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MHRA launches Drug Safety Update

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has launched Drug Safety Update, a new monthly electronic bulletin containing the latest information and clinical advice from the MHRA. It is aimed at healthcare professionals and has been designed to allow rapid access to information relevant to an individual's area of clinical practice.

The first bulletin contains several drug safety advice articles (specified below) and information from the Yellow Card scheme, hot topics (including isotretinoin for severe acne and smoking cessation aids) and a reminder of the topics covered in recent letters to healthcare professionals and drug alerts.

  • Gadolinium-containing contrast agents and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
  • Extraneal and products that contain (or are metabolised to) maltose, xylose, or galactose: false glucose reading
  • Alpha-1-adrenoreceptor antagonists and intraoperative floppy iris syndrome
  • Cabergoline: risk of cardiovalvulopathy
  • Linezolid: restriction of indication
  • Dopamine agonists and pathological gambling, increased libido, and hypersexuality
  • Antidepressants and risk of suicidal behaviour

Action: This new monthly summary contains a wealth of drug safety information that all frontline clinicians will find useful. The option to receive a free e-mail notification when a new bulletin is published will provide a timely reminder for busy professionals.

Thanks to Rob Davies for spotting this launch.

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4 Comments to “MHRA launches Drug Safety Update”

  1. [...] The update also provides information about the forthcoming availability of the CKS Clinical Summaries through hand held devices and pointers to information about the new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Drug Safety Update. These updates will also be available via the KnowledgePlus section of the CKS site. [...]

    Pingback by Prescribing Advice For GPs » August CKS Update — September 20, 2007 #
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  2. […] and pointers to information about the new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Drug Safety Update. These updates will also be available via the KnowledgePlus section of the CKS […]

    Pingback by August CKS Update | Prescribing Advice For GPs — August 23, 2007 #
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  3. Credit where it's due! After running this site for 2 years now I'll take all the help I can get in finding articles to post 🙂

    Comment by Matthew Robinson — August 4, 2007 #
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  4. Nice to be given a bit of credit! As you say a wealth of drug safety information - a MUST.

    Comment by Rob Davies — August 2, 2007 #
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