MHRA Drug Safety Update August 2023

A new Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) Drug Safety Update (Vol 17 Issue 1 August 2023) has been published and includes articles on:

  • Fluoroquinolone antibiotics: reminder of the risk of disabling and potentially long-lasting or irreversible side effects
  • Methotrexate: advise patients to take precautions in the sun to avoid photosensitivity reactions
  • Valproate: re-analysis of study on risks in children of men taking valproate
  • Letters and medicine recalls sent to healthcare professionals in Juky 2023.

To see the latest MHRA Drug Safety Updates in full, visit the website.

Pharmacy owners are reminded of the requirement to complete the 2023 workforce survey, which is a mandatory requirement for all pharmacy owners. The survey will close on Sunday 17th December 2023.

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