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Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

About us

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte, BfArM) is an independent federal higher authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Health. 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 the safety thereof as well as concerning the recording and assessment of risks in connection with medical devices. More

About us

(The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte, BfArM) is an independent federal higher authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Health. More

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Risk information on
medicinal products

2016.06.10Cialis®: Counterfeit medicinal products discovered in Greece

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) calls attention to cases of counterfeits from Greece of Cialis 20 mg film-coated tablets for treatment of erectile dysfunction. This …

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2016.06.02Information Letter on Erwinase® 10,000 IU/vial (crisantaspase): Instructions for …

The company Jazz Pharmaceuticals Germany GmbH is circulating information on use and handling instructions (visual inspection and filtering) of the Erwinase batch 174G imported from the United …

2016.06.02Renewed Information Letter on Erwinase® 10,000 IU/vial (crisantaspase): Shortage …

The company Jazz Pharmaceuticals Germany GmbH is circulating information on use and handling instructions (visual inspection and filtering) of the Erwinase batch 177G* imported from the United …

2016.05.31EU Commission's implementing decision: Suspensive effect of the objection lodged …

In its decision of 13 May 2016, the Cologne Administrative Court has restored the suspensive effect of the objection lodged against the suspension order.

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Risk information on
medical devices

2016.05.19Cleaning and disinfection of heater-cooler-units (HCUs): possible influence on …

Cleaning and Disinfection of heater-cooler-units (HCUs): possible influence on oxygenator integrity

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2016.05.13Urogynecological use of surgical meshes

The BfArM would like to draw attention to the recent SCENIHR publication regarding the use of surgical meshes in urogynecological surgery.

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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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