The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has published Drug Safety Update for March 2015 (PDF). This month there are two updates pertinent to primary care.
A new e-learning module for corticosteroids has been created that aims to help clinicians understand how to identify, manage and avoid the
important side effects of these valuable and widely prescribed medicines - vital knowledge for optimising the use of corticosteroids.
Readers are also encouraged to report misleading medicines advertisements. Reports can be made to the MHRA at firstname.lastname@example.org or Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA) at email@example.com.
Action: Clinicians should be aware of this month's new guidance and implement any necessary changes to practice.