Revised: 24 March 2017
Information that everyone should know about medicines and medical devices including updates on staying safe and healthy.
|24 March 2017||Monitoring Communicatoin||Animas Vibe Insulin Pump and Blood Glucose Analyser - ongoing issues with screen fade, cracked battery casing and other issues.|
|24 March 2017||Alert Communication||Andrographis paniculata – potential risk for allergic reactions|
|13 March 2017||Monitoring Communication||Viekira Pak and Viekira Pak-RBV – Possible effects on blood glucose control when used in patients with type 2 diabetes|
|2 March 2017||Monitoring Communication||Possible risk of hypothyroidism in infants exposed to iodine-containing contrast agents added to the medicines monitoring scheme|
|2 March 2017||Educational Material||Hydroxychloroquine - what you can expect when starting treatment (PDF 264 KB, 2 pages)|
|8 February 2017||Consumer Information||Medicines for Gout (PDF 249 KB, 2 pages)|
|2 February 2017||Educational Material||Gardasil 9 Questions and Answers|
|1 December 2016||Safety Information||Guidance for Pharmacists Dispensing Prescriptions for Span-K|
|17 October 2016||Update to Monitoring Communication||Ticagrelor (Brilinta) and a possible association with depression / suicidality added to the Medicine Monitoring scheme|
|29 August 2016||Alert Communication||Detachable Wall Plug for AC Power Adapter supplied with Medela Breast Pump Powered|
|1 August 2016||Alert Communication||Quickie Q7 Wheelchair (Model ER14) manufactured between 1 September 2009 & 27 November 2013. (Backrest Bracket Damage)|
|6 July 2016||Consumer Information||Can I take St John's wort with other medicines? (PDF 244 KB, 1 page)|
How medicines and medical devices are regulated in New Zealand
Guidance on importing medicines for personal use.
Safety related information on medicines and medical devices including recalls, early warnings and adverse reactions.
What to do if you think you have received the wrong or defective medicine or medical device.
Information for consumers on medicines, medical devices and medical conditions.
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