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Health Canada- Vanessa's Law

30 August 2019

Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law)

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What is the Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law)?

The  Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act (Vanessa's Law) amends the Food and Drugs Act. It includes new rules that strengthen the regulation of therapeutic products and improve the reporting of adverse reactions by healthcare institutions. As well, these measures are intended to improve Health Canada’s ability to collect post-market safety information and take appropriate action when a serious health risk is identified.

The law is named after Vanessa Young, daughter of the Member of Parliament from Oakville.

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