MHRA Drug Safety Update September 2020

MHRA Drug Safety Update September 2020

September 23, 2020

A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 14 Issue 2 September 2020) has been published and includes articles on:

  • Opioids: risk of dependence and addiction
  • Transdermal fentanyl patches for non-cancer pain: do not use in opioid-naive patients
  • Methotrexate once-weekly for autoimmune diseases: new measures to reduce risk of fatal overdose due to inadvertent daily instead of weekly dosing
  • Insulins (all types): risk of cutaneous amyloidosis at injection site
  • Letters and drug alerts sent to healthcare professionals in August 2020 

To see the latest MHRA Drug Safety Updates in full, visit the website

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