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Information for Healthcare Professionals

Revised: 27 September 2016

This section provides information useful to healthcare professionals.


Medsafe Advice

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 M² logo 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)


Education and Information

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.


Report a Problem

How to report quality and safety concerns with medicines and medical devices.

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