Revised: 7 November 2019

Information for Healthcare Professionals

This section provides information useful to healthcare professionals.

Medsafe Advice

Date Type Title
23/09/2020ConsultationOutcome of the consultation on the proposed warning statements for substances (eg, allergens) in medicines that may cause undesirable reactions
16/09/2020Alert CommunicationMedsafe is issuing a warning that Elevacity Elevate Smart Coffee (Version 3) should not be consumed - statement under section 98 of the Medicines Act 1981
15/09/2020Media ReleaseMedsafe takes action to prevent the supply of illegally marketed medicine linked to liver harm
11/09/2020CommitteesMedicines Classification Committee - Dates and Deadlines
11/09/2020CommitteesAgenda for the 65th Medicines Classification Committee meeting
11/09/2020Media ReleaseMedsafe has completed its review of Objections from the 64th Medicines Classification Committee to reclassify pholcodine
3/09/2020Alert CommunicationUpdate - 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
3/09/2020PublicationsPrescriber Update 41(3) - September 2020
18/08/2020CommitteesMedicines Classification Committee - Dates and Deadlines
18/08/2020CommitteesMinutes of the 64th meeting of the Medicines Classification Committee - 9 July 2020
17/08/2020NoticesPart 8: Pharmacovigilance Edition 2.2 and Summary of Changes made
11/08/2020CommitteesMedicines Classification Committee - Dates and Deadlines
31/07/2020Monitoring CommunicationRocuronium bromide solution for injection 10mg/mL, Hameln, and reports of lack of efficacy
29/07/2020CommitteesMedicines Classification Committee - Reclassification of Codeine

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