March 26, 2021

Re: Health Canada Summary Safety Review – Artemisia Annua-Containing Products

Dear Registrants,

On March 24, 2021 Health Canada published a summary safety review regarding artemisia annua-containing products (also known as sweet wormwood-containing products) on Health Canada website

Registrants, should review and continue to monitor the summary safety review of Artemisia annua-containing products. At this time, registrants are permitted to prescribe artemisia annua- containing products but you must be aware of the potential risk of liver injury.

Registrants are reminded of their professional obligation to report any adverse drug effects to Health Canada and should also notify the College.


Carina Herman
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer