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Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) safety notices

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CPE – A Public Health Emergency

What does this mean for general practitioners? » read more

HPRA concerns about patients sourcing PrEP meds online

Dr Fiona Lyons, National Clinical Lead for Sexual Health, has highlighted concerns expressed by the HPRA about patients sourcing Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medicines online and made recommendations for GPs. » read more

New Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017 – Advice for GP prescribing

The most significant effect of the new regulations is in relation to benzodiazepines and z-drugs. » read more

Continuing vigilance for invasive infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera in patients with a history of open heart surgery

Mycobacterium chimaera is a slow-growing, environmental non-tuberculosis mycobacterium (NTM). » read more

Changes to Lucozade Energy, Ribena and Orangina: Important changes for Health Care Professionals

Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) is reducing the sugars and carbohydrate levels of their drinks by approximately 50%. » read more

HPSC notice: Norovirus upsurge alert

Noroviral infection (also known as winter vomiting bug) is a feature of the medical landscape every winter. » read more

IHR alert: Extensive outbreak of diphtheria in Venezuela

On 29 November 2016, the IHR National Focal Point (NFP) of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela updated PAHO / WHO on the situation of diphtheria in the country. » read more

Health Protection Surveillance Centre guidance for preventing the sexual transmission of Zika virus infection

Issued on 9 November 2016 » read more

Zika virus - information for members

Sixth update, 20 May 2016 » read more

HSE: Infectious disease assessment for migrants – now available as an online toolkit

Guidance on infectious disease assessment for migrants is now available as a user-friendly toolkit on the HPSC website. » read more

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