized health product is illegal in Canada.
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