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Update: Carriage House Hands-on Pump Nights on Hold

Last night's "Hands on Insulin Pumps" Session at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary was cancelled in light of Covid-19 being declared a pandemic. Vendors will continue to monitor the situation and advise when the sessions will resume.

Update:  Bluetooth Vulnerabilities - meters, pumps, pacemakers and others

OTTAWA – Health Canada is informing Canadians, healthcare professionals, and manufacturers about a series of cybersecurity vulnerabilities named “SweynTooth”. These vulnerabilities may affect devices using the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol. Because of these vulnerabilities, some medical devices that use BLE chips could be at risk of a cyber attack. Affected medical devices may include pacemakers, blood glucose monitors, ultrasound systems and insulin pumps. Please read the Health Canada notification.

Update: Apo-Metformin Extended Release Recall

Apotex Inc. is recalling eight lots of its 500 mg extended release metformin tablets (“APO-Metformin ER”) because they contain a nitrosamine impurity called N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) above the acceptable limit. Apotex Inc. has tested all lots of its 500 mg extended release tablets; only the affected lots are being recalled. Impacted patients are to talk to their pharmacists and prescribers prior to stopping their doses.

Please read the Health Canada Alert. 

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