OTTAWA - The Government of Canada is committed to better informing Canadians about the risks of health products that contain opioids. Following a safety review of cough and cold products containing opioids, Health Canada is advising that Canadian children and adolescents (under 18 years of age) should not use cough and cold products containing codeine, hydrocodone and normethadone, as a precautionary measure.
On 15 August 2011, the Danish Medicines Agency announced that we would begin reassessing the reimbursement status of medicines in ATC group N02A, opioids. The Reimbursement Committee opened its preliminary discussions at its meeting on 23 August 2011 and recommended to include the opioids methadone (N07BC02) and codeine (R05DA04), also used in pain management, in the reassessment of reimbursement status of medicinal products in ATC group N02A.
Danish Medicines Agency
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