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New Prescriber Update edition published

We've published the latest edition of Prescriber Update.

This edition includes medicine safety information for chloramphenicol eye drops, omalizumab, denosumab and cinacalcet, and more. You can also take the Prescriber Update quiz.

Prescriber Update Vol. 42 No. 4 - December 2021

News and Events

Date Type Title
10/1/2022NoticesNotice of Medsafe Office Closure Christmas/New Year 2021/2022
2/12/2021PublicationsPrescriber Update Vol. 42 No. 4 – December 2021
24/11/2021COVID-19 Adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines: Safety Report #36 – 6 November 2021
22/11/2021COVID-19For health care professionals: Distinguishing between Thrombosis and Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia (TTS) following COVID-19 vaccinations (PDF, 291 KB, 3 pages)
19/11/2021CommitteesAgenda for the 188th Medicines Adverse Reaction Committee meeting - 2 December 2021
18/11/2021Dear Healthcare Professional LetterUpdate on tenecteplase supply shortage
18/11/2021COVID-19Information for consumers: What is Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS)? (PDF 306 KB, 2 pages)
17/11/2021Monitoring CommunicationMenstrual disorders and unexpected vaginal bleeding – Comirnaty (Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine)
17/11/2021Monitoring CommunicationCOVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy: no safety concerns with Comirnaty (Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine)
17/11/2021COVID-19 Adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines: Safety Report #35 – 30 October 2021
15/11/2021Alert CommunicationConsent to distribute medicines containing bufexamac was revoked on 9 November 2021
10/11/2021COVID-19 Adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines: Safety Report #34 – 23 October 2021
3/11/2021CommitteesMinutes of 187th Medicines Adverse Reaction Committee meeting - 9 September 2021
3/11/2021COVID-19 Adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines: Safety Report #33 – 16 October 2021
28/10/2021COVID-19Press release: Medsafe renews COVID-19 vaccine provisional approval
27/10/2021COVID-19 Adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines: Safety Report #32 – 9 October 2021
20/10/2021CommitteesComments on agenda items for the 67th meeting of the Medicines Classification Committee to be held on 26 October 2021
20/10/2021COVID-19 Adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines: Safety Report #31 – 2 October 2021
13/10/2021COVID-19 Adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines: Safety Report #30 – 25 September 2021
6/10/2021COVID-19 Adverse events following immunisation with COVID-19 vaccines: Safety Report #29 – 18 September 2021
6/10/2021NoticesMedsafe Performance Statistics 1 January to 30 June 2021 (PDF 290 KB, 13 pages)