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16
Jun, 2011
Health Canada Advisories, Warnings and Recalls – June 15, 2011

Antipsychotic drugs: Labelling updateregarding the risk of abnormal muscle movements and withdrawal symptomsin newborns exposed during pregnancy.  For more information, click here

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16
Jun, 2011
Pharmacy customers facing cash crunch because of NDP mismanagement

Jun 16 2011

Baillie, Jamie

Pharmacy agreement talks have stalled with deadline only two weeks away

SYDNEY, NS – Progressive Conservative leader Jamie Baillie says in two weeks, people going to pharmacies to fill their prescriptions may find their government Pharmacare cards not accepted and full cash payment required. Some pharmacies have begun to inform their customers that effective July 1st, Pharmacare cards may not be accepted at the prescription counter.

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10
Jun, 2011
Tariff Negotiations Break Down

Tariff negotiations between the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) and the Department of Health and Wellness broke down yesterday. PANS has requested an emergency  meeting with Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald to try and resolve this issue. We will continue to keep you posted on this issue as we approach the June 30 deadline.

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10
Jun, 2011
PC Response to Tariff Negotiation Breakdown
"Government should keep its word and treat pharmacists fairly," reads the press release issued by Progressive Conservative Health and Wellness critic Chris d’Entremont.
 
To read the full statement, please click here.
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07
Jun, 2011
Health Canada Advisories, Warnings and Recalls - June 7, 2011

Tanta Pharmaceuticals Inc. Recalls Junior and Children’s Strength Acetaminophen Tablets

For more information, click here

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07
Jun, 2011
Health Canada reviewing safety of drospirenone-containing oral contraceptives (Yasmin and Yaz) and risk of venous thromboembolism

Health Canada is currently reviewing two new studies recently published in the British Medical Journal that suggest the risk of blood clots with drospirenone-containing birth control pills may be two to three times greater than with birth control pills containing another type of progestin (levonorgestrel).

For more information,  click here.

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07
Jun, 2011
Health Canada Advisories, Warnings and Recalls - 2011

An archive of previously issued advisory, warning and recall notices is provided for reference and research purposes on Health Canada's Website. The products listed in these past notices have been subject to removal from the marketplace or appropriate corrective action. These notices are not an indication of the safety status of products produced at a later date.

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31
May, 2011
Respiratory Watch Report

Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Communicable Diseases Respiratory Watch

http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/cdpc/respiratory-watch.asp

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