Drug and health products

Information on product licences, drug and health product inspections, buying and using products safely, and side effects, recalls and complaints.


Licensing, authorizing and manufacturing drug and health products

Information on drug, medical device or natural health product licence applications, approvals and legal requirements.

Inspecting and monitoring drug and health products

Learn about drug and health product inspections and monitoring products on the market.

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.

Drug and health product side effects, recalls and complaints

Information on submitting a drug and health product complaint, searching the side effect database and viewing recalls and safety alerts. Also report a side effect.

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Drug product database

Get product information on drugs approved in Canada

Antidepressant drugs

It is important to take antidepressant drugs as directed.

The drug and health product register

Find information on drug product use, safety and common and reported side effects.

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