Important Updates

The items below are important updates in our site pages which are duplicated here for your convenience.

1. European Commission final, legal decision on the EMA Review

 

https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/referral/quinolone-fluoroquinolone-article-31-referral-disabling-potentially-permanent-side-effects-lead_en.pdf

The above PDF document from the EMA is the final text that was approved and made legally binding by the European Commission on 11 March 2019.

The original version of this item is in our Links & Resources page, in the section "EMA Review".

2. MHRA Drug Safety Update and Central Alert

* * * NEW, issued on 21 March 2019 * * *

MHRA Drug Safety Alert (DSU)

https://www.gov.uk/drug-safety-update/fluoroquinolone-antibiotics-new-restrictions-and-precautions-for-use-due-to-very-rare-reports-of-disabling-and-potentially-long-lasting-or-irreversible-side-effects

MHRA Central Alert

https://www.cas.mhra.gov.uk/ViewandAcknowledgment/ViewAlert.aspx?AlertID=102852

The original version of this item is in our Links & Resources page, in the section "MHRA".