Revised: 27 September 2016
This section provides information useful to healthcare professionals.
|27 September 2016||Committees||Medicines Classification Committee - Agenda for the 57th Meeting - Items 6.2 and 6.3 have been updated|
|9 September 2016||Alert Communication||Consumer Level Recall – GlucaGen® HypoKit 1 mg solution for injection|
|1 September 2016||Publications||Prescriber Update Vol. 37 No. 3 - September 2016|
|31 August 2016||Alert Communication||Heater-cooler devices used during cardiac surgery: risk of infection with Nontuberculous Mycobacterium species – advice and recommendations|
|24 August 2016||Committees||Agenda for the 167th Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee meeting|
|15 August 2016||Dear Healthcare Professional Letter||Noxafil (PDF 212 KB, 2 pages) - Posaconazole tablets and oral suspension are not interchangeable|
|6 July 2016||Consumer Information||Can I take St John's wort with other medicines? (PDF 244 KB, 1 page)|
|2 June 2016||Dear Healthcare Professional Letter||Erivedge (PDF 111 KB, 2 pages) - Risk of premature epiphyseal fusion|
|2 June 2016||Publications||Prescriber Update Vol. 37 No. 2 - June 2016|
|30 May 2016||Monitoring Communications||Rivaroxaban, dabigatran and apixaban and possible risk of hair loss (alopecia) added to the medicines monitoring scheme|
|30 May 2016||Consumer Information||The Pros and Cons of Taking Statins (PDF 250 KB, 2 pages)|
|26 May 2016||Dear Healthcare Professional Letter||Invokana (PDF 71 KB, 2 pages) - Advice on the risk of lower limb amputations primarily of the toe during treatment with canagliflozin|
|26 May 2016||Monitoring Communications||Apex e-chamber spacer device - user issues with valve and round mouthpiece|
|26 May 2016||Monitoring Communications||EasyCheck hCG Urine Pregnancy Test Cassette – Invalid (Negative) and Inconclusive Results|
|9 March 2016||Consumer Information||Quitting Smoking and the Effect on Medicines (PDF 204 KB, 1 page)|
How medicines are classified, guidance for natural health practitioners and data sheets.
Safety related information on medicines and medical devices including recalls, early warnings and adverse reactions.
Healthcare professionals responsibilities with regard to the use of medicines and medical devices on patients.
How to report quality and safety concerns with medicines and medical devices.
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