DHPC – Encepur N, Encepur N Kinder, Td-pur

Naturkautschuklatex in der Nadelschutzkappe der Fertigspritze mit fixer Injektionsnadel


DHPC – Information on leaking syringes of various GSK vaccines

GlaxoSmithKline AG has provided information on syringe leaks that may occur with various vaccines during reconstitution or administration.


DHPC – Vancomycin

Vancomycin: Einschränkungen der Indikationen für die orale Anwendung sowie neues angepasstes Dosierungsschema nach Alter und Gewicht für die intravenöse Anwendung


Swissmedic Journal

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Swissmedic Journal März 2018


Batch recall – Prednison Streuli, Tabletten 1 mg

Rückzug der Chargen 1700261AA, 1700262AA und 1700263AA bis auf Stufe Detailhandel

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Supplement 9.4 of the European Pharmacopoeia in force

The Institute Council brings the Supplement 9.4 of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur., 9th Edition) into force as at 1 April 2018 [information available in French and German].

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Reporting undesirable effects

Medical devices
Reporting incidents & FSCAs


Doctor writing a medical prescription

New forms for prescription of narcotics by medical professionals

The forms for prescription of narcotics by medical professionals have been amended. The form is now trilingual. The new form pads are delivered to cantons ordering them after
15 November 2017.

Swissmedic Vigilance News; Arzneimittelsicherheit bei Humanarzneimitteln, Impfstoffen, Blutprodukten und Tierarzneimitteln

Vigilance-News Edition 19
In this edition:

  • Ferjol's asthenia" syndrome: a pathomimetic disorder
  • Statin-associated immune-mediated necrotising myopathy (IMNM) – New Swiss cases
  • Signals: denosumab, minocycline
  • Drug safety: Shared responsibility
  • Statistical Review 2016

Guideline on medicines and the Internet

Numerous vendors advertise the sale of medicines online and people’s mailboxes are frequently inundated with offers of this kind. Your health may be endangered by purchasing medicines online from unreliable sources!

Swissmedic, Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products


Swissmedic – for therapeutic products you can trust

Swissmedic is the Swiss authority responsible for the authorisation and supervision of therapeutic products. Swissmedic's activities are based on the Law on Therapeutic Products.

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What are the tasks of Swissmedic in the area of medical devices?

What is a medical device? How do medical devices come onto the market? How do you recognise a medical device? Based on examples, our videos answer these and a number of other questions.