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MHRA suspension of licences for Omniscan and Magnevist Feb 2018

December 19, 2017

 

The MHRA have published details of the suspension of licences Omniscan and  Magnevist, taking effect from 1 February 2018. 

Further restrictions have been applied to other linear Gadolinium-containing contrast agents.

This update is in response to a European-level scientific review of gadolinium retention in the brain and other tissues. Currently, there is no evidence of harm due to gadolinium retention in the brain, although the data are limited.

Full details can be found at the following link, which also links to the MHRA’s Central Alerting System message to healthcare professionals.

https://www.gov.uk/drug-safety-update/gadolinium-containing-contrast-agents-removal-of-omniscan-and-iv-magnevist-restrictions-to-the-use-of-other-linear-agents