This section includes current and historic:
- drug alerts on defective medicines
- medical device alerts and their predecessors
- safety warnings and messages about medicines, including letters sent to health professionals.
Latest safety warnings, alerts and recalls
18 Dec 2014 | Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Ebixa 5mg/pump actuation 50ml and 100ml bottle manufactured by Lundbeck Limited
Lundbeck Limited is recalling specific batches of Ebixa 5mg/pump actuation 50ml and 100ml bottles because of a fault with some of the pump devices which may result in suboptimal dosage of the product.
18 Dec 2014 | Medical device alert: IW900-series infant warmers - Risk of serious injury to the infant in the warmer
(Fisher and Paykel Healthcare) Heater head may partially detach due to manufacturing fault where the nut securing the heater head may break. (MDA/2014/048)
17 Dec 2014 | Medical Device Alert: Autopen insulin pen injection devices manufacturerd by Owen Mumford Ltd (MDA/2014/047)
This medical device alert has been issued due to the risk of hyperglycaemia, which could lead to immediate and long-term deterioration of health.
This medical device alert has been issued due to counterfeit ultrasound transducers having been supplied to 2 hospitals.
05 Dec 2014 | Medical Device Alert: Central Venous Catheters: Multicath Expert 5 Lumen (9.5FG/16cm) manufactured by Vygon (MDA/2014/045R)
This MDA has been reissued to amend the national supply code for England on page 2.
03 Dec 2014 | Class 4 Drug Alert (caution in use): Heparin Sodium 100IU/ml I.V. flush solution distributed by Kent Pharmaceuticals Ltd on behalf of Fannin (UK) Limited (EL (14)A/18)
Fannin (UK) Limited has notified us of an error on the cartons of all batches distributed since 12 November 2014.
02 Dec 2014 | Medical Device Alerts - monthly lists and yearly reviews
A month-by-month list of MDAs that we have issued in 2014, and lists of archived MDAs.
26 Nov 2014 | Medical Device Alert: Mains power lead used with Omnifuse syringe pumps (all models).Part number 0151-0651. Manufactured by Smiths Medical International Ltd. (MDA/2014/044)
This medical device alert is being issued due to the risk of interruption or delay in therapy due to incorrect design of the mains lead supplied by Smiths Medical.
25 Nov 2014 | Class 2 medicines recall (action within 48 hours): Mitoxantrone 2mg/ml Concentrate for Solution for Infusion manufactured by Hospira UK Limited
Hospira UK Limited is recalling the above batches due to a number of confirmed out of specification test results obtained during stability studies.
25 Nov 2014 | Medical Device Alert: Gel-E Donut and Squishon 2 neonatal and paediatric support devices manufactured by Philips Healthcare (Children’s Medical Ventures) (MDA/2014/043)
This MDA has been issued due to the risk of infection, breathing difficulties and allergic reactions.