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Information for Healthcare Professionals

Revised: 13 March 2017

This section provides information useful to healthcare professionals.


Medsafe Advice

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)
27 February 2017 Committees Agenda for the 58th meeting of the Medicines Classification Committee - 16 May 2017
21 February 2017 Committees Agenda for the 167th Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee meeting
15 February 2017 Consultation Addition of warning statements on labels of topical miconazole containing medicines available without prescription
8 February 2017 Consumer Information Medicines for Gout (PDF 249 KB, 2 pages)
2 February 2017 Educational Material Gardasil 9 - Questions and Answers
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


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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