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Health Canada

July 12, 2011 13:00 ET

Health Canada: Note to Editors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2011) - Health Canada today released the July 2011 issue of the Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter (CARN).

This issue includes an article on a suspected association between the long term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), and low magnesium levels and accompanying conditions. PPIs are prescription drugs used to reduce stomach acid.

As well, it contains a case presentation on two reports of Floseal being mistaken for a cancer mass in radiographic images. Floseal is a thick gel that forms clots to seal wounds and stop bleeding during surgery.

Finally, this issue contains the annual adverse reaction and incident reporting statistics for 2010, as well as a quarterly summary of communications to health professionals and the public.

The July 2011 edition of CARN can be viewed on the Health Canada Web site at: www.healthcanada.gc.ca/carn

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