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Information for Healthcare Professionals

Revised: 10 January 2017

This section provides information useful to healthcare professionals.


Medsafe Advice

10 January 2017 Dear Healthcare Professional Letter Erivedge (PDF 110 KB, 2 pages) - Extension of Pregnancy Prevention Duration for Women of Childbearing Potential and Interval before Blood Donation and Lactation
9 January 2017 Committees Medicines Classification Committee - Minutes for the 57th meeting  - 1 November 2016
23 December 2016 Committees Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee - Minutes for the 168th meeting - 1 December 2016
20 December 2016 Committees Medicines Classification Committee - Dates and Deadlines
8 December 2016 Publications Prescriber Update Vol. 37 No. 4 - December 2016
8 December 2016 Publications Answers to the Prescriber Update Quiz - December 2016
1 December 2016 Safety Information Guidance for Pharmacists Dispensing Prescriptions for Span-K
16 November 2016 Committees Agenda for the 168th Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee meeting - 1 December 2016
17 October 2016 Update to Monitoring Communication M² logo Ticagrelor (Brilinta) and a possible association with depression / suicidality added to the Medicine Monitoring scheme
27 September 2016 Committees Medicines Classification Committee - Agenda for the 57th Meeting - Items 6.2 and 6.3 have been updated
9 September 2016 Alert Communication Consumer Level Recall – GlucaGen® HypoKit 1 mg solution for injection
31 August 2016 Alert Communication Heater-cooler devices used during cardiac surgery: risk of infection with Nontuberculous Mycobacterium species – advice and recommendations
15 August 2016 Dear Healthcare Professional Letter Noxafil (PDF 212 KB, 2 pages) - Posaconazole tablets and oral suspension are not interchangeable
6 July 2016 Consumer Information Can I take St John's wort with other medicines? (PDF 244 KB, 1 page)


Education and Information

How medicines are classified, guidance for natural health practitioners and data sheets.



Safety related information on medicines and medical devices including recalls, early warnings and adverse reactions.



Healthcare professionals responsibilities with regard to the use of medicines and medical devices on patients.


Report a Problem

How to report quality and safety concerns with medicines and medical devices.

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