Published: 2 March 2017

Quarterly Summary of Medsafe’s Early Warning System Communications

Prescriber Update 38(1): 15
March 2017

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
2 February 2017 Educational Material Gardasil 9 Questions and Answers
31 January 2017 Link to Ministry of Health website Clarification on the classification of Cannabidiol
11 January 2017 Publications Medicines Classification - Oral Contraception Recommendation made
20 December 2016 Medical Devices Reporting Adverse Events Associated With Medical Devices
1 December 2016 Safety Information Guidance for Pharmacists Dispensing Prescriptions for Span-K

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