You are probably aware that patients and health professionals can report any adverse effects (side effects) of prescription and non-prescription medications, biologics, and natural health products to the Canada Vigilance Program.
But did you know that you can also report any incidents involving medical devices to Health Canada? To report medical device issues you (or your patient) will need to fill out the Health Product Complaint Form. With pharmacy technicians playing a prominent role in supporting patients with the selection and use of medical devices it’s important that you regularly follow up with your patients about their device usage and report any incidents appropriately.
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