Danish Pharmacovigilance Update, 21 June 2012

03 August 2012

In this issue of Danish Pharmacovigilance Update:

  • Decrease in the number of intoxications and suicide attempts using drugs containing acetylsalicylic acid or paracetamol (front page)
  • Information on adverse drug reaction (ADR) reports in the European ADR database will become generally available (pp 3-5)
  • Report of development of irreversible polyneuropathy in patients treated with products containing vincristine (p 5)
  • Lamotrigine does not appear to increase the risk of sudden unexpected death in patients with epilepsy (pp 5-6)
  • Product information for Pradaxa® will be updated for patients and doctors in order to minimise the risk of bleeding (p 7)
  • Use of medicines containing pioglitazone and risk of developing bladder cancer (p 8)
  • Childhood vaccinations and adverse reactions in the first quarter of 2012 (pp 9-11)
  • New studies on antidepressants (p 12)
  • Next issue of Danish Pharmacovigilance Update will be published in August (p 12)

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