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Category list : Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

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  • Bottle of pills with the word ALERT! superimposed on top

    MHRA correction for Abraxane drug recall Subscription

    9 NOV 2009 10:30

    The wrong batch of Abraxane (paclitaxel albumin; Abraxis) powder for suspension for infusion, 5mg/ml in single 50ml vials, was named for recall in an alert issued last Thursday (5 November 2009).

  • MHRA:?not here just to approve artwork Subscription

    23 MAY 2012

    From Miss J. MacDonald, MRPharmSIn response to the letter from J. Paul Smith to the PJ (12 May 2012, p589), I want to correct some factual inaccuracies.

  • ‘Debranding’ of branded products Subscription

    17 JUL 2015 11:05 By Mark Burdon

    For some years now, certain manufacturers have been removing the brand name of a medicine and relaunching the product as a generic — so called “debranding”. The aim of this exercise is to circumvent the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) and allow the manufacturer to increase the price to the NHS.

  • The worst outbreak of the fatal haemorrhagic Ebola virus disease started in the West African country Guinea, infected 17,942 individuals and killed 6,388 people as of 16 December

    2014: The Pharmaceutical Journal's news in review Subscription

    18 DEC 2014

    Looking back at some of the biggest news stories from the past year. 

  • Newborn baby

    Adverse drug reactions underreported in children aged under two years

    12 SEP 2016 16:53 By Emma Wilkinson

    Researchers have questioned the effectiveness of the MHRA’s Yellow Card scheme after receiving a low number of reports involving infants aged under two years.

  • Non-small cell lung carcinoma NSCLC

    Alectinib reduces CNS progression in NSCLC

    8 SEP 2017 14:43

    Data from two clinical trials have shown that second-generation ALK inhibitor alectinib (Alecensa, Roche) reduces central nervous system progression in ALK-positive non-small cell lung carcinoma.

  • Matt Hancock

    All opioid medicines to contain clear warnings about addiction, health secretary announces

    29 APR 2019 16:16 By Julia Robinson

    All opioid medicines will need to carry prominent warnings about the risk of addiction, health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, has announced.

  • Amoxicillin drug alert Subscription

    25 JUL 2014 17:52

    A class 2 drug alert has been issued for three batches of amoxicillin sodium 500mg powder for solution for injection from Wockhardt: 1WA4002, 1WA4003, 1WA4004. This is further to the class 4 drug alert issued last week due to additional reports of injection site reactions ...

  • Amoxicillin in infants drug alert Subscription

    18 JUL 2014 0:00

    A class four drug alert, caution in use, has been issued for amoxicillin sodium 250mg, 500mg and 1mg powder for solution for injection from Wockhardt. This is due to a number of reports of extravasation and injection site reactions in infants less than one year old and the medicine should not be used in these patients.

  • Diagnosing epilepsy in children and strategies for the selection of appropriate drug treatments. In the image, a 9-year old girl in a magnetoencephalograph (MEG) scanner, which is used to detect neurological disorders such as epilepsy

    Antiepileptic drug treatment in children Subscription

    2 DEC 2015 14:03 By Richard Appleton

    Diagnosing epilepsy in children and strategies for selecting appropriate drug treatments.

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