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Information for Healthcare Professionals

Revised: 11 July 2017

This section provides information useful to healthcare professionals.


Medsafe Advice

11 July 2017 Committees Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee - Minutes for the 170th meeting - 8 June 2017
11 July 2017 Device UPDATE - Heater-cooler devices used during cardiac surgery: risk of infection with Nontuberculous Mycobacterium species – advice and recommendations
7 July 2017 Alert Communications Use of Tramadol During Breastfeeding
1 June 2107 Publications Prescriber Update 38(2) June 2017
25 May 2017 Committees Agenda for the 170th Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee meeting - 8 June 2017
12 May 2017 Monitoring Communications Direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens and liver failure
27 March 2017 Dear Healthcare Professional Letter Zelboraf - Risk of Dupuytren's Contracture and Plantar Fascial Fibromatosis
24 March 2017 Monitoring Communication M² logo Animas Vibe Insulin Pump and Blood Glucose Analyser - ongoing issues with screen fade, cracked battery casing and other issues. 
24 March 2017 Alert Communiation Andrographis paniculata – potential risk for allergic reactions
13 March 2017 Monitoring Communication M² logo Viekira Pak and Viekira Pak-RBV – Possible effects on blood glucose control when used in patients with type 2 diabetes
8 March 2017 Committees Addition to Agenda for the 58th meeting of the Medicines Classification Committee - 16 May 2017
2 March 2017 Monitoring Communication M² logo 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)


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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