PMDA Medical Safety Information

Among the medical incident reports and adverse drug reaction/malfunction reports that have been collected to date, information on similar events that have been repeatedly reported and cases leading to notifications for revisions to package inserts are described on the "PMDA Medical Safety Information" site in an easily understandable manner and widely disseminated. Important reminders to encourage safe use of drugs and medical devices to healthcare professionals are included, which have been considered based on the opinions of healthcare professionals such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and clinical engineers, specialists such as those in the field of ergonomics, as well as industry organizations such as marketing approval holders of pharmaceuticals or medical devices.

The information below is English translation of the "PMDA Medical Safety Information". In the event of inconsistency, the text in Japanese shall prevail.


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May 2014
44 PDF Medication Errors in Prescription Orders (PDF)

March 2014
43 PDF Risks in Handling of Gastrostomy Tubes (PDF)
February 2014 42 PDF Precautions in Handling of Nasogastric Tubes (PDF)
January 2014 41 PDF Precautions in the Handling of Epidural Catheters (PDF)
October 2013 40 PDF Precautions in the Handling of Vaccines (PDF)
September 2013 39 PDF Precautions in Handling of Tracheal Mask (PDF)
May 2013 38 PDF Improper Assembly of Resuscitator Bags (PDF)
April 2013 37 PDF Precautions in Handling of Insulin Injectors (PDF)
March 2013 36 PDF Accidental Removal of Tubes and Lines (PDF)
October 2012 35 PDF Precautions in Handling of Tracheostomy Tubes (PDF)
October 2012 34 PDF Precautions in Handling of Glycerin Enemas (PDF)
September 2012 33 PDF Accidental Burns during Surgery (PDF)
June, 2012 32 PDF Precautions in Handling of Closed Suction Catheters (PDF)
May, 2012 31 PDF Precautions in Handling of Radiopharmaceuticals for Injection (PDF)
April, 2012 30 PDF Precautions in Handling of Endotracheal Tubes (PDF)
December, 2011 29 PDF Precautions in ECG Monitoring (PDF)
November, 2011 28 PDF Precautions in Handling of Blood Glucose Meter (PDF)
October, 2011 27 PDF Precautions in Handling of Drug Products Attached with Reconstitution Solution (PDF)
September 2011 26 PDF Precautions for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scans (Part 2) (PDF)
September 2011 25 PDF Precautions for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scans (Part 1) (PDF)
June 2011 24 PDF Precautions in Using Needle-free Valves (PDF)
April 2011 23 PDF Precautions in Handling of Insulin Syringes (PDF)
February 2011 22 PDF Precautions in Handling Blood Tubing Sets used for Blood Purification (PDF)
January 2011 21 PDF Precautions in flow rate programming of infusion pumps (PDF)
November 2010 20 PDF Precautions in Artificial Respiration (No.3) (PDF)
September 2010 19 PDF Inadvertent administration of potassium (K) solutions for injection (PDF)
June 2010 18 PDF Precautions in Handling of Lancing Devices for Capillary Blood Sampling (PDF)
May 2010 17 PDF Precautions in Handling of Prefilled Syringes (PDF)
April 2010 16 PDF Precautions in Handling of Electric Scalpels (Part 3) (PDF)
March 2010 15 PDF Precautions in Handling of Electric Scalpels (Part 2) (PDF)
February 2010 14 PDF Precautions in Handling of Electric Scalpels (Part 1) (PDF)
October 2009 13 PDF Medical Gas Mix-Ups (PDF)
September 2009 12 PDF Misconnection of tourniquet cuff(PDF)
August 2009 11 PDF Precautions in Artificial Respiration No.2 (PDF)
May 2009 10 PDF Good Management & Maintenance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) (PDF)
February 2009 9 PDF Recall of Jackson-Rees Circuits(PDF)
February 2009 8 PDF Compatibility between a "Type A" Needle (JIS T 3226-2) and a Insulin Pen (JIS T 3226-1) No.8 (PDF)
January 2009 7 PDF Precautions in Artificial Respiration (No.1) No.7(PDF)
October 2008 6 PDF Precautions against misuse (overdose) of antirheumatic methotrexate preparations No.6 (PDF)
June 2008 5 PDF Handling of lancing devices for obtaining blood samples No.5 (PDF)
June 2008 4 PDF Precautions against smoking and use of fire in Long-term Oxygen Therapy (LTOT) No.4 (PDF)
January 2008 3 PDF Precautions against improper connection of speech valves etc. to tracheostomy tubes No.3 (PDF)
November 2007 2 PDF Recall of Resuscitators No.2 (PDF)
November 2007 1 PDF Points to note in case of obstruction of feeding tube No.1 (PDF)