Published: September 2012

Publication of Recalls in New Zealand

Prescriber Update 33(3): 25
September 2012

Summary information about all recall actions initiated in New Zealand for medicines and medical devices is now available via a searchable database on the Medsafe website. The database, known as the Medsafe Online Recalls Database (MORD), provides publicly accessible information about medicine and medical device actions. These actions include recalls, recalls for product correction and hazard alerts.

For some recall actions there will be links to additional information about the recall (eg, media statements, questions and answers). These links will provide timely and targeted information to the public, healthcare professionals, healthcare organisations and other stakeholders about market actions in New Zealand.

It is anticipated that publishing this additional information will increase transparency and enhance the information and advice that is currently distributed as a consequence of a recall or other market action in New Zealand.

Please note that the database has not been backfilled and only contains information on products that were recalled after 1 July 2012. The online database is located on the Medsafe website