January 16, 2019: New Regulations will Help Protect Canadians from Unsafe Medications and Medical DevicesThe Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act, also known as Vanessa's Law, strengthens regulations to report Serious Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) and Medical Device Incidents (MDIs). The Law improves Health Canada's ability to:
• collect post-market safety information on drugs and medical devices;
• take appropriate action when a serious risk to health is identified; and
• promote greater confidence in the oversight of therapeutic products by increasing transparency.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada) in a Joint Venture with Health Standards Organization (HSO) and the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), were awarded a contract to assist Health Canada with outreach, education and feedback regarding the Law. Read more ...