Published: 8 December 2016

Quarterly Summary of Medsafe’s Early Warning System Communications

Prescriber Update 37(4): 63
December 2016

The early warning system provides current and historical information on safety concerns for medicines and medical devices. These warnings are intended to help consumers and healthcare professionals make informed decisions about their use of medicines and medical devices.

More information about the early warning system can be found on the Medsafe website (

Consumer Information Leaflets provide information about medicines and medical devices or medical conditions to consumers.

Date Communication Topic
11 November Consultations Outcome of consultation on proposed changes to the data sheet format
28 October Medicines Influenza Vaccine Composition
27 September Medical Devices Surgical Mesh - Implementation of Government Response to Health Committee Recommendations
22 September Consultations Change to warning statements on labels of OTC loratadine and desloratadine medicines
9 September Alert Communication Consumer Level Recall – GlucaGen® HypoKit 1 mg solution for injection

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