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Starting December 16, 2019, all Canadian hospitals are legally required to report adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and medical device incidents (MDIs) to Health Canada within 30 days of the event being documented in the hospital.

As previously communicated, all oral ranitidine products in Canada have been recalled due to the presence of an impurity, NDMA.

The shortage of capsaicin 0.025% cream X 60 gram tubes is now resolved.

Further information and practice implications.

Calcitriol 1 mcg/mL injection remains on back order from the sole vendor in Canada. NH has a remaining supply of approximately 1 week based on historical use and will likely stock out before more supply is available.

Cyclopentolate 1% minims are on backorder from the single source vendor. Supply is already limited in NH and there is a risk of stocking out before more product becomes available. The cyclopentolate 1% eye drops X 15 mL bottle remain available at this time.

The BC Surgical Patient Registry (SPR) is a provincial system that collects information about patients waiting for and receiving surgery in British Columbia.

Providence Health Care is taking many steps to reduce patient volumes for the CST electronic health record project go-live on November 16, 2019 at 0600 hours at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH), Mount Saint Joseph Hospital (MSJ) and Holy Family Hospital (HFH).