Published: 6 June 2014

Correction: Adverse Reaction Reporting in New Zealand - 2013

Prescriber Update 35(2)
6 June 2014

The March 2014 edition of Prescriber Update included an article about adverse reaction reporting in New Zealand in 20131. The numbers of adverse reaction reports included in the article were incorrect. The online article on the Medsafe website has been updated with the correct numbers.

The total number of suspected adverse reaction reports received by the Centre Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM) in 2013 was 4138. The percentages of medicines, vaccines, and complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) were 64.2%, 35.6% and 0.2% respectively. For CAMs, 29% of reports described reactions that were considered as serious.


  1. Medsafe. 2014. Adverse Reaction Reporting in New Zealand - 2013. Prescriber Update 35(1): 7–8. URL: (accessed 20 March 2014).