The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) provided safety warnings on COVID-19 vaccines, and found no evidence linking Zynteglo to blood cancer.
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EMA Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC)
The European Medicines Agency (EMA)’s drug safety committee (PRAC) concluded three safety signal reviews, two for COVID-19 interventions, at its June meeting.
In its May meeting, the EMA’s drug safety committee (PRAC) concluded two safety signal reviews for COVID-19 vaccines and began several more.
The EMA’s drug safety committee has concluded that the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine is safe for continued use, so Johnson & Johnson will resume shipments to the EU.
In the April meeting the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee began two new reviews of adverse events that could be caused by COVID-19 vaccines.
Several countries have temporarily stopped the use of the vaccine while reports of blood clots are investigated by the EMA’s pharmacovigilance committee and other authorities.
The EMA’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) began two new reviews and wrote guidance for healthcare professionals on the potential side effects of Strimvelis, Venclyxto and Zolgensma.
The EMA recommends updating the product information for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine after confirming a link between these medicines and psychiatric disorders.
The EMA's PRAC has recommended the revocation of the marketing authorisation for ulipristal acetate, after a review confirmed liver injury caused by the medicine.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said its assessment of the conditional marketing authorisation (CMA) application will be performed under a reduced timeframe, with a decision potentially delivered in weeks.
The research will identify sources of data to monitor coverage and effectiveness, and support pharmacovigilance of COVID-19 vaccines once they are approved.
The EMA has suggested that the safety information be updated for HRT, to reflect a higher risk of breast cancer and recommends new measures for the handling of leuprorelin depot medicines.
The EMA has announced that reports of NSAIDs like ibuprofen making the COVID-19 coronavirus worse have no scientific basis.