Unauthorized products may pose serious health risks (August 12, 2019 to September 18, 2019)

Health Canada is advising Canadians about unauthorized health products that may pose serious health risks. Thetable belowis updated when Health Canada finds unauthorized health products that are promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, as a workout aid, or as “poppers,” and that are labelled to contain or have been tested and found to contain dangerous ingredients. Links to previous tables with affected products are also available below.

Needle-free dermal filler devices used for cosmetic skin treatments are not authorized in Canada and may pose health risks

OTTAWA – Health Canada is advising Canadians that needle-free dermal filler devices that are promoted for cosmetic skin treatments—such as reducing wrinkles and increasing lip volume—may pose health risks. These small handheld medical devices used to deposit hyaluronic acid or other dermal fillers under the skin are also known as hyaluron pens, hyapens, fog injection devices, SERA pens, and nebulizer injector guns.

Health Canada clarifies position on Platelet Rich Plasma treatments

OTTAWA – In follow up to Health Canada’s communication on unauthorized stem cell therapies on May 15, 2019, Health Canada would like to clarify for patients and practitioners that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments, including Platelet Rich Fibrin treatments, are not the same as cell therapies and, as a result, are not subject to Health Canada’s Policy Position Paper on Autologous Cell Therapy Products.