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Health Canada

January 02, 2008 14:23 ET

Health Canada: Note to Editors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 2, 2008) - Health Canada today released the January 2008 issue of the Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter (CARN).

This issue offers an article on a suspected association between intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) and stroke/blood clots; an update regarding the Evra contraceptive patch, and a case of heart attack and adverse reactions involving blood clots; and a case presentation regarding NuvaRing, a hormonal vaginal ring used for contraception, and its suspected association with blood clots in the aorta.

It also contains an announcement about a name change of the Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Program (CADRMP) to Canada Vigilance and a quarterly summary of advisories/warnings issued by Health Canada and Industry.

The January edition of CARN can be viewed on the Health Canada Web site at:
www.healthcanada.gc.ca/carn

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