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December 28, 2007 12:44 ET

Health Canada/Advisory: Use of Unlicensed Pap-Ion Magnetic Inductor May Pose Health Risk

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 28, 2007) - Health Canada is advising Canadians not to use or accept treatment with the Pap-Ion Magnetic Inductor (PAP-IMI), an unlicensed medical device that may pose health risks. Use of this device may be linked to patient injury and death in the United States and may delay or interfere with effective treatment of an existing health condition.

The PAP-IMI is advertised for sale in Canada and is promoted for use in various alternative health and wellness clinics across the country. This device delivers electromagnetic energy to the body. It is promoted as a way to repair damaged cells and treat cancer, AIDS, skin disorders, joint and muscular pain, skin conditions and various other disorders.

The PAP-IMI is not licensed in Canada. Health Canada does not have any evidence of its effectiveness, safety and quality.

Health Canada has issued a stop sale and recall letter to the manufacturers of this device and has issued an import alert to the Canadian Border Services Agency to detain this device at the border.

To date, there have been no adverse events reported in Canada related to the PAP-IMI.

To report a suspected adverse event related to this device, please contact Health Products and Food Branch Inspectorate:

Address Locator: 2003D
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
Tel: The Inspectorate Hotline 1-800-267-9675

The Medical Devices Problem Report Form ( and Guidelines ( are available on the Health Canada Web site.

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