This news story is based on an alert issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), asking all healthcare professionals to speak to parents and carers about carefully inspecting Buccolam pre-filled plastic syringes before giving the medicine to their child.
In 2017, Medicines for Children registered its highest number of users since the project began back in 2006. From the 1st January to the 31st December 2017, the Medicines for Children website recorded:
30th November 2017, #MedicineSafety day marked the launch of many new information resources and some exciting new features on the Medicines for Children website. It also saw the release of our new series of parent and carer information films.
Medicines for Children has developed a new information leaflet about how to maintain healthy teeth when taking medicines. This leaflet has been produced to coincide with Sugar Awareness Week (30th October to 5th November 2017).
The STOMP – Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both – initiative was started by NHS England in 2016 to help make sure that people with learning disabilities or autism are not given psychotropic medicines when these are not appropriate.