Revised: 7 November 2019

Information for Healthcare Professionals

This section provides information useful to healthcare professionals.

Medsafe Advice

Date Type Title
12/11/2019Monitoring CommunicationSuspected adverse reaction reports to lamotrigine after changing brands
12/11/2019Monitoring CommunicationUpdate 7 November 2019 - Breast Implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma
7/11/2019Monitoring CommunicationEveret (levetiracetam) - supply and potential seizure control issues for patients
6/11/2019Alert CommunicationConsumer level recall of one lot of Avonex Pen 30mcg in 0.5mL, Lot 1422362
4/11/2019ConsultationConsultation on proposed changes to current warning and advisory statements for paracetamol
25/10/2019CommitteesMinutes of the 179th Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee Meeting
21/10/2019Monitoring CommunicationLosartan approved medicines supplied in New Zealand not affected by recalls overseas
21/10/2019Monitoring CommunicationReview of chemically synthesised active pharmaceutical ingredients for presence of nitrosamine impurity
21/10/2019Alert CommunicationMedicines containing ranitidine and a potential impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)
11/10/2019NoticesMedsafe Office Closure Christmas/New Year 2019/2020
11/10/2019Alert CommunicationSurgical Mesh Implants - Adverse Event Reporting and Monitoring - Link to the latests October 2019 report
8/10/2019NoticesNotice of Medsafe Office Closure Christmas/New Year 2019/2020
1/10/2019ConsultationOutcome of consultation on the changes to the prescribing restrictions of riluzole
25/09/2019Dear Healthcare Professional LetterMMR II Vaccine - Additional supply of MMR II measles, mumps and rubella vaccine: differences in labelling and package inserts
23/09/2019Alert CommunicationMedicines containing ranitidine and a potential impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA)
19/09/2019Monitoring CommunicationUpdate - M Logo Possible risk of lichen planus or lichenoid drug eruption with zoster (shingles) vaccine or influenza vaccine

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