MHRA Drug Safety Update October 2019

MHRA Drug Safety Update October 2019

October 21, 2019

A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 13 Issue 3 October 2019) has been published and includes articles on:

  • Ingenol mebutate gel (Picato▼): increased incidence of skin tumours seen in some clinical studies
  • Nivolumab (Opdivo): reports of cytomegalovirus (CMV) gastrointestinal infection or reactivation
  • Prescribing medicines in renal impairment: using the appropriate estimate of renal function to avoid the risk of adverse drug reactions
  • Adrenaline auto-injectors: recent action taken to support safety
  • Letters and drug alerts sent to healthcare professionals in September 2019
  • Medical Device Alerts issued in September 2019

To see the latest MHRA Drug Safety Update in full, visit the GOV.uk website.



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