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Health Canada has recently issued a public advisory warning of an opioid medication packaging error.

On Saturday, August 20, the government agency advised that "Pharmascience Inc. is recalling one lot of pms-Hydromorphone, 2 mg tablets, (lot 639268) as the bottles may contain hydromorphone tablets of a different strength (8 mg), meaning they contain higher amounts of hydromorphone."

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If you recently stocked up on food supplies, you might want to take a look at the list that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) keeps updated on food recalls in Canada.

According to the government agency, some of the newest recalls may have microbial contamination in the form of listeria and E.coli while others may have undeclared allergens.

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has issued an update following the WHO's declaration that "the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern."

According to a statement from the government agency on Saturday, July 23, there are currently 681 confirmed cases of monkeypox in Canada across five provinces.

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Health Canada has announced almost $40 million towards "improving health outcomes for people at risk of substance-related harms and overdose" in the country but notes that there's still more to do.

On Wednesday, July 20, the government announced the federal funding which will go towards 73 projects across the country via Health Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP).

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Health Canada has issued a public advisory about buying health products online and they want Canadians to "know the risks."

On Wednesday, July 20, the government released the reminder as part of Operation Pangea XV, which is "an international effort to disrupt the online sale of counterfeit and other illegal health products around the world."

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