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Revised: 12 October 2016

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M² Logo Medicines Monitoring concerns prior to 2016

September 2016 Adverse Event Reports Relating to Surgical Mesh Implants
(PDF 300 KB, 24 pages)
January 2013 Update on Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate)
17 April 2012 Management of Patients with Metal on Metal Hip Implants
March 2012 Update on Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate)
31 October 2011 Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate): Questions and Answers
24 August 2011 Vaccine adverse event information to be released to the Health Select Committee
(PDF document, 112 KB, 12 pages)
17 February 2011 Questions and Answers on rosiglitazone (Avandia)
11 October 2010 Withdrawal of Sibutramine (Reductil) in New Zealand
9 June 2010 Graseby MS-Series Syringe Drivers - Further Extension of Deadline
3 December 2009 Withdrawal of Dextropropoxyphene-containing Medicines
1 December 2009 Graseby MS-Series Syringe Drivers - Extension of Deadline
November 2009 Eltroxin Formulation Change
October 2009 Use of Cough and Cold Medicines in Children - Updated advice
August 2009 Electronic Reporting Tool for Pharmacovigilance Activities
23 March 2009 Infusion Device Safety Software
2 March 2009 Graseby MS-Series Syringe Drivers
26 June 2008 Eltroxin formulation change - Monitor patients and adjust dosing if necessary
September 2008 Paracetamol Associated with Asthma Symptoms
19 March 2008 Reporting of Incidents involving Active Implantable Devices and their Accessories
1 February 2008 Anti-epileptics - Monitor patients for increased risk of suicidality
30 January 2008 Syringe Driver Advisory Group (SDA)
13 December 2007 Use of Cough and cold products in children under 2 years of age
23 November 2007 Discontinuation of supply of Graseby MS16A and MS26 syringe drivers
26 October 2007 Aprotinin - Increased caution is warranted
27 September 2007 Medsafe receives more toothpaste testing results
16 December 2005 Malfunction of a Cryosurgical Instrument
29 April 2005 Prescribing Restrictions for all COX-2 Inhibitors
28 February 2005 Product Alert - Monofeme and Monofeme 28
22 February 2005 Medsafe advises review of all patients on COX-2 inhibitors
15 October 2002 The Use of Alcohol Based Skin Preparations in Operating Theatres
19 June 2002 Herbal Supplements Warning from Health Canada
22 November 2000 Finger Pricking Devices - Important Notice
July 1999 Amalgam and other Dental Filling Materials
November 1994 Silicone Gel Breast Implants
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