Mid-year update: Drugs and medical devices approved in 2020


Learn about the new drugs and medical devices that Health Canada approved for sale in Canada between January and June 2020.

Health Canada has played a key role in Canada's response to COVID-19 by working with partners and stakeholders to ensure essential health products and medical supplies are available for Canadians.

Early on, they implemented measures to help prioritize and expedite the regulatory review of COVID-19 health products without compromising Canada's high standards for safety, efficacy, and quality. Health Canada continues to work with domestic and international players to help accelerate the development and availability of drugs and vaccines that will prevent and treat COVID-19.

In addition to supporting Canada's response to COVID-19, Health Canada also continues to authorize many other drugs and medical devices. These health products are vital to the health and well-being of Canadians. Learn more here.