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 MDAs remain valid unless they are updated or withdrawn.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" concerning the product which is used by 40,000 patients across the UK.
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 trust sent out letters to patients in May warning of a "medical device alert" about certain prostheses, which could lead to unexplained hip pain.
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.
A Medical Device Alert from the MHRA (1996), following a review of European and international studies concluded that interference to a pacemaker could be caused by the transmitted radio frequency signal when the mobile telephone was held close to the pacemaker, or when its antenna was placed in direct contact with the skin.
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.
The letters, explaining how the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a "medical device alert" about certain types of prostheses used for hip "resurfacing" and replacement, began landing on the doormats of Teesside patients this week.
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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