Buying and using drug and health products safely
Information on health product availability, importation, counterfeiting, prescription drug disposal, off-label veterinary drug use, buying drugs on-line and antibiotic resistance.
Get clarification on the policy for the importation of health products to Canada.
Understand safe disposal practices for expired and unused prescription medications. Also discover how pharmaceuticals impact the environment.
Locate guiding principles on identifying, accessing and managing health risks on counterfeit health products.
Know the risks when buying drugs on-line and how to tell if an Internet pharmacy is legally operated.
Get information on drug shortages, how they are addressed and the people involved in the drug supply chain.
Help prevent antibiotic resistance by learning about its causes, impact and which bacteria and illnesses are antibiotic-resistant. Also discover helpful resources.
Find out how to minimize your risk when buying medical devices on-line.
Discover the risks of using veterinary drugs in ways that are not in accordance with the label or package insert. Also find advice and guidance on off-label use.
Accessing cannabis for medical purposes and the process for applying to be a licensed producer.
Learn about medical procedures, including laser eye surgery, cosmetic injections and gastric banding surgery for weight loss. Also find information on ear candling, a home remedy.
Find out about natural health products, human and veterinary drugs, and medical devices, including associated patents and newly patented medicines.
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