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Recent Alerts & Recalls

No difference in risk between HandiHaler and Respimat Formats
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has advised healthcare professionals that there is no significant difference in the risk of death from any cause between Spiriva (tiot...

Safety concerns expressed with new antibiotic
Clinigen has written to healthcare professionals to advise them about safety concerns associated with the use of Vibativ (telavancin) and how to minimise the risk to patients. Vibativ should not be...

Skin cancer drug causes birth defects
Roche Products has written to healthcare professionals to remind them that Erivedge (vismodegib) can cause birth defects and should not be used in pregnancy, and also to inform them of an increased...

Alert: Eye ointment recalled over impurities
As a precaution, GlaxoSmithKline is recalling Zovirax (aciclovir) Eye Ointment 4.5 grams. This is because batches of one ingredient were found to contain metal particles that were outside the uppe...

Nausea medicine now only available on prescription
Following a safety review, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has ruled that domperidone (Motilium) will now be available as a prescription only medicine (POM) and can n...

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