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Drug Safety Update: Volume 1, Issue 10, May 2008

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Type: Publication
Series No: Volume 1, Issue 10
Audience: Healthcare professionals
Published: 6 May 2008
Format: Electronic only
Size: A4
Pages: 10
Price: Free
Author: MHRA
Copyright: Crown

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In this issue:

Drug safety advice

  • Rimonabant (Acomplia): depression; psychiatric adverse reactions
  • Exenatide (Byetta): risk of acute pancreatitis

Yellow Card scheme update

  • Has this reaction been reported before? Finding out about suspected adverse drug reactions reported to the MHRA

Hot topic

  • Monitoring the safety of antiretroviral drugs

Stop Press

  • Abacavir and didanosine: results of D:A:D study
  • Enoxaparin (Clexane) contamination: advice for healthcare professionals

Other information from the MHRA

  • Intrathecal drug pumps
  • Patient Information Leaflet of the month: Vicks Sinex Soother Nasal Spray
  • Pregnancy testing: top tips leaflet

Page last modified: 06 May 2008