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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.

 4th January 2022      MHRA Press Release Strong Steroid found in 'natural' skin cream. MHRA have issued a recall asking patients
                                     to return affected products.
11th Nov 2021           News Release Patient safety priority in recall of batches of cold and flu medicine with labelling error.
15th Sept 2021          MHRA Press Release The MHRA is advising anyone experiencing skin redness or burning sensations after
                                     they have stopped using these creams or ointments to seek advice from their health professional before
                                     using these products again.
 9th August 2021       MHRA Press Release MHRA recalls contaminated Irbesartan-batches as a precautionary measure. 
                                                                        Patients should not stop any treatments without consulting their doctor or pharmacist.
 8th July 2021             MHRA Press Release First progesterone-only contraceptive pills to be available to purchase from pharmacies      
 1st July 2021             Company led medicines recall: Morphine Syringe 50mg/50ml [unlicensed medicine] and Magnesium Sulphate
                                                                                         8mmol/20ml infusion [unlicensed medicine]
 17th June 2021         MHRA Press Release  MHRA recalls contaminated Irbesartan and Losartan batches as precautionary measure
 8th June 2021           MHRA Press Release  Over 3 million medicines and devices seized in UK as part of global crackdown
 28th May 2021         MHRA Press Release A personal trainer sentenced to 31 months in jail for selling and supplying unlicensed and                                                                                prescription medicines, together with Anabolic steroids, to the public.        
 4th May 2021           MHRA Press Release  MHRA announces appointment of Chief Safety Officer

MHRA Company-led Drug alerts

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application/pdfLargactil 50mg in 2mL sol for inj Aventis Pharma Class 2 meds recallEL__20_A_56.pdf (93KB)03/12/2020Download
 Sanofi is recalling the above batches due to out of specification results obtained for the impurity chlorpromazine sulphoxide, which was suspected to be caused by increased oxidation as a result of... 
application/pdfBetahistine 8mg & 16mg tabs kent pharma Class 2 meds recall 261120EL__20_A_55.pdf (97KB)03/12/2020Download
 Kent Pharmaceuticals Ltd has informed us that the affected batches above are contaminated with theophylline due to a cross-contamination issue identified with an excipient that was used in the... 
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... 
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