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SOURCE Health Canada

OTTAWA, May 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Canada today released the April 2014 issue of the Canadian Adverse Reaction Newsletter (CARN).

This issue features an article on the risk of a potentially life-threatening condition called drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms suspected of being associated with azithromycin, an antibiotic used to treat a variety of infections.

It also includes an article on quetiapine, a drug used to treat certain psychiatric disorders, and the risk of liver failure.

Finally, this edition contains an article on the potential risk of acquired hemophilia, a rare bleeding disorder, with the use of clopidogrel, a drug used to prevent blood clots.

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

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