Project Orbis: quicker access to promising cancer treatments

Scientific analysis confirms successful Swissmedic participation in international initiative to expedite access to innovative cancer drugs


Swissmedic Vigilance News Edition 32

In this edition:
• Paclitaxel-induced cystoid macular oedema
• Chemotherapy-associated severe hypertriglyceridaemia
• Spider-like skin reactions following bortezomib (Velcade®)
• Potential increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) in children whose fathers were treated with valproate


Daptomycin and eosinophilic pneumonia

Learning from adverse reaction reports – cases from pharmacovigilance


DHPC – Entocort CIR (Budesonidum)

Fehlerhafte Dosierungsangabe im französischen Text der Packungsbeilage für die Langzeitanwendung zur Erhaltung der Remission bei Morbus Crohn


Regulatory & Beyond 2024

Save the Date (26 November 2024)


Publication with Swissmedic involvement on the risk assessment of nitrosamine impurities

Scientific article on the development and application of the "Carcinogenic Potency Categorisation Approach" (CPCA) published


HPC – Mydocalm (Tolperison)

Tolperison: Einschränkung der Indikation und das Risiko von Überempfindlichkeitsreaktionen


Bedarfsabklärung für Monographien

zu wässrigen Iod-Lösungen der Ph. Helv.

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Holidaying in Switzerland

Which medications can be imported into Switzerland in which quantities?
Information on the entry requirements with medicinal products

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Reporting of ADRs by healthcare professionals

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New medical devices regulations

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Revision of the MedDO and the IvDO
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Medical devices: List of Field Safety Corrective Actions (FSCA) and recalls

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