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Health Canada requests quarantine of drugs linked to Zhejiang Hisun Pharma due to data integrity concerns
- Starting date:
- June 16, 2015
- Posting date:
- June 16, 2015
- Type of communication:
- Information Update
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Important Safety Information, New safety information
- General Public
- Identification number:
Health Canada has requested that Canadian importers voluntarily quarantine drug products with active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) manufactured or tested by Zhejiang Hisun Pharma Company Ltd., in Zhejiang, China, due to data integrity concerns.
Health Canada is taking this interim precautionary measure to help mitigate any potential risk in light of recent findings from a trusted regulatory partner that raised concerns about the reliability of the laboratory data generated at this site.
At this time there is no identified risk to health, and Health Canada is not requesting a recall of any products with API from Zhejiang Hisun Pharma currently on the Canadian market.
APIs are used to make finished drug products that are sold to consumers. A quarantine will mean that Canadian importers and distributors will stop distributing products in Canada with APIs linked to this site.
Health Canada continues to review information from the trusted regulatory partner and from Canadian importers. Canadians will be updated about a list of products affected by the requested quarantine through updates on the Inspection Tracker.
Canadians should not make any changes to their medication without first consulting with a healthcare professional.
Health Canada will continue to work with international partners and Canadian importers to gather and assess information regarding the situation and take action as necessary to help protect Canadians.
Health Canada will also engage the provinces and territories to share information about the situation.