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Drug Safety Update: Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2009

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Type: Publication
Series No: 3
Audience: Healthcare professionals
Published: 7 October 2009
Format: Electronic only
Size: A4
Price: Free
Author: MHRA
Copyright: Crown

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In this issue

Drug safety advice

  • Ceftriaxone: incompatibility with calcium-containing solutions—updated advice
  • High-dose cyproterone acetate: potential risk of (multiple) meningiomas

    Yellow Card Scheme update
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation programme—first year safety review

Hot topics

  • Smoking and smoking cessation: clinically significant interactions with commonly used medicines
  • Aspirin: not licensed for primary prevention of thrombotic vascular disease

Stop press

  • Varenicline and suicidal behaviour: cohort study provides some reassurance

Other information from the MHRA

  • Patient Information Leaflet of the month: medicines used in tuberculosis

Page last modified: 08 October 2009