Health Canada reminds Canadians not to use unauthorized health products

Starting date:
November 28, 2014
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Drugs
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Important Safety Information
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-42753

The issue:

A vendor in Atlantic Canada (Health Recovery Information) is selling Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), an unauthorized drug product which Health Canada has previously warned may pose serious risks to health if ingested. This product, which is a chemical used mainly as a textile bleaching agent and disinfectant, is being promoted as a cure for cancer, HIV, flu and malaria by the company.

Who is affected:

Canadians who have purchased Miracle Mineral Solution or Master Mineral Solution products on the Internet from the website Health Recovery Information.

What consumers should do:

  • Stop using Miracle Mineral Solution products immediately.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have used or are using Miracle Mineral Solution  products distributed by Health Recovery Information or any other distributor.

Report any adverse events to Health Canada.

What Health Canada is doing:

Health Canada notified Health Recovery Information that the sale of this product is not permitted under the Food and Drugs Act and its regulations. The company has not taken the necessary steps to come into compliance with regulatory requirements.

In order to protect the health and safety of Canadians, Health Canada will consider the use of other enforcement measures to stop the company from selling the product. 

Background:

Miracle Mineral Solution contains sodium chlorite. No drug products containing sodium chlorite have been approved by Health Canada for consumption by humans. Sodium chlorite is authorized in Canada for use as a germicide by veterinarians and as a hard surface disinfectant. Sodium chlorite is commonly used for bleaching textiles, pulp and paper, as well as in the generation of disinfectant for water treatment.

Products Affected:

MMS Package contains two (2) bottles: one labelled to contain 28% Sodium Chlorite and Distilled Water and the other labelled to contain 50% Citric Acid.

For more information

Consumers and health professionals wanting more information about this advisory from Health Canada can contact the Public Enquiries Line at 613-957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.

Media Enquiries:

Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public Enquiries:

(613) 957-2991
1-866 225-0709