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Drug Safety Update: Volume 1, Issue 9, April 2008

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Type: Publication
Series No: Volume 1, Issue 9
Audience: Healthcare professionals
Published: 7 April 2008
Format: Electronic only
Size: A4
Pages: 10
Price: Free
Author: MHRA
Copyright: Crown

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In this issue:

Drug safety advice

  • Hormonal contraceptives: cervical cancer - latest evidence
  • Combined hormonal contraceptives: venous thromboembolism - update
  • Cyproterone acetate with ethinylestradiol (co-cyprindiol): recommended duration of use
  • Carbamazepine: genetic testing in some Asian populations

Yellow Card scheme update

  • New addition to the Yellow Card scheme - the online reporting form

Hot topic

  • Advising patients about safe use of herbal medicines - new help available

Stop Press

  • Updated advice - Over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for children
  • Combined oral contraceptives: prevention of ovarian cancer
  • Antidepressants: suicidal thoughts and behaviour - summary report
  • Clove oil: life-threatening reactions on overdose

Other information from the MHRA

  • Patient Information Leaflet of the month
  • Regulation of unlicensed medicines: informal consultation


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