Public Health Agency of Canada

SIGA Reports Financial Results for Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2021

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 9:15pm

NEW YORK, Aug. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) (NASDAQ: SIGA), a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company, today reported financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Key Activities for the Quarter:
    In April 2021, the Company delivered approximately $7 million of oral TPOXX to PHAC under the contract that was awarded in January 2021 (2021 PHAC Contract).
  • The FDA review process will typically take 10 months for this type of submission.
  • During the second quarter of 2021, SIGA repurchased approximately 1.0 million shares of its common stock, for approximately $6.6 million.
  • SIGA will host a conference call and webcast to provide a business update today, Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 4:30 P.M.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on August 3, 2021

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 5:32pm

Through the Wellness Together Canada online portal, people of all ages across the country can access immediate, free and confidential mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Key Points: 
  • Through the Wellness Together Canada online portal, people of all ages across the country can access immediate, free and confidential mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada(PHAC) provides regular updates on COVID-19 vaccines administered , vaccination coverage and ongoing monitoring of vaccine safety across the country.
  • We expect cases to be concentrated largely in younger unvaccinated people; however, further spread could extend into older unvaccinated populations.
  • Canadianscan also go the extra mile by sharing credible information on COVID-19 risks and prevention practices and measures to reduce COVID-19 in communities .

Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Hepatitis A infections linked to frozen mangoes

Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 7:13pm

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Hepatitis A infections occurring in Qubec and Nova Scotia.

Key Points: 
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Hepatitis A infections occurring in Qubec and Nova Scotia.
  • Based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to frozen mangoes has been identified as a likely source of the outbreak.
  • Leftover frozen mangoes were collected from the homes of ill individuals and tested positive for Hepatitis A.
  • The CFIA has issued a food recall warning for various frozen mangoes sold under various brands.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on July 29, 2021

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 5:00pm

Through the Wellness Together Canada online portal, people of all ages across the country can access immediate, free and confidential mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Key Points: 
  • Through the Wellness Together Canada online portal, people of all ages across the country can access immediate, free and confidential mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada(PHAC) provides regular updates on COVID-19 vaccines administered , vaccination coverage and ongoing monitoring of vaccine safety across the country.
  • Regardless of which SARS-CoV-2 variantsare predominating in an area, we know that vaccination, in combination with public health and individual measures, continue to work to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • As public health restrictions are eased, some increase in cases, particularly among unvaccinated populations, is not unexpected.

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on July 23, 2021

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 5:31pm

The Public Health Agency of Canada(PHAC) is also providing regular updates on COVID-19 vaccines administered , vaccination coverage and ongoing monitoring of vaccine safety across the country.

Key Points: 
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada(PHAC) is also providing regular updates on COVID-19 vaccines administered , vaccination coverage and ongoing monitoring of vaccine safety across the country.
  • Regardless of which viruses are predominating in an area, we know that vaccination, in combination with public health and individual measures, continue to work to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • As public health restrictions are eased, some increase in cases, particularly among unvaccinated populations, is not unexpected.
  • Canadianscan also go the extra mile by sharing credible information on COVID-19 risks and prevention practices and measures to reduce COVID-19 in communities .

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on July 22, 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 9:35pm

OTTAWA, ON, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ -Today, Canada'sNational Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) hasreleased updated guidance on the use of COVID-19 vaccines.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ -Today, Canada'sNational Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) hasreleased updated guidance on the use of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • NACI's latest guidance, continues to recommend that people who were previously infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus may receive a full series of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • The Public Health Agency of Canada(PHAC) is also providing regular updates on COVID-19 vaccines administered , vaccination coverage and ongoing monitoring of vaccine safety across the country.
  • As public health restrictions are eased, some increase in cases, particularly among unvaccinated populations, is not unexpected.

Health Canada Launches National Call for Proposals for the Substance Use and Addictions Program

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:53pm

"Through Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program and this call for proposals we are working with community-based organizations to provide much-needed support to those that need it, reducing harms and reducing deaths.

Key Points: 
  • "Through Canada's Substance Use and Addictions Program and this call for proposals we are working with community-based organizations to provide much-needed support to those that need it, reducing harms and reducing deaths.
  • Since SUAP was established in 2016, there have been 2 national calls for proposals (2017, 2019).
  • These national calls for proposals, along with other targeted investments, have resulted in over 200 projects across Canada worth over $360 million.
  • Tragically, the latest national data indicates that 2020 was the worst year for opioid-related deaths since the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) began monitoring the crisis in 2016.

Statement from the Minister of Health on the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Network Report

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 8:00pm

OTTAWA, ON, July 20, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, today issued the following statement.

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, July 20, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, today issued the following statement.
  • The antimicrobial (AMR) Network recently released its final report, Strengthening Governance of the Antimicrobial Resistance Response Across One Health in Canada.
  • The AMR Network was funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to explore governance models that unite diverse stakeholders in this important work.
  • Antimicrobial resistance is a complex global challenge, and this report will help all parties move toward a One Health approach to tackle this universal issue.

Panel delivers final report on independent review of Global Public Health Intelligence Network

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 2:13pm

OTTAWA, ON, July 12, 2021 /CNW/ - In November 2020 , the Minister of Health announced an independent panel would pursue the review of the Public Health Agency of Canada's (PHAC) Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN).

Key Points: 
  • OTTAWA, ON, July 12, 2021 /CNW/ - In November 2020 , the Minister of Health announced an independent panel would pursue the review of the Public Health Agency of Canada's (PHAC) Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN).
  • The final report from this review offers recommendations to preparefor future health events and improvepublic health surveillance tools at PHAC.
  • "This independent review was initiatedto identify what changes are required to keep Canada well positioned to detect and respond to future public health events.
  • The panel members, Margaret Bloodworth, Dr. Mylaine Breton and Dr. Paul Gully, were selected based on their expertise in public health, governance, health security and intelligence.

What is the status of the criminal investigation into the "vaping crisis," DashVapes' Shai Bekman asks federal, provincial health ministers

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

"Did Health Canada and the government of Canada conduct a criminal investigation into the Youth Vaping Crisis?"

Key Points: 
  • "Did Health Canada and the government of Canada conduct a criminal investigation into the Youth Vaping Crisis?"
  • Patty Hajdu, the Federal Minster of Health , Iain Stewart, president of Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), as well as all provincial health ministers across Canada, asking about the status of the criminal investigation into Canada's "Youth Vaping Crisis."
  • "In Canada, 17 people became ill and 14 were hospitalized in the 'Youth Vaping Crisis.'
  • Is Health Canada allowing bootleggers of THC-based vaping products to get off with impunity?"