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.

Nutrabolics Inc. voluntarily recalls unauthorized “Blackout” sleep-aid, which may pose serious health risks

OTTAWA -At Health Canada’s request, Nutrabolics Inc. is voluntarily recalling “Blackout,” a sleep-aid product, because it is labelled to contain a drug (L-tryptophan) at a prescription-strength dose, and may pose serious health risks. Blackout has not been authorized by Health Canada, which means it has not been evaluated for safety, effectiveness or quality.