Information Note Nitrosamine impurities

Medicine Regulatory Authorities first became aware of the presence of the nitrosamine impurity, Nnitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), in products containing valsartan in July 2018. Valsartan is an Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) and belongs to a family o…

Medical Product Alert N° 11/2019 (English version)

Falsified Amoxicillin + Clavulanic Acid products circulating in Haiti

Medical Product Alert N° 10/2019 (English version)

This Medical Product Alert relates to four confirmed falsified products: quinine sulphate circulating in Central African Republic and Chad and quinine bisulphate circulating in Uganda. It should be noted that this is the second WHO Medical Product Aler…

Medical Product Alert N° 8/2019 (English version)

This Medical Product Alert relates to 3 different falsified rabies vaccines (Verorab, Speeda, and Rabipur) and 1 falsified anti-rabies serum (Equirab) circulating in the Philippines. It is linked to the WHO Medical Product Alert N°1/2019 issued on 30 …

Medical Product Alert N° 7/2019 (English version)

Falsified meglumine antimoniate ampoules in Iran and Pakistan

Medical Product Alert N° 6/2019 (English version)

This Medical Product Alert relates to confirmed falsified hydrochlorothiazide that has been found to contain glibenclamide instead of hydrochlorothiazide, circulating in the WHO region of Africa. Adverse effects attributed to these products have been r…

Medical Product Alert N° 5/2019 (English version)

This Medical Product Alert relates to the circulation of confirmed falsified Mencevax ACWY in the WHO region of Africa. Genuine Mencevax ACWY is used to prevent meningitis types A, C, W and Y. On 15 March 2019, the Ministry of Public Health in Niger i…

Medical Product Alert N° 4/2019 (English version)

This Medical Product Alert relates to the circulation of confirmed falsified DUKORAL in the WHO region of South East Asia. Genuine Dukoral is a WHO pre-qualified oral cholera vaccine. WHO was recently informed by the manufacturer Valneva that 8000 fal…

Medical Product Alert N° 3/2019 (English version)

This Medical Product Alert relates to confirmed falsified versions of ICLUSIG 45mg circulating in the WHO Region of the Western Pacific. This is linked to the WHO Medical Product Alert N°2/2019 issued on 31 January 2019 regarding falsified ICLUSIG trad…

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