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
01/07/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 1 July 2020 Advisory
25/06/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 25 June 2020 Advisory
17/06/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 17 June 2020 Advisory
10/06/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 10 June 2020 Advisory
03/06/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 3 June 2020 Advisory
27/05/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 27 May 2020 Advisory
20/05/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 20 May 2020 Advisory
13/05/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 13 May 2020 Advisory
06/05/2020 Medicinal Product Shortages - update - 6 May 2020 Advisory
29/04/2020 Letter to Pharmacists March 2020: Important Information relating to the Epilim Range of Products - Pregnancy Prevention Advisory