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  • Seasonal hazards

MPC in the News

Activated Charcoal Back Order

September 13, 2018

Health Canada has recalled certain lots of Activated Charcoal. A link to the recall is provided in this news update.

New Opioid Management Guidelines

New Opioid Management Guidelines

July 11, 2018

In response to the current opioid crisis, the OPC has examined current evidence to provide recommendations for management of the opioid overdose patien...

Activated charcoal shortage: update for health-care providers

January 23, 2018

The activated charcoal shortage continues to present challenges in the care of the poisoned patient. Please read this letter from Dr. Margaret Thompson...