Industry News - Tag: Medsafe

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Regulatory in brief | Norway, US, New Zealand

29 March 2021

The Norwegian Medicines Agency (NoMA) is postponing some non-prescription medicines work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US has a new secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and New Zealand’s Medsafe has announced changes affecting medicines containing paracetamol.

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New Zealand sticks by pholcodine recommendation

16 December 2020

New Zealand’s Medicines Classification Committee (MCC) is sticking by its recommendation that pholcodine should be reverse-switched from pharmacy-only to pharmacist-only status. The MCC has also made recommendations on fexofenadine, flurbiprofen and ibuprofen.

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Regulatory in brief | opioids, pholcodine, Arthrem

23 September 2020

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has introduced stronger warnings for prescribed and OTC medicines containing opioids, while New Zealand’s Medsafe is to reconsider a recent recommendation for pholcodine and has reached a settlement over Arthrem.

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