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This section provides details of new items added to the site as well as a full archive of our press releases and statements.
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Latest news and press releases
The MHRA is coordinating a three year EU-wide pharmacovigilance project to help member states meet the requirements of the new pharmacovigilance legislation.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today published a company led drug recall for specific cough and cold medicines made by Boots UK and purchased since September 2013 following a precautionary recall by the pharmacy-led retailer asking patients to check their medicines.
The National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), a centre of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), today announced it is coordinating a European project to speed up the development of ways to combat a number of poverty related diseases
22 Nov 2013 | Press statement: MHRA responds to European Medicines Agency review conclusions about combined hormonal contraceptives
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has completed its review of combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) and concluded that their benefits in preventing unwanted pregnancies continues to outweigh the risks, and that the known risk of thromboembolism (blood clots in arteries or veins) is small.
20 Nov 2013 | Press release: Medicines watchdog takes further action to protect public from unlicensed herbal medicines
In a move to help people buy and use safe herbal medicines that meet acceptable standards of safety and quality, the MHRA has announced that from 30 April 2014, all manufactured herbal medicines will have to be authorised in order to be sold and supplied lawfully in the UK.
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This section of the site includes press releases and statements issued by the MHRA.