News of considerable importance to patient safety
New report on adverse reactions reported with tramadol for pain relief
| 20 December 2018 |
The Danish Medicines Agency has received 830 reports of suspected adverse reactions with tramadol since the medicine was marketed in March 1993. 155 of them describe symptoms of dependence. This follows from a report that has just been published. In 2017, about 265,000 individuals received treatment with tramadol in Denmark.
Three research projects to increase our knowledge of medicinal cannabis
| 01 November 2018 |
Three projects have just been granted funds to give us more knowledge about the efficacy of medicinal cannabis. A total of DKK 5 million have been distributed of the funds that were appropriated by the negotiating parliamentary parties under the special funds agreement 2018-2021 to accumulate scientific knowledge of medicinal cannabis.
Small increased risk of certain types of skin cancer associated with the use of hydrochlorothiazide
| 30 October 2018 |
There is a small increased risk of developing basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma in long-term use of blood pressure medicine containing hydrochlorothiazide. This follows from a review of new studies and available data undertaken by the European Medicines Agency, EMA.
Safer prescription of blood thinning agents
| 04 September 2018 |
A collaboration between pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and authorities has eliminated a common cause of dosing errors involving blood thinning agents.
DKMA Update June 2018
| 03 July 2018 |
In this issue of DKMA Update you can read about new rules on private individuals' import of medicines, Danish Medicines Agency being key driver in European solution for complex clinical trials and much more.
DKMA Update March 2018
| 28 March 2018 |
In this issue of DKMA Update you can read about evidence; changes to Tramadol’s summary of product characteristics; inspections of the sale of OTC medicines outside pharmacies and much more
Be aware of rare but possible risk of liver injury in medical treatment of fibroids
| 15 February 2018 |
The Danish Medicines Agency recommends doctors not to start any new patients on the medicine Esmya (ulipristal) because of a rare, but possible, risk of developing serious liver injury.