Information for Healthcare Professionals

Revised: 8 June 2018

This section provides information useful to healthcare professionals.

Education and Information

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

Safety

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

Responsibilities

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

ADR eLearning Module

Endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for around 1.0 hours CME for General Practice Educational Programme 2/3 (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

Social media campaign raises awareness of ADR reporting
Uppsala Monitoring Centre teamed up with medicine regulatory authorities in 27 countries to launch a social media awareness campaign on the importance of reporting adverse drug reactions. (Thank you to the “Uppsala Monitoring Centre, Uppsala Reports 78” for this article.  The full issue can be found here -  https://view.publitas.com/uppsala-monitoring-centre/uppsala-reports-78/page/1

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