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Drug Alerts and Withdrawals

Drug Alerts and Withdrawals

Drug Alerts and Withdrawals
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When the MHRA, or occasionally another regulatory body in another country, such as the FDA, release advice, it is sometime necessary to produce additional local guidance.  This aims to be both clear and concise advice to healthcare professionals on the local action required to implement or respond to alerts issued by the MHRA or other bodies.  These memorandums are available below for reference, once they have been circulated to the relevant professionals in primary and secondary care:

MHRA News Stories.

 16th Nov 2020              MHRA Press Release - Sleep disorder drug modafinil linked to increase risk of birth defects and also to 
                                                                                reduce effectiveness of contraception
 30th July 2020               MHRA Press Release - Skin creams dried on fabric can lead to fire deaths - new awareness campaign
 3rd July 2020                 MHRA Press ReleaseDon’t rely on temperature screening products for detection of coronavirus (COVID-19),  
                                         says MHRA
 26th May 2020              MHRA Press Release - MHRA supports use of remdesivir as the first medicines to treat COVID-19 in the UK
 6th May 2020                MHRA Press Release - NEW Yellow Card COVID-19 reporting site
                                                     

MHRA Company-led Drug alerts

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application/pdfKolanticon Gel 200ml Class 4 meds recall EL__20_A_51_Final091120.pdf (130KB)09/11/2020Download
 Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd has informed us that there is a difference in dosage instructions between the carton and label. The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) and bottle label contain the correct... 
application/pdfAlfaD 0.25mcg caps Class 3 medicines recall EL__20_A_50_Final 291020.pdf (89KB)29/10/2020Download
 Further to Drug Alert EL (20)A/46 issued on 29 September 2020 Theramex Ireland Ltd T/A Theramex HQ UK Ltd has informed us of an issue related to error in the decommissioning of a further batch as... 
application/pdfMetoprolol 50mg tablets class 3 meds recall 141020.pdf (133KB)22/10/2020Download
 Accord Healthcare Ltd has informed us of an issue related to decommissioning of the above batches. Upon decommissioning at the pharmacy, there have been reports stating that when scanning the... 
application/pdfEpilim 500mg gastro resistant tabs 500mg Class 2 meds recall EL__20_A_48.pdf (116KB)14/10/2020Download
 Brief description of the problem Sanofi is recalling the above batches of product as a precautionary measure due to out of specification results for disintegration test during routine stability... 
application/pdfDermacare 1% Hc oint Boots class 2 meds recall EL__20_A_47_FINAL_061020.pdf (103KB)08/10/2020Download
 The Boots Company PLC has informed us that retained samples of the affected batch showed presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and are recalling the above batch as a precautionary measure. This product... 
application/pdfOxylan 40mg PR tabs Class 2meds recall sept 20 EL__20_A_41__1_.pdf (90KB)01/09/2020Download
  
application/pdfClexane 4000IU EL__20_A_37 mhra 040820.pdf (205KB)04/08/2020Download
 Pharmaram Ltd has informed us that the above batch of Clexane 4,000IU (40mg)/0.4ml syringes has an error on the labelling affixed to the plastic blister packaging encasing the syringe. The label... 
application/pdfDigoxin 250mcg Class 3 meds recallEL__20_A_35 030820.pdf (107KB)03/08/2020Download
 Accord-UK Ltd has informed us of an issue related to decommissioning of the above batch. Upon decommissioning at the pharmacy, there have been reports stating that when scanning the serialised 2D... 
application/pdfAbstral 200mcg SL tabs Class 2 Medicines Recall EL_20_A_34 July 20.pdf (100KB)29/07/2020Download
  
application/pdfTrimogal 100mg 200mg tabs Cl 4 Meds defect EL__20_A_31_FINAL_doc july 2020.pdf (70KB)22/07/2020Download
 Ennogen Pharma Limited has informed us that the Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) within the packs for the affected batches below contain an error in Section 3 (How To Take Trimogal Tablets) with... 
application/pdfIbuprofen class 4 medicines defect information EL__20_A_30_FINAL july2020.pdf (125KB)22/07/2020Download
 Aspar Pharmaceuticals Limited has informed us that the Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) within the ibuprofen packs below are missing some information identified from post-marketing experience that... 
application/pdfDesmopressin nasal spray _all strengths_ Class 2 meds recall EL__20_A_29_FINAL150720.pdf (114KB)15/07/2020Download
 Ferring Pharmaceuticals Limited is recalling all unexpired stock of the above batches of products from pharmacies and wholesalers as a precautionary measure due to a lower volume of solution being... 
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