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MHRA Drug Safety Update February 2019

Date issued 18th February 2019 A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 12 Issue 7¬† February 2019:1) has been published and includes articles on: Carbimazole: Increased risk of congenital malformations; strengthened advice on contraception. Carbimazole: risk of acute pancreatitis. SGLT2 inhibitiors: reports of Fournier’s gangrene (necrotising fasciitis of the...

15 hours ago

Class 4 MHRA Drug Alert – Atropine Sulfate 3mg/10ml Solution for injection in pre-filled syringe (Laboratoire Aguettant)

Drug Alert No: EL (19) A/05 Date Issued: 18th February 2019 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 drug alert for certain batches of Atropine Sulfate 3mg/10ml Solution for Injection in pre-filled syringe (Laboratoire Aguettant) Atropine Sulfate 3mg/10ml Solution for injection in pre-filled syringe. (Laboratoire Aguettant) PL 14434/0016 Batch Number...

17 hours ago

PSNC agrees strategic plan for 2019/20 at latest meeting

The PSNC Committee held the first of its new-style quarterly meetings this month, and agreed its plan for 2019/20. The Committee held important discussions on the NHS Long Term Plan, Brexit contingency planning, price concessions, service updates, and of course the commitment to Primary Care Networks (PCNs) made in the GP funding deal. The Committee...

18 hours ago

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UNLICENSED MEDICINES CERTIFICATES OF CONFORMITY / CERTIFICATES OF ANALYSIS

Following discussions between the West Yorkshire CCGs and NHS England (West Yorkshire Area Team), it has been agreed that the Area Team no longer wish to receive Certificates Of Conformity from West Yorkshire pharmacies. It is recognised that this is a contractual obligation for pharmacies, however NHS England (West Yorkshire Area Team) undertake not to apply any contractual sanction in relation to Certificates Of Conformity if pharmacies choose not to send them in.  Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire is aware of this agreement.

In making this undertaking, NHS England (West Yorkshire Area Team) do reserve the right to re-instate the submission of Certificates Of Conformity in the future should any concerns be raised about the quality of medicinal products supplied, or to review those certificates held by any particular pharmacy where issues may occur.