This week Health Canada opened up its Canadian Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Program (CADRMP) Adverse Reaction Database. I got as far as the big disclaimer/explanation pages and quit there. Perhaps someone who needs to use it can try it out and let me know how well it works. It doesn't look like something you would casually test out for fun, that's for sure. I expect that was done on purpose: you can imagine how the drug companies would like having adverse reactions waved around in the public.
Here is the press release as well, dated May 25/05: Minister Dosanjh announces the launch of a searchable online database of health product adverse reactions.