Tag Archives: Canada

Viewpoints: Cheaper Drug Imports From Canada Would Be Wonderful But Are Just Another Fantasy; U.S. Needs To Wake Up To Concerns About The Ebola Outbreak

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Trump Comes To His Senses On Prescription Drug Imports President Trump would prefer that you think he’s working tirelessly to protect Americans from soaring drug prices. His administration announced this week it wants to create a system that allows people to… Read More »

Health Canada to keep importing Kaleo’s epinephrine shot amid shortages

(Reuters) – The Canadian health regulator said on Friday it will keep importing U.S.-based Kaleo Inc’s epinephrine auto-injectors and expects adequate supply of the devices in the country over the coming months. Health Canada’s announcement comes after Pfizer Inc, that makes Mylan NV’s EpiPen, notified the regulator that a shortage of the 0.3 mg dose… Read More »

In Canada, a little-known drug regulator shows its teeth

TORONTO (Reuters) – A tiny, little-known government agency is ramping up regulation of Canada’s pharmaceutical industry, seeking to rein in prices for patented drugs that are among the highest in the world, according to industry sources and a Reuters analysis of government data. FILE PHOTO: A pharmacist counts pills in a pharmacy in Toronto, Ontario,… Read More »

Canada Dry will still tell Canadians it is ‘Made from Real Ginger’ — just not Americans

Canada Dry Ginger Ale will continue to be marketed in Canada as “Made from Real Ginger” even though the soft drink’s producer has agreed to remove this controversial claim from American packaging in order to settle a series of U.S. class action lawsuits over false advertising. The company is evaluating the Canadian packaging, but it… Read More »

Health Canada moves to restrict alcohol content in single-serve sugary drinks

MONTREAL — Health Canada is moving to restrict sugary high-alcohol drinks like the one reportedly consumed by a Quebec teen who died last winter. The federal agency said the single-serve products are creating a public health risk, especially for youth. It is proposing the beverages no longer contain the equivalent of four servings of alcohol… Read More »