• November 2016

     

    Dear Pharmacist, Doctor,

    There continues to be a shortage of aqueous activated charcoal used for the decontamination of the poisoned patient in select circumstances.

    Health Canada approves aqueous Activated Charcoal for use as an adsorbent. Each separate aqueous product must have a DIN number. Health Canada also approves the raw active ingredient (chemicals) in these products.  These chemicals are identified by registry numbers (i.e. CAS numbers). The CAS number for USP grade activated charcoal is 7440-44-0.

  • Addressing drug- and alcohol-related harms at music festivals
    Lutter contre les méfaits liés à la drogue et à l’alcool lors de festivals de musique

  • National Poison Prevention Week - March 15-21, 2015
    Government of Canada News Release

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