Conservative Indiana Adopted Needle Exchanges But Still Faces Local Resistance

Indiana was ground zero for shifting ideas about needle exchanges after a small town had an HIV outbreak in 2015 brought on by needle-sharing. But even as other parts of the country start to embrace needle exchanges amid the ongoing opioid epidemic, the sites remain controversial in Indiana. Only nine of the state’s 92 counties have them, after a series of closures and reopenings.

Health Canada suspends licence for Performance Plus capsules: Product may pose serious health risks

Health Canada is advising Canadians that it has suspended the product licence for Performance Plus capsules because it may pose serious health risks, such as heart attack and stroke. Performance Plus is distributed by TW Trade and promoted as a natural health product for sexual enhancement. Health Canada laboratory testing found that it contains a prescription drug (sildenafil) that is not listed on the product label.

Health Canada warns of the recall of several USB wall chargers due to shock, burn or fire hazards

Health Canada recently tested a number of USB wall chargers intended for use with cell phones, tablets and other devices as part of a planned national compliance and enforcement project. The following certified and uncertified products were found to pose an unacceptable risk of electric shock, burn or fire, and are being recalled by industry. This table will be updated if and when new products are recalled.