Drugs and medical devices are an important part of Canada’s health care system, helping Canadians treat and prevent a variety of conditions. However, all drugs and devices involve risks, including the potential for serious side effects leading to emergency room visits and hospital admissions. Serious adverse drug reactions and medical device incidents are significantly under-reported, both in Canada and internationally.
The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, today announced new regulations that will require hospitals to report serious adverse drug reactions and medical device incidents to Health Canada. The regulations will come into force in late 2019.
Full article at: Health Canada