Health Canada warns about products sold in Calgary
Health Canada has seized a number of unauthorized products that are considered dangerous from a store in southwest Calgary.
Published Friday, August 23, 2013 3:53PM MDT
Health Canada is warning the public about unauthorized health products sold at a store in southwest Calgary that are considered dangerous.
The health products, labeled as being distributed by “OM Fusion Distributors LLC”, have been found at the Slavic Store, 17107 James McKevitt Road S.W.
The products include antibiotics, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory drugs that may pose serious health risks.
The packaging is labeled in only Russian, Ukrainian, or Kazakh languages and indicates that ingredients in some of the products should be sold with a prescription and under the supervision of a doctor.
Authorities also say that there were also various unauthorized ‘over the couter’ drugs and medical devices being sold at the store.
- Contact your healthcare professional with any questions or concerns regarding the use of any of these products.
- Read the label of the health products you buy to verify that they have been assessed by Health Canada for safety, effectiveness and quality. Health products that have been authorized for sale by Health Canada will have an eight-digit Drug Identification Number (DIN), a Natural Product Number (NPN) or a Homeopathic Medicine Number (DIN-HM) on the label.
- Report any adverse reaction potentially related to these products to Health Canada.
- Report the sale of unauthorized products to Health Canada.
All of the unauthorized products have been seized from the Slavic Store.