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Some antibiotic products containing amoxicillin in short supply, Health Canada says – National
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Some antibiotic products containing amoxicillin in short supply, Health Canada says – National

Some products containing a commonly used antibiotic are in short supply, according to Health Canada. The regulator told Global News on Friday that four companies — Sanis Health Inc., Apotex Inc., GlaxoSmithKline Inc. and Teva Canada Limited — are reporting shortages of drug products containing amoxicillin. There are still eight other companies that market amoxicillin products in Canada that are not reporting shortages at this time though, according to the agency’s Drug Product Database.Health Canada said in its statement that it will follow up with the companies reporting shortages to “assess any potential impacts on the supply of amoxicillin in Canada,” and promises to take action if it becomes aware of supply issues in the country. Trending Now “Ensuring that peopl...
Alberta awaiting further ‘guidance’ on Health Canada-approved COVID-19 treatment
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Alberta awaiting further ‘guidance’ on Health Canada-approved COVID-19 treatment

Health Canada approved on Oct. 19 AstraZeneca’s antibody combination Evusheld injection — which was already approved as a COVID-19 prevention tool — as a treatment for the virus. A spokesperson for Alberta Health Services told Global News on Tuesday that the province is “awaiting the treatment guidance from Canada’s Drug and Health Technology Agency, which is expected to be available before the end of the month, prior to making any decisions on the treatment use of COVID-19 with Evusheld.”AHS spokesperson Kerry Williamson said Evusheld is currently available in Alberta for the prevention of COVID-19. In terms of treatment options, he said Albertans currently have access to Paxlovid and remdesivir, “which are used for the same indication that Evusheld has just been approved for.”To...