Safety Information


Recall Notices are located on a different page.

Update to Therapeutic Product Database Reports

Consumers advised to stop taking adulterated products for erectile dysfunction

Paradex and Capadex (Dextropropoxyphene)

Pharmacovigilance activities

Cough and Cold Medicines

Medical Device Safety Alert

Health warning issued under Section 98 of the Medicines Act 1981 - Samoan Pharmacy Products

Cough and Cold Products

Discontinuation of supply of Graseby MS16A and MS26 syringe drivers

Health warning issued under Section 98 of the Medicines Act 1981 - Samoan Pharmacy

Health warning - Unapproved medicines sold from supermarket selling Chinese goods

Paracetamol Associated with Asthma Symptoms - September 2008

Health warning - Erectile dysfunction / sexual enhancement 'herbal' products

Medical Device Safety Alert- Medical Devices Containing Heparin - May-July 2008

Information in this section is intended to assist with assessment and management of the risk associated with the use of medical devices containing heparin contaminated with oversulfated chondroitin sulfate. The site will be updated as new information becomes available.

Non-Latex Condoms - July 2008

Eltroxin (levothyroxine) - June 2008

Director-General of Health warning about the personal importation of adulterated and counterfeit prescription medicines - April 2008

Reporting of Incidents involving Active Implantable Devices and their Accessories - March 2008

Anti-epileptics and Suicidality - February 2008

Medsafe advice on aprotinin - Oct 2007

Toothpaste test results update - September 2007

Toothpastes found to contain diethylene glycol (DEG) - Test Results - August 2007

Prexige (lumiracoxib) and risk of hepatotoxicity - Aug 2007

Consumer Warning Regarding Chinese-made Toothpastes that may contain Diethylene Glycol - June 2007

Herbal products containing undeclared sildenafil and sibutramine - April 2007

Herbal products containing undeclared sildenafil and sibutramine - July 2006

Herbal products which contain undeclared prescription medicines - May 2006

Unapproved prescription and pharmacist-only medicines from China - April 2006

Li Da capsules and Nasutra capsules - March 2006

Malfunction of a Cryosurgical Instrument - Dec 2005

'Super Fat Burning' weight loss product warning - June 2005

COX-2 inhibitors - April 2005

'Herbs Health' brand of herbal products warning - March 2005

COX-2 inhibitors - Feb 2005

Herbal Remedies - October 2004

Antidepressants - October 2004

Ephedrine and Pseudoephedrine to become Controlled Drugs - September 2004

SSRI Antidepressants - March 2004

Health Canada warning about Hua Fo 'Vigor-Max' tablets - May 2003

Pan Pharmaceuticals - products recalled in Australia - May 2003

Traditional Chinese Medicines - Feb 2003

Traditional Chinese Medicines - Jan 2003

Urgent Safety Alert - Use of Alcohol Based Skin Preparations in Operating Theatres - October 2002

Herbal Supplements Warning from Health Canada - June 2002

Cheng Kum/Shen Loon - Dec 2001

St John's Wort - April 2000