The uploading of package leaflets via DKMAnet is closed in the period from September 10 to September 14
| 09 September 2021 |
As previously announced, there have been errors in the display of company names and marketing authorisation status for certain medicines on www.indlaegsseddel.dk . The Danish Medicines Agency is no
Status på behandlede indberetninger om formodede bivirkninger ved Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca), uge 36
| 09 September 2021 |
Lægemiddelstyrelsen har behandlet i alt 3.879 indberetninger om formodede bivirkninger ved Vaxzevria (AstraZenecas COVID-19-vaccine). De fleste er kendte og forbigående bivirkninger. Der er behandlet 11 tilfælde af anafylaksi. Tre tilfælde af det usædvanlige sygdomsbillede med lavt antal blodplader, blodpropper samt blødning vurderes at være relateret til vaccinen.
Endnu et fnatmiddel er kommet på markedet i Danmark
| 02 September 2021 |
Danish Medicines Agency investigates a case of inflammatory condition reported after COVID-19 vaccination
| 26 August 2021 |
In collaboration with the EMA, the Danish Medicines Agency is investigating whether the rare inflammatory condition of MIS-C, previously observed as an aftereffect of COVID-19 infection in children and adolescents, can also occur after vaccination. While no causality with the vaccine has been established, it cannot be excluded either.
Error in company names and marketing status at www.indlaegsseddel.dk
| 10 August 2021 |
The Danish Medicines Agency is aware that an incorrect company name and marketing status are shown for some medicines at www.indlaegsseddel.dk.
New campaign aimed at doctors: High-quality ADR reports make a difference
| 09 July 2021 |
The monitoring of the safety of COVID-19 vaccines over the last months has shown us just how important the reports on suspected side effects from doctors are. A new campaign to promote the quality of ADR reports submitted by doctors sets out to improve the monitoring of medicine safety even further.
Nine million packages of illegally sold medicines and medical devices seized in Operation Pangea
| 09 June 2021 |
This year’s global Interpol action Operation Pangea focused particularly on the illegal sale of medicines and medical devices related to COVID-19. In Denmark, the Danish Medicines Agency identified and reported 46 websites engaged in illicit sale of medicines and medical devices.
Members for the Medicinal Products Committee
| 02 June 2021 |
The Danish Medicines Agency invites interested parties to nominate members to the Medicinal Products Committee for the term of 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2025. Anyone can nominate members to the Medicinal Products Committee, and self-nomination is also possible.
New EU rules on medical devices set to strengthen patient safety
| 26 May 2021 |
Today new EU rules on medical devices enter into force. The new rules aim to strengthen patient safety and ensure that patients can benefit from new innovative devices. Medical devices cover anything from contact lenses to state-of-the-art surgical equipment.
Dean of Aarhus University to join the Danish Medicines Agency as new Director General
| 26 May 2021 |
The Ministry of Health has appointed Lars Bo Nielsen, Dean at Aarhus University, as Director General of the Danish Medicines Agency. Lars Bo Nielsen is a qualified doctor and has extensive leadership experience within both the health and science areas.
Danes know how vaccines work, but they underestimate how common mild side effects are
| 25 May 2021 |
A new population survey shows that Danes are generally well-informed when it comes to how COVID-19 vaccines prevent the disease. But almost half of Danes underestimate how many get mild, transient side effects, such as fever, after their COVID-19 vaccination.
More than one in two young people say the COVID-19 vaccine debate is characterised by misinformation
| 25 May 2021 |
In a new survey, more than half of the 16 to 34-year-olds find that the vaccine debate is characterised by misinformation, and that the tone is negative. The Danish Medicines Agency is now stepping up its ‘think before you share campaign’ (#TænkFørDuDeler) – a campaign encouraging people to check facts and to respect other people on social media.
New survey: Four in ten Danes would contact their doctor if they develop fever after COVID-19 vaccination
| 25 May 2021 |
Almost four in ten Danes say in a population survey that they would contact their doctor if they develop fever as a side effect after the COVID-19 vaccine jab. Theoretically, this corresponds to up to half a million Danes when everyone has been fully vaccinated.
Guidance on the implementation of decentralised elements in clinical trials with medicinal products is now available
| 04 May 2021 |
Decentralised clinical trials with medicinal products meet the patients, wherever they are, in a faster and more efficient process benefitting both patient, healthcare professionals and industry. It is therefore gratifying to be able to announce that another important milestone has been reached in the Danish Medicines Agency's project to ensure an up-to-date and robust regulatory framework for decentralisation of clinical trials.
Annual report of the Danish Medicines Agency: The COVID-19 pandemic had a considerable impact on our work in 2020.
| 26 April 2021 |
The year 2020 was a year like no other at the Danish Medicines Agency. Both internally and externally, the handling of COVID-19 had a decisive impact on much of our work. However, we managed to retain our European position and to carry through an important reinforcement of our IT landscape, so concludes the Danish Medicines Agency’s annual report for 2020.
EMA: Possible link between the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and unusual symptoms
| 21 April 2021 |
There is a possible link between the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and unusual symptoms with a combination of blood clots in unusual sites, low levels of blood platelets and several cases of bleeding. A few cases have been observed in the USA. The frequency of these unusual symptoms is still being investigated.
EMA to undertake a review of data as to the AstraZeneca vaccine’s efficacy in preventing COVID-19 disease
| 15 April 2021 |
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is undertaking a review of vaccination data of the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca. The review will include infection rates, hospitalisations, morbidity and mortality. The EMA will also prepare a recommendation for those who have received the first dose of the vaccine.
EMA: The AstraZeneca vaccine possibly causes rare, serious symptoms – but remains authorised for use
| 08 April 2021 |
An expert committee formed by the EMA has now concluded that it is possible that the rare cases of blood clots combined with low levels of platelets and bleeding are caused by the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. It is maintained, however, that the benefits of using the vaccine still outweigh any possible risks.
COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca: Investigations of blood clots with low numbers of platelets and bleeding continue in Denmark and in the EU
| 26 March 2021 |
The EMA is convening an expert group on 29 March to provide input to the continued investigation of blood clot cases, including the very rare cases of blood clots accompanied by low numbers of platelets in people vaccinated with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca.
Status on reviewed reports of suspected side effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca after vaccination of more than 140,000 Danes
| 25 March 2021 |
More than 140,000 Danes have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca. As of 23 March 2021, a total of 499 reports of suspected side effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca have been reviewed. Most of these side effects are known and transient in nature. Eight cases of anaphylaxis have been treated. The drug regulatory authorities are presently investigating reports of the very rare and unusual symptoms of a low level of platelets, blood clots in small and large vessels and bleeding.