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October 04, 2011 11:03 ET

Note to Editors: Health Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) - Health Canada today released the October 2011 issue of the Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter (CARN).

This issue focuses on medical devices. It includes an article on a pre-packaged surgical tray used in various eye surgeries and reports of a suspected contamination with lint, fibres or other particles.

It also presents a case of a patient whose cheek was burned by a hand-held device during a dental procedure. Finally, this edition includes an editorial marking the newsletter's 20th anniversary, and contains the quarterly summary of communications to health professionals and the public.

The October 2011 edition of CARN can be viewed on the Health Canada Web site at:

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