Safety Notices

From time to time notices relating to the safety and/or quality of medicinal products are published by the Health Products Regulatory Authority

These notices are classified under several priority related 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. MIMS

The HPRA Drug Safety Newsletter is also published on a regular basis.

Date Title Type
21/10/2020 Medicinal Product shortages - update - 21 October 2020 Advisory
15/10/2020 HPRA MIMS Article October 2020 3rd Party Publications
14/10/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 14 October 2020 Advisory
07/10/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 7 October 2020 Advisory
02/10/2020 Various Abstral Products — Caution-in-use notification (CIUN) Warning
02/10/2020 Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) Meeting Highlights 3rd Party Publications
30/09/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 30 September 2020 Advisory
23/09/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 23 September 2020 Advisory
16/09/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 16 September 2020 Advisory
14/09/2020 HPRA IMF Article September 2020 3rd Party Publications