LifeLabs has disclosed that it has recently suffered a cyberattack that might compromise the personal information of over 15 million customers, with the majority of those being from B.C. and Ontario.
According to the announcement: the cyberattack “involved unauthorized access to our computer systems with customer information that could include name, address, email, login, passwords, date of birth, health card number and lab test results.”
The importance of health and wellness in the classroom is something Cealan Wang works hard to achieve. Wang, recipient of the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student (2019), knows that creating a healthy and engaging learning environment goes beyond simply giving information.
Pfizer Canada is advising individuals "of very rare occurrences of EpiPen® (0.3 mg) and EpiPen Jr® (0.15 mg) auto-injector devices not easily sliding out of their plastic carrier tube." If you have one of these devices we encourage you to follow up with the dispensing pharmacy.
According to the announcement: "delayed or no treatment could lead to worsened patient condition, including possible fatal outcome. Consumers need to check their device now to confirm that it can be removed from the carrier tube with ease."
Health Canada has announced that at its request, the distribution of ranitidine drugs, which are used to treat heartburn – by prescription and over the counter – be stopped while Health Canada assesses a potential health risk. Students who use this drug are advised to consult with a pharmacist. For more information, visit Health Canada’s website.