Published: 3 September 2020


Quarterly summary of recent safety communications

Published: 3 September 2020
Prescriber Update 41(3): 58–59
September 2020

The table below is a summary of recent safety communications to health care professionals and consumers, published on the Medsafe website.

Date Communication Topic
31/07/2020 Monitoring Rocuronium bromide solution for injection 10mg/mL, Hameln, and reports of lack of efficacy
29/07/2020 Committees Medicines Classification Committee - Reclassification of Codeine
23/07/2020 Monitoring Yes! Cassette Pregnancy Test Kit (also known as Smiths BioMed Rapid Pregnancy Test Kit) - Reports of false positives presenting as faint lines and inconclusive results
16/06/2020 Dear Healthcare Professional Letter Tramal (tramadol) data sheet safety update to precautions and contraindications (PDF, 2 pages, 597 KB)
9/06/2020 Alert Important updates to clozapine data sheets and monitoring during Covid-19 pandemic
28/05/2020 Alert Miracle Mineral Solution – dangerous and potentially life-threatening side effects
27/05/2020 Dear Healthcare Professional Letter Microlut Supply of Australian-labelled Microlut to New Zealand (PDF, 2 pages, 380 KB)
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