EMA advises continued use of medicines for hypertension, heart or kidney disease during COVID-19 pandemic

27 March 2020 - EMA is aware of recent media reports and publications which question whether some medicines, for instance ...

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Reports of epilepsy drug harm increase 30-fold since PHARMAC switches brands

7 March 2020 - Reports of people harmed while taking epilepsy drugs is 30 times what it was before PHARMAC ...

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Bipolar disorder patients suffer 'terrible' side effects after PHARMAC drug brand switch

25 January 2020 - A woman with bipolar disorder says she was "crying everyday" and having thoughts of suicide after ...

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Epilepsy deaths: level of risk in medication brand switch unclear, study says

17 January 2020 - Five deaths in people with epilepsy following a brand switch may be part of an under-represented level ...

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PHARMAC epilepsy drug process questions

10 January 2020 - There are many unanswered questions about PHARMAC's decision to fund only one brand of the epilepsy ...

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Abuses of FDA regulatory procedures - the case of Suboxone

8 January 2020 - The manufacturer of brand-name buprenorphine products exploited various FDA regulatory procedures to impede market entry of generic ...

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'The public deserves to know why' - National intensifies calls for inquiry into PHARMAC after fifth death linked to epilepsy drug Logem

2 January 2020 - The National Party has intensified its call for a ministerial inquiry into PHARMAC's decision to switch ...

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FDA’s deadline problem?

3 January 2020 - Rush to meet end-of-year drug-approval deadlines leads to more adverse effects, new study shows. ...

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PHARMAC brand switch: man driving through Waterview Tunnel blacked out

18 December 2019 - An Auckland man had a seizure and blacked out as he drove through Auckland's Waterview Tunnel after ...

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Calls for answers about PHARMAC delay after epilepsy deaths

17 December 2019 - The Opposition is calling for answers from the Government about why it took two weeks for ...

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PHARMAC knew of epilepsy deaths for weeks but stayed silent

17 December 2019 - PHARMAC knew for more than two weeks that three deaths had been linked to its epilepsy ...

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Six-year review shows success of the EU signal management system in improving safe use of medicines

11 December 2019 - In the first six years since the implementation of the 2012 EU pharmacovigilance legislation, the EU ...

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PHARMAC says it welcomes a joint inquiry into four deaths - which have all been linked to the anti-epileptic drug, Logem

6 December 2019 - Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall made the announcement today. ...

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Epilepsy patients angry at being told symptoms all in their heads

5 December 2019 - PHARMAC funded research into whether people with epilepsy were imagining side effects from a medicine brand change ...

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PHARMAC funded video downplays side effects of drug linked to four unexplained deaths, epilepsy patients say

5 December 2019 - Epilepsy patients are upset about a PHARMAC funded video which they say downplays the side effects of ...

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