Medical Device Alert

Medical Device Alert

A public notice introduced by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in 2003, to replace the previous array of safety warnings (Hazard notice, Safety notice, Device alert, Advice notice and Pacemaker technical note). MDAs are distributed to the NHS in England via the Department of Health's Central Alerting System, and are the MHRA’s primary means of communicating safety information to medical device users in health and social care. MDAs remain valid unless they are updated or withdrawn. They are reviewed once they are five years old (and every subsequent year).
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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a Medical Device Alert.
Concern was caused following a medical device alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on October 25, which advised medical and nursing staff using products containing chlorhexidine to be aware of the potential anaphylactic reaction associated with the ingredient.
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a medical device alert in April after receiving reports of revisions of MoM hip replacements involving "soft tissue" reactions.
MHRA has issued a Medical Device Alert (MDA) to healthcare professionals.
The MHRA has also issued a Medical Device Alert (MDA) to ophthalmologists, pharmacists, opticians and optometrists who supply contact lens solutions and/or manage people who wear contact lenses.
A MEDICAL DEVICE alert has been issued on the Goldmann applanation tonometer prism after inappropriate disinfectants were found to be repeatedly used on the equipment which could result in corneal irritation.

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