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Use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy and risk of kidney damage in unborn babies, leading to low amniotic fluid

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Health Canada is investigating the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) at 20 weeks or later in pregnancy and the rare, but serious, risk of kidney problems in an unborn baby, in response to a Drug Safety Communication recently released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on this issue.

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Important safety information for certain respirator masks

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Health Canada is committed to ensuring that the medical devices available to Canadians meet the necessary safety and effectiveness standards. The Department has contactedcompanies that may be importing or distributing certain respirators, including KN95 respirators, that may not meet expected performance standards in Canada to request that they stop sale and relabel the products as face masks instead of respirators.