Laser hair removal: No training required?
- Laser hair removal a risky business in need of regulation, experts say. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/18/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 8, p755
The article discusses how laser hair removal is done by unlicensed operators in Canada. The organization Health Canada does ensure licensing of machines used in the procedure but does not specify who can perform it. This should be taken into consideration by the Canadian government as the...
- Imris receives Health Canada OK for AccuTrack. // Medical Device Daily;8/5/2011, Vol. 15 Issue 146, p7
The article reports on the medical device license received by Imris from Health Canada for AccuTrack, a three-dimensional image guidance tool for use in Imris neurosurgery suites.
- CaridianBCT launches new protocol for Spectra. // Medical Device Daily;9/6/2011, Vol. 15 Issue 169, p10
The article focuses on a report by Lakewood, Colorado-based CaridianBCT, a technology and product provider in the blood banking, transfusion medicine and cell therapy industries, that the Spectra Optia System Mononuclear Cell (MNC) Collection protocol has been licensed by Health Canada.
- Smiths receives Canadian license. // Biomedical Business & Technology;Jan2011, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p18
This article reports on the license received by Smiths Medical from Health Canada and the launch of its Medfusion 4000 syringe infusion pump with the PharmGuard software suite in Canada.
- NKI gets license to sell 3 products in Canada. // Biomedical Business & Technology;Jan2011, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p20
This article reports on the license received by Neuro Kinetics from Health Canada to sell three of its devices in Canada for clinical use.
- Health Canada quietly postpones licensing of health products. // Active Living;Jan2010, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p3
The article reports on the move by Health Canada which postpones the issuance of license of health products for sale in the market.
- Dermatology industry sees growth inch by inch. Cothern, William // Fort Worth Business Press;6/12/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 24, p17
The article presents information on laser hair removal, one of the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures hitting the market. The industry has grown so fast that government regulation failed to keep pace. U.S. House Bill 3178 set out provisions for regulating laser hair removal facilities,...
- Medtronic receives a license for DBS therapy for refractory epilepsy. // Medical Device Daily;3/19/2012, Vol. 16 Issue 53, p1
The article offers information on the license received by Medtronic in Minneapolis from Health Canada for its Deep Brain Stimulation therapy to be used for patients with refractory epilepsy. It states that the issuance of license was based on the result of the clinical experiment termed as...
- Progressive licensing needs progressive open debate. Hébert, Paul C. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal Supplement;6/19/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 13, p1801
The author reflects on the need for pharmaceutical regulators and the Health Canada to create an open debate in their progressive licensing. He urges the government to create a transparent and patient-centered regulatory system that ensures drug safety and effectiveness. He cites the advantages...