This letter has been sent to Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health and regulatory colleges to encourage action at all levels to better provide people who use drugs with a full spectrum of options for receiving care from practitioners.
Health Canada has answered questions about access to controlled substances at the federal, provincial and territorial government levels. The answers may help health care providers better understand care options during the COVID-19 pandemic for patients who use drugs.
Between 2018 and 2020, Health Canada has issued a number of exemptions to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Some of the exemptions have been issued to maintain Canadians' access to controlled substances during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This notice outlines the safety and effectiveness requirements for closed system devices that decontaminate medical devices using ultraviolet (UV) radiation. The notice is for manufacturers using an interim order (IO) authorization or medical device licence application.