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Health Canada: Note to Editors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/14/14 -- Health Canada today released the January 2014 issue of the Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter (CARN).

This issue includes an article on a class of cancer drugs known as VEGF receptor inhibitors, which are used to inhibit tumour cell growth, and the risk of a serious blood clotting disorder known as thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA).

It also includes an article on a potential increased risk of complications when Durepair Dura Regeneration Matrix, a collagen graft used for membrane repair in neurosurgery, is used with other products used to close or seal wounds.

The edition also contains a quarterly summary of health professional and consumer advisories.

The January 2014 edition of CARN is available on Health Canada's website at: www.healthcanada.gc.ca/carn.

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