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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

Medical Products

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

2014.04.15Medicinal products containing metoclopramide: Realisation of the EU Commission's …

On 20 December 2013, the European Commission decided that high dose medicinal products containing metoclopramide should be removed from the market.

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2014.04.03Combined hormonal contraceptives: Realisation of the EU Commission's …

In its notice of 31 March 2014, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has ruled the realisation of the corresponding implementing decisions of the EU Commission K(2014)307 of 16 …

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2014.04.01Dihydroergotamine and dihydroergotoxine: Realisation of the EU Commission's …

In its notice dated 27 November 2013 for medicinal products with the active substance dihydroergotamine as well as its notice of 18 March 2014 for medicinal products with the active substance …

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2014.03.27Dear Doctor Letter (Rote-Hand-Brief) on medicinal products containing …

The company Sigma-Tau Arzneimittel GmbH is circulating information that there are several indications for which medicinal products with the active substance dihydroergotoxine must no longer be …

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Risk information on
medical devices

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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2013.03.12IV extension sets with multiple ports and vented caps

BfArM informs about the potential risk of air embolism when using IV extension sets with multiple ports and vented caps

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2012.09.28FlowMedical PTA-CATH 5,0 x 100 Angioplasty Catheter of the manufacturer itm …

The recommendation that the Angioplasty Catheter FlowMedical PTA-CATH 5,0 x 100 of the manufacturer itm FlowMedical GmbH should not be used anymore is cancelled by BfArM

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