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Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

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The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte, BfArM) is an independent federal higher authority within th … More

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Medicinal Products

Medicinal products are substances that are used to treat diseases, to relieve complaints, or to prevent such diseases or complaints in the first place. More

Federal Opium Agency

Federal Opium Agency

The Bundesopiumstelle (Federal Opium Agency) is one of 13 departments at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices. More

Medical Devices

Medical Devices

Medical devices are products that have a medical purpose and are intended by the manufacturer for use in humans. More

Research

Research

Research at the BfArM concentrates on important and contemporary research focal points with regard to the marketing authorisation of medicinal products and improving … More

About us

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte, BfArM) is an independent federal higher authority within th … More

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Risk information on
medicinal products

2015.05.04Gilenya® (fingolimod): First reported case of progressive multifocal …

The company Novartis Pharma GmbH is circulating information on the first case report of PML in a patient taking fingolimod for multiple sclerosis (MS) without previous treatment with …

2015.05.04Sustiva® (efavirenz) 30 mg/ml oral solution: Discontinuation and recommendation …

The company Bristol-Myers Squibb GmbH & Co. KGaA is circulating information on discontinuation of Sustiva® 30 mg/ml oral solution by the end of October 2015.

2015.05.04Imnovid® (pomalidomide): Risk of serious hepatotoxicity, interstitial lung …

The company Celgene GmbH is circulating safety information regarding reduction of the risk of serious hepatotoxicity, interstitial lung disease and cardiac failure.

2015.04.24Pulmozyme: Possibility of counterfeits of the medicinal product in the legal …

The BfArM has received information that counterfeits of the medicinal product Pulmozyme 2500 U/2.5 ml (nebuliser solution) are possibly on the market in Germany.

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Risk information on
medical devices

2015.01.29Advices for the application of NaCl basin liners

Advices for the application of NaCl basin liners

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2014.11.18Recommendations on the approach to patients with Riata and Riata ST leads (St.

The German Cardiac Society (DGK) has published recommendations regarding patients with silicone insulated defibrillation leads Riata and Riata ST of St. Jude Medical.

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2014.03.20Recommendation in relation to the recall of the intragastric balloon Heliosphere …

Recall of the intragastric balloon Heliosphere Newtech -Newtech 720.

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2013.08.27Weld control of the hoist Omnilift G2

Weld control of the hoist Omnilift G2 of the former manufacturer Weiner Innovative Medizintechnik

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