The purpose of these notices relating to the safety and/or quality of medicinal products is to update users and health care professionals of important changes to medicines, and to explain the reasons for those changes. The notices are classified under a number of categories and may relate to human and veterinary medicines, or medical devices.
The issues covered by these notices will range from quality defect information and medicinal product safety information through to updated information on the appropriate usage of medicines or devices.
Notices are categorised in accordance with their importance at time of publication.
The four notice categories are outlined as follows:
- Advisory Routine safety information
- Warning Urgent safety information
- Recall Urgent safety information relating to a product recall
- Publications General safety information provided by the HPRA for publication via 3rd parties e.g. EMA