Muscle-relaxant OrfenAce 100 mg tablets recalled because of nitrosamine impurity

**** Recall via Health Canada Muscle-relaxant OrfenAce 100 mg tablets recalled because of nitrosamine impurity   Issue SteriMax Inc. is recalling OrfenAce 100 mg tablets after testing identified a nitrosamine impurity above what is considered acceptable if the drug were to be taken over a lifetime. OrfenAce (a brand name for orphenadrine citrate) is an […]

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A province-wide moment of silence will be observed at 3 p.m. on April 18 to honour and remember the 22 Nova Scotians who were killed on April 18 and 19, 2020

**** NS Government Release A province-wide moment of silence will be observed at 3 p.m. on April 18 to honour and remember the 22 Nova Scotians who were killed on April 18 and 19, 2020. A confidential, toll-free line is now open to help anyone in need of emotional support as a result of the […]

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New Program to Support Serious Pressure Injuries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Program to Support Serious Pressure Injuries —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is partnering with the federal government to expand a program that helps prevent and manage pressure injuries and complex wounds in continuing care. The provincial wound management program was identified as a priority by the long-term care sector. The expansion will […]

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Emotional Support Line Open for Public

**** INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS Release Emotional Support Line Open for Public ———————————————————– A confidential, toll-free line is now open to help anyone in need of emotional support as they reflect on the April 2020 tragedy that began in Portapique, Colchester Co. People can call the free support line at 1-866-885-6540. It is available 24 hours a day […]

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Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar recalled due to Electric Shock Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar recalled due to Electric Shock Hazard Common name: Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar Product description: This recall involves Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar, 4 foot (1.2 metres). The affected Canadian Tire product number is 052-9632. This recall includes all units manufactured prior to and including October 2020. […]

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Working Group Will Support Race-Based Data Collection Initiative

**** ANTI-RACISM INITIATIVES/AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN AFFAIRS//HEALTH/ WELLNESS Media Release Working Group Will Support Race-Based Data Collection Initiative The Nova Scotia government has established a community-based working group to support the collection of race-based data in the health system. Collecting and interpreting race-based health data will help the government identify and address inequities in health care […]

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QEII Cancer Centre first in country to earn prestigious certification for stereotactic treatment

**** NSHA Media Release QEII Cancer Centre first in country to earn prestigious certification for stereotactic treatment The QEII Cancer Centre’s radiation oncology team recently earned the Novalis Certified designation for the delivery of safe and effective stereotactic body radiation therapy. Known as stereotactic treatment, this accelerated, ultra-precise form of radiation provides the highest standards […]

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Overcrowding at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Friday, April 9, 2021

**** NSHA Media Release Overcrowding at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Friday, April 9, 2021 The QEII Health Sciences Centre has experienced high patient volumes and admissions this week, causing service impacts across the hospital.​ Patient waits in the emergency department have been longer than usual this last week.​ As a result of the sustained pressure, […]

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Epicure Prep Bowls (Set of 4) recalled due to Laceration Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Epicure Prep Bowls (Set of 4) recalled due to Laceration Hazard Common name: Epicure Prep Bowls (Set of 4) Product description: This recall involves Epicure transparent tempered 1-cup glass prep bowls which are stackable with sealable silicone lids. They are sold as a set of 4. The product code 1004242 is printed […]

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