Notifications about medicines to healthcare professionals

  • Opioid use in Denmark is decreasing

    | 04 November 2020 |

    Total sales of opioids have decreased by more than 20 per cent in the past four years, and there are now fewer Danes who use the most common type of opioid, tramadol. So reveals two new studies from the Danish Health Data Authority and the Danish Medicines Agency.

  • Dexamethasone can be used for the treatment of certain COVID-19 patients

    | 25 September 2020 |

    Dexamethasone can be used for the treatment of hospitalised COVID-19 patients requiring supplemental oxygen. This has been confirmed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) after a review of the results from the so-called RECOVERY study on the use of dexamethasone in the treatment of COVID-19.

  • Suspension paracetamol for children no longer prescription-only

    | 15 June 2020 |

    The Danish Medicines Agency has now lifted part of its restriction on the sale of suspension paracetamol for children, implying that the medicine can once again be bought over the counter from a pharmacy.

  • The Danish Medicines Agency will be closed on 22 May 2020

    | 18 May 2020 |

    The Danish Medicines Agency will be closed on 22 May 2020, the day after Ascension Day. However, we process urgent applications for compassionate use permits (applications for dispensing of non-marketed medicines manufactured by pharmaceutical companies).

  • Compassionate use permit for Remdesivir

    | 05 May 2020 |

    The Danish Medicines Agency would like to inform you that it is possible to apply for a general compassionate use permit for Remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19 patients who cannot be included in one of the protocol-based clinical trials that are currently being conducted in Denmark.

  • EMA clarifies use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

    | 02 April 2020 |

    Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine must only be used for COVID-19 in clinical trials or national emergency use programmes in COVID-19 patients whose condition is critical, says the European Medicines Agency, EMA.

  • Henstilling om, hvordan præparatet remdesivir skal bruges til behandling af COVID-19 i såkaldt compassionate use-programs i EU

    Under et ekstraordinært møde, der blev afholdt den 2. april 2020, gav det europæiske medicinalagentur EMA's humane lægemiddeludvalg (CHMP) henstillinger om, hvordan præparatet remdesivir skal bruges til behandling af COVID-19 i såkaldt compassionate use-programs i EU, dvs. via udleveringstilladelser.

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