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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 have released a statement on Hydroxyethyl Starch (HES) containing solutions.
The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency has recommended that codeine-containing medicines should only be used in children over 12 years old to treat acute (short lived) moderate pain, and only if it cannot be relieved by other painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.
14 Jun 2013 | Press statement: MHRA responds to European Medicines Agency recommendation on diclofenac
The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency has recommended that patients with serious underlying heart conditions, such as heart failure, heart disease, circulatory problems or a previous heart attack or stroke should not use diclofenac.
14 Jun 2013 | MHRA press statement on Ranbaxy
Statement on Ranbaxy following from the US justice department announcing that Ranbaxy USA Inc. a subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories limited had pleaded guilty to felony charges relating to the manufacture and distribution of adulterated drugs made at two facilities in India.
12 Jun 2013 | Press release: UK moves towards safe and effective electronic cigarettes and other nicotine-containing products
All nicotine-containing products (NCPs), such as electronic cigarettes, are to be regulated as medicines in a move to make these products safer and more effective to reduce the harms of smoking.
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This section of the site includes press releases and statements issued by the MHRA.