Palonosetron Accord

Glavna informacija

  • Trgovački naziv:
  • Palonosetron Accord
  • Koristi za:
  • Ljudi
  • Vrsta lijekova:
  • alopatski lijek

Dokument

Lokalizacija

  • Na raspolaganju u:
  • Palonosetron Accord
    Europska Unija
  • Jezik:
  • hrvatski

Terapeutski informacija

  • Terapijska grupa:
  • Antiemetika i antinusteri
  • Područje terapije:
  • Mučnina
  • Terapijske indikacije:
  • Palonosetronski sporazum je naveden u odraslima za:.

Druge informacije

Status

  • Izvor:
  • EMA - European Medicines Agency
  • Status autorizacije:
  • odobren
  • Broj odobrenja:
  • EMEA/H/C/004129
  • Datum autorizacije:
  • 26-05-2016
  • EMEA koda:
  • EMEA/H/C/004129
  • Zadnje ažuriranje:
  • 02-03-2018

Izvješće o ocjeni javnog

© European Medicines Agency, 2016. Reproduction is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.

EMA/243539/2016

EMEA/H/C/004129

EPAR, sažetak za javnost

Palonosetron Accord

palonosetron

Ovo je sažetak Europskoga javnog izvješća o ocjeni dokumentacije (EPAR) o lijeku Palonosetron

Accord. Objašnjava kako je Agencija ocijenila lijek da bi preporučila njegovo odobrenje u EU-u te

uvjete za njegovu primjenu. Svrha sažetka nije davati praktične savjete o primjeni lijeka Palonosetron

Accord.

Praktične informacije o primjeni lijeka Palonosetron Accord pročitajte u uputi o lijeku, odnosno obratite

se svom liječniku ili ljekarniku.

Što je Palonosetron Accord i za što se koristi?

Palonosetron Accord je lijek koji se upotrebljava za sprečavanje mučnine (osjećaja slabosti) i

povraćanja uzrokovanih kemoterapijom (lijekovima koji se koriste za liječenje raka). Primjenjuje se u

odraslih osoba i djece u dobi od jednog mjeseca i više za kemoterapiju s lijekovima koji su snažni

aktivatori mučnine i povraćanja (poput cisplatina) ili umjereni aktivatori (poput ciklofosfamida,

doksorubicina ili karboplatina).

Palonosetron Accord sadržava djelatnu tvar palonosetron. Riječ je o „generičkom lijeku”. To znači da je

Palonosetron Accord sličan „referentnom lijeku” koji je već odobren u Europskoj uniji (EU) pod nazivom

Aloxi. Više informacija o generičkim lijekovima potražite u dokumentu s pitanjima i odgovorima ovdje.

Kako se Palonosetron Accord koristi?

Lijek Palonosetron Accord smije se davati samo prije kemoterapije. Dostupan je kao otopina za

injekciju ili intravensku infuziju (drip), koju treba dati zdravstveni djelatnik otprilike 30 minuta prije

početka kemoterapije. Preporučena doza u odraslih osoba iznosi 250 mikrograma, a ubrizgava se u

venu tijekom 30 sekundi. Može se dati s kortikosteroidom (drugom vrstom lijeka koji se može

upotrebljavati za sprečavanje mučnine i povraćanja) kako bi se pojačao učinak. U djece je otopinu

Palonosetron Accord

EMA/243539/2016

Stranica 2/2

potrebno primjenjivati intravenskom infuzijom tijekom 15 minuta u dozi od 20 mikrograma po

kilogramu tjelesne težine.

Lijek se izdaje se samo na liječnički recept.

Kako djeluje Palonosetron Accord?

Djelatna tvar u lijeku Palonosetron Accord, palonosetron, jest „antagonist receptora 5HT3”. To znači da

sprečava vezivanje kemikalije prisutne u tijelu koja se naziva 5-hidroksitriptamin (5HT, poznata

također pod nazivom serotonin) na receptore 5HT3 u crijevima. Kada se 5HT vezuje na te receptore,

obično uzrokuje mučninu i povraćanje. Blokirajući te receptore, lijek Palonosetron Accord sprečava

mučninu i povraćanje do kojih često dolazi nakon kemoterapije.

Kako je Palonosetron Accord ispitivan?

Tvrtka je dostavila podatke o palonosetronu iz objavljene literature. Nisu bila potrebna dodatna

ispitivanja jer je Palonosetron Accord generički lijek koji se daje injekcijom i sadržava istu djelatnu tvar

kao i referentni lijek Aloxi.

Koje su koristi i rizici lijeka Palonosetron Accord?

Budući da je Palonosetron Accord generički lijek, smatra se da su njegove koristi i rizici isti kao i oni

referentnog lijeka.

Zašto je Palonosetron Accord odobren?

Odbor za lijekove za humanu uporabu (CHMP) pri Agenciji odlučio je da je u skladu sa zahtjevima EU-a

dokazano da je lijek Palonosetron Accord usporediv s lijekom Aloxi. Stoga je stav CHMP-a da koristi

nadmašuju utvrđeni rizik, kao i za lijek Aloxi. Odbor je preporučio izdavanje odobrenja za stavljanje u

promet lijeka Palonosetron Accord u EU-u.

Koje se mjere poduzimaju kako bi se osigurala sigurna i učinkovita

primjena lijeka Palonosetron Accord?

Pripremljen je plan upravljanja rizikom kako bi se osigurala što sigurnija primjena lijeka Palonosetron

Accord. Na temelju tog plana, u sažetku opisa svojstava lijeka, kao i u uputi za lijek Palonosetron

Accord, nalaze se sigurnosne informacije, uključujući odgovarajuće mjere opreza kojih se zdravstveni

djelatnici i bolesnici trebaju pridržavati.

Ostale informacije o lijeku Palonosetron Accord

Cjeloviti EPAR za lijek Palonosetron Accord nalazi se na internetskim stranicama

Agencije: ema.europa.eu/Find medicine/Human medicines/European public assessment reports. Više

informacija o terapiji lijekom Palonosetron Accord pročitajte u uputi o lijeku (također dio EPAR-a) ili se

obratite svom liječniku ili ljekarniku.

Cjeloviti EPAR za referentni lijek također se nalazi na internetskim stranicama Agencije.

Uputu o lijeku

B. UPUTA O LIJEKU

Uputa o lijeku: Informacija za bolesnika

Palonosetron Accord 250 mikrograma otopina za injekciju

palonozetron

Pažljivo pročitajte cijelu uputu prije nego počnete primati ovaj lijek jer sadrži Vama važne

podatke.

Sačuvajte ovu uputu. Možda ćete je trebati ponovno pročitati.

Ako imate dodatnih pitanja, obratite se svom liječniku, ljekarniku ili medicinskoj sestri.

Ako primijetite bilo koju nuspojavu, potrebno je obavijestiti liječnika, ljekarnika ili medicinsku

sestru. To uključuje i svaku moguću nuspojavu koja nije navedena u ovoj uputi. Pogledajte dio

Što se nalazi u ovoj uputi

Što je Palonosetron Accord i za što se koristi

Što morate znati prije nego počnete primati Palonosetron Accord

Kako se primjenjuje Palonosetron Accord

Moguće nuspojave

Kako čuvati Palonosetron Accord

Sadržaj pakiranja i druge informacije

1.

Što je Palonosetron Accord i za što se koristi

Palonosetron Accord pripada skupini lijekova poznatih kao antagonisti serotonina (5HT

Oni imaju sposobnost blokirati djelovanje kemijske tvari serotonina, koja može prouzročiti mučninu i

povraćanje.

Palonosetron Accord se koristi za sprječavanje mučnine i povraćanja povezanih s kemoterapijom raka

u odraslih bolesnika, adolescenata i djece starije od mjesec dana.

2.

Što morate znati prije nego počnete primati Palonosetron Accord

Nemojte primjenjivati Palonosetron Accord:

ako ste alergični na palonozetron ili neki drugi sastojak ovog lijeka (naveden u dijelu 6).

Upozorenja i mjere opreza

Obratite se svom liječniku, ljekarniku ili medicinskoj sestri prije primjene lijeka Palonosetron Accord

Ako imate akutnu opstrukciju crijeva ili ponavljane zatvore stolice u povijesti bolesti.

Ako Palonosetron Accord primjenjujete dodatno uz druge lijekove koji mogu prouzročiti

abnormalni srčani ritam, kao što su amiodaron, nikardipin, kinidin, moksifloksacin, eritromicin,

haloperidol, klorpromazin, kvetiapin, tioridazin, domperidon.

Ako u osobnoj povijesti bolesti ili obiteljskoj povijesti bolesti imate promjenu srčanog ritma

(produljenje QT intervala).

Ako imate druge teškoće sa srcem.

Ako imate neravnotežu nekih minerala u krvi kao npr. kalija i magnezija, a to nije bilo liječeno.

Ne preporučuje se primjenjivati Palonosetron Accord u dane nakon kemoterapije, osim ako primate

sljedeći ciklus kemoterapije.

Drugi lijekovi i Palonosetron Accord

Obavijestite svoga liječnika ili ljekarnika ako uzimate ili ste nedavno uzeli ili biste mogli uzeti bilo

koje druge lijekove, uključujući:

- selektivne inhibitore ponovne pohrane serotonina (SSRI) koji se koriste za liječenje depresije i/ili

tjeskobe, uključujući fluoksetin, paroksetin, sertralin, fluvoksamin, citalopram, escitalopram

- inhibitore ponovne pohrane serotonina i noradrenalina (SNRI) koji se koriste za liječenje depresije

i/ili tjeskobe, uključujući venlafaksin, duloksetin.

Trudnoća i dojenje

Trudnoća

Ako ste trudni ili mislite da biste mogli biti, Vaš liječnik Vam neće propisati Palonosetron Accord

osim ako procijeni da je to zaista potrebno.

Nije poznato hoće li Palonosetron Accord prouzročiti bilo kakve štetne učinke ako se primjenjuje

tijekom trudnoće.

Ako ste trudni ili mislite da biste mogli biti, obratite se svom liječniku ili ljekarniku za savjet prije

nego uzmete bilo koji lijek.

Dojenje

Nije poznato može li se Palonosetron Accord naći u majčinu mlijeku.

Ako dojite, obratite se svom liječniku ili ljekarniku za savjet prije nego primijenite Palonosetron

Accord.

Upravljanje vozilima i strojevima

Palonosetron Accord može uzrokovati omaglicu ili umor. Ako na Vas tako djeluje, nemojte voziti niti

rukovati alatima ili strojevima.

Važne informacije o nekim sastojcima lijeka Palonosetron Accord

Ovaj lijek sadrži manje od 1 mmol natrija (23 mg) po bočici, tj. zanemarive količine natrija.

3.

Kako se primjenjuje Palonosetron Accord

Liječnik ili medicinska sestra će Vam ubrizgati Palonosetron Accord otprilike 30 minuta prije početka

kemoterapije.

Odrasli

Preporučena doza lijeka Palonosetron Accord je 250 mikrograma primijenjenog u obliku brze

injekcije u venu.

Djeca i adolescenti (u dobi od 1 mjeseca do 17 godina)

Liječnik će odrediti dozu ovisno o tjelesnoj težini, ali najveća doza je 1500 mikrograma.

Palonosetron Accord će biti primijenjen u obliku spore infuzije u venu.

U slučaju bilo kakvih pitanja u vezi s primjenom ovog lijeka, obratite se svom liječniku, ljekarniku ili

medicinskoj sestri.

4.

Moguće nuspojave

Kao i svi lijekovi, ovaj lijek može uzrokovati nuspojave iako se one neće javiti kod svakoga.

Moguće nuspojave i njihove učestalosti navedene su niže:

Odrasli

Često

mogu se javiti u do 1 na 10 osoba

glavobolja, omaglica, zatvor stolice i proljev.

Manje često

mogu se javiti u do 1 na 100 osoba

visoki ili niski krvni tlak

abnormalna brzina srčanih otkucaja ili nedostatan dotok krvi u srce

promjene boje vene i/ili proširenje vena

abnormalno visoke ili niske razine kalija u krvi

visoke razine šećera u krvi ili u mokraći

niske razine kalcija u krvi

visoke razine pigmenta bilirubina u krvi

visoke razine određenih jetrenih enzima

pretjerano raspoloženje ili osjećaji tjeskobe

pospanost ili poteškoće sa spavanjem

smanjenje ili gubitak apetita

slabost, umor, vrućica ili simptomi poput gripe

utrnulost, osjećaj žarenja, bockanje, trnci po koži

kožni osip popraćen svrbežom

oštećen vid ili nadraženost očiju

bolest kretanja / putovanja

zvonjava u uhu

štucanje, plinovi u crijevima (flatulencija), suhoća usta ili probavne tegobe

bol u trbuhu (želucu)

teškoće pri mokrenju

bol u zglobovima

abnormalnosti elektrokardiograma (produljenje QT intervala).

Vrlo rijetko

mogu se javiti u do 1 na 10 000 osoba

Alergijske reakcije na Palonosetron Accord.

Znakovi koji upućuju na alergijsku reakciju mogu uključivati oticanje usana, lica, jezika ili grla,

poteškoće s disanjem ili nesvjesticu, odnosno razvoj osipa uz prisutan svrbež (koprivnjača), žarenje ili

bol na mjestu uboda injekcije.

Djeca i adolescenti

Često

mogu se javiti u do 1 na 10 osoba

glavobolja

Manje često

mogu se javiti u do 1 na 100 osoba)

omaglica

trzaji tijela

abnormalna brzina srčanih otkucaja

kašalj ili nedostatak zraka

krvarenje iz nosa

kožni osip popraćen svrbežom ili koprivnjača

vrućica

bol na mjestu davanja infuzije.

Prijavljivanje nuspojava

Ako primijetite bilo koju nuspojavu, potrebno je obavijestiti liječnika, ljekarnika ili medicinsku sestru.

Ovo uključuje i svaku moguću nuspojavu koja nije navedena u ovoj uputi. Nuspojave možete prijaviti

izravno putem nacionalnog sustava za prijavu nuspojava navedenog u Dodatku V

. Prijavljivanjem

nuspojava možete pridonijeti u procjeni sigurnosti ovog lijeka.

5.

Kako čuvati Palonosetron Accord

Ovaj lijek čuvajte izvan pogleda i dohvata djece.

Ovaj lijek se ne smije upotrijebiti nakon isteka roka valjanosti navedenog na kutiji i bočici iza ‘EXP’.

Rok valjanosti odnosi se na zadnji dan navedenog mjeseca.

Lijek ne zahtijeva posebne uvjete čuvanja.

Samo za jednokratnu uporabu, svu neiskorištenu otopinu treba zbrinuti.

6.

Sadržaj pakiranja i druge informacije

Što Palonosetron Accord sadrži

Djelatna tvar je palonozetron (u obliku palonozetronklorida).

Jedan ml otopine sadrži 50 mikrograma palonozetrona. Jedna bočica otopine od 5 ml sadrži

250 mikrograma palonozetrona.

Drugi sastojci su manitol, dinatrijev edetat (za sadržaj natrija pogledajte dio 2), natrijev citrat,

citratna kiselina hidrat, natrijev hidroksid (za sadržaj natrija pogledajte dio 2), kloridna kiselina,

koncentrirana i voda za injekcije.

Kako Palonosetron Accord izgleda i sadržaj pakiranja

Palonosetron Accord otopina za injekciju bistra je bezbojna otopina dostupna u staklenoj bočici od 6

ml, zatvorenoj gumenim čepom od klorbutila i aluminijskim zaštitnim zatvaračem. Jedna bočica sadrži

jednu dozu.

U pakiranju se nalazi jedna bočica

Nositelj odobrenja za stavljanje gotovog lijeka u promet i proizvođač

Accord Healthcare Limited

Sage House

319, Pinner Road, North Harrow

Middlesex HA1 4HF

Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo

Proizvođači

Accord Healthcare Limited

Ground floor, Sage House

319, Pinner Road, North Harrow

Middlesex HA1 4HF

Ujedinjeno Kraljevstvo

Wessling Hungary Kft

Fòti ùt 56, Budimpešta H-1047,

Mađarska

Ova uputa je zadnji puta revidirana u

Drugi izvori informacija

Detaljnije informacije o ovom lijeku dostupne su na web stranici Europske agencije za lijekove:

http://www.ema.europa.eu

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20-10-2018

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pyraflufen‐ethyl

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pyraflufen‐ethyl

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The applicant, Nichino Europe Co. Ltd., submitted application request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to evaluate confirmatory data that were identified for pyraflufen‐ethyl in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. The submitted data were sufficient to confirm the MRLs for citrus fruits, tree nuts, pome fruits, stone fruits, table and wine grapes, curra...

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20-10-2018

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EFSA was requested to deliver a scientific opinion on the implications for human health of the flavouring substance 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide [FL‐no: 16.133], in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411), according to Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The substance has not been reported to occur in natural source materials of botanical or animal origin. It is intende...

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17-10-2018

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Published on: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The duration of the vaccination campaign sufficient to eliminate lumpy skin disease (LSD) mainly depends on the vaccination effectiveness and coverage achieved. By using a spread epidemiological model, assuming a vaccination effectiveness of 65%, with 50% and 90% coverage, 3 and 4 years campaigns, respectively, are needed to eliminate LSD. When vaccination effectiveness is 80% to 95%, 2 years of vaccination at coverage of 90% is sufficient to eliminate LSD vir...

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16-10-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for mepiquat in cotton seeds and animal commodities

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for mepiquat in cotton seeds and animal commodities

Published on: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant, BASF SE, submitted an application to the competent national authority in Greece to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance mepiquat in cotton seeds. The data submitted in support of the application were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal for cotton seeds and the previously derived MRL proposals for animal commodities were found to be stil...

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6-10-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for epoxiconazole in beetroots

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for epoxiconazole in beetroots

Published on: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance epoxiconazole in beetroots. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal for beetroots. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are...

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2-10-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for cyflufenamid according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for cyflufenamid according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance cyflufenamid. To assess the occurrence of cyflufenamid residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (in...

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28-9-2018

Avian influenza overview May – August 2018

Avian influenza overview May – August 2018

Published on: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Between 16 May and 15 August 2018, three highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) outbreaks in poultry establishments and three HPAI A(H5N6) outbreaks in wild birds were reported in Europe. Three low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreaks were reported in three Member States. Few HPAI and LPAI bird cases have been detected in this period of the year, in accordance with the seasonal expected pattern of LPAI and HPAI. There is no evidence to date ...

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27-9-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for tembotrione according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for tembotrione according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance tembotrione. To assess the occurrence of tembotrione residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EU) No 188/2011 as well as the import tolerances and European author...

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27-9-2018

Outcome of the consultation on confirmatory data used in risk assessment for the active substance  copper (I), copper (II) variants

Outcome of the consultation on confirmatory data used in risk assessment for the active substance copper (I), copper (II) variants

Published on: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the risk assessment for an active substance in light of confirmatory data requested following the first approval in accordance with Article 6(1) of Directive 91/414/EEC and Article 6(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. In this context EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Me...

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26-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for flonicamid in various crops

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for flonicamid in various crops

Published on: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance flonicamid in radishes. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant ISK Biosciences Europe N.V. submitted a request to the competent national authority in the Ne...

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25-9-2018

Daiso Holdings Ltd. recalls Daiso Brand Consumer Chemical Products

Daiso Holdings Ltd. recalls Daiso Brand Consumer Chemical Products

The recalled products have not been properly classified according to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001, in order to ensure appropriate hazard labelling. These regulations are empowered by the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. Improper labelling could result in unintentional exposure to these products and lead to serious illness, injury or death.

Health Canada

21-9-2018

Outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for sulfoxaflor in light of confirmatory data

Outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for sulfoxaflor in light of confirmatory data

Published on: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the risk assessment for an active substance in light of confirmatory data requested following approval in accordance with Article 6(1) of Directive 91/414/EEC and Article 6(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. In this context EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Member State...

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21-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for clothianidin in potatoes

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for clothianidin in potatoes

Published on: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Bayer CropScience AG submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance clothianidin to accommodate the use on potatoes imported from Canada. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are availa...

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19-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for potassium phosphonates in certain berries and small fruits

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for potassium phosphonates in certain berries and small fruits

Published on: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant LTZ Augustenberg submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance potassium phosphonates in raspberries, blackberries, currants, blueberries, gooseberries and elderberries. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all crops under c...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

19-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for flonicamid in various root crops

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for flonicamid in various root crops

Published on: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Council submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance flonicamid in beetroots, carrots, celeriacs/turnip rooted celeries, horseradishes, Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, parsley roots/Hamburg roots parsley, radishes, salsifies, swedes/rutabagas, tu...

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13-9-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for fluquinconazole according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for fluquinconazole according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance fluquinconazole. Considering the information provided by Member States, neither EU uses nor import tolerances are currently authorised for fluquinconazole within the European Union. Furthermore, no MRLs are established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (codex maximum residue ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

11-9-2018

Risk assessment of substances used in food supplements: the example of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre

Risk assessment of substances used in food supplements: the example of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre

Published on: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Botanicals and preparations derived from these are among the substances frequently added to foods and food supplements, yet the safety of many botanicals has not been systematically assessed. In the context of the EU‐FORA fellowship programme, the fellow performed an assessment on the safety of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre, in accordance with EFSA's guidance on the assessment of safety of botanicals. Although preparations of G. sylvestre are marketed as f...

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11-9-2018

Modelling of inactivation through heating for quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA)

Modelling of inactivation through heating for quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA)

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EFSA regards the household as a stage in the food chain that is important for the final number of food‐borne infections. The fate of a pathogen in the private kitchen largely depends on consumer hygiene during preparation of food and on its proper cooking, especially in the case of meat. Unfortunately, detailed information on the microbiological survival in meat products after heating in the consumer kitchen is lacking. The aim of the study was to improve th...

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11-9-2018

Assessment of occupational and dietary exposure to pesticide residues

Assessment of occupational and dietary exposure to pesticide residues

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Plant protection products (PPPs) are pesticides containing at least one active substance that drives specific actions against pests (diseases). PPPs are regulated in the EU and cannot be placed on the market or used without prior authorisation. EFSA assesses the possible risks of the use of active substances to humans and environment. Member States decide whether or not to approve their use at EU level. Furthermore, Member States decide at national level on ...

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4-9-2018

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for milk for use in plant protection as fungicide

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for milk for use in plant protection as fungicide

Published on: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the evaluation of applications received by the European Commission concerning basic substances. In this context, EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for milk are presented. The context of the evaluation was that req...

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1-9-2018

Multiple “Dr. King’s” homeopathic and “Natural Pet” veterinary products recalled due to potential microbial contamination

Multiple “Dr. King’s” homeopathic and “Natural Pet” veterinary products recalled due to potential microbial contamination

Health Canada is advising consumers and pet owners not to use homeopathic and veterinary products made by King Bio Inc. and labeled as "Dr. King's," "Dr King's Natural Pet" or "Natural Pet." These products may pose a health risk to people and pets, especially children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, because of potential microbial contamination. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, high levels of microbial contamination were identified at the manufacturin...

Health Canada

1-9-2018

Acknowledgement:EFSA  wishes  to  thank  the  rapporteur  Member  State  Denmark  for  thepreparatory work on this scientific output.Suggested citation:EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Brancato A, Brocca D, Carrasco Cabrera L,De Lentdecker C, Erdos

Acknowledgement:EFSA wishes to thank the rapporteur Member State Denmark for thepreparatory work on this scientific output.Suggested citation:EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Brancato A, Brocca D, Carrasco Cabrera L,De Lentdecker C, Erdos

Published on: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance napropamide. To assess the occurrence of napropamide residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (incl...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

1-9-2018

Review of the existing MRLs for fenbuconazole

Review of the existing MRLs for fenbuconazole

Published on: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance fenbuconazole. To assess the occurrence of fenbuconazole residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission as well...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

30-8-2018

National summary reports on pesticide residue analysis performed in 2016

National summary reports on pesticide residue analysis performed in 2016

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, European Union (EU) Member States have to communicate to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) the results of their official controls on pesticide residues in food. In the framework of this communication, the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway provided a short summary report outlining the main findings of the control activities during the reference year. This technical report is the compilat...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for sintofen according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for sintofen according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance sintofen. To assess the occurrence of sintofen residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EC) No 33/2008, as well as the European authorisations reported by Member ...

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29-8-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for prochloraz according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for prochloraz according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance prochloraz. To assess the occurrence of prochloraz residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission as well as th...

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29-8-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for prohexadione in various oilseeds

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for prohexadione in various oilseeds

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in France to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance prohexadione in linseeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, rape seeds, mustard seeds and gold of pleasure seeds. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all oilseeds under consid...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for napropamide according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for napropamide according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance napropamide. To assess the occurrence of napropamide residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (incl...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Explanatory note on the determination of newly expressed protein levels in the context of genetically modified plant applications for EU market authorisation

Explanatory note on the determination of newly expressed protein levels in the context of genetically modified plant applications for EU market authorisation

Published on: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Genetically modified organisms are subject to a risk assessment and regulatory approval before entering the European market. According to legislation (Directive 2001/18/EC, Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 and Regulation (EU) No 503/2013) and the EFSA guidance documents on the risk assessment of food and feed from genetically modified (GM) plants and on the environmental risk assessment of GM plants, applicants need to perform a molecular characterisation of any...

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29-8-2018

Setting of import tolerances for mandestrobin in strawberries and table and wine grapes

Setting of import tolerances for mandestrobin in strawberries and table and wine grapes

Published on: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe SAS submitted a request to the competent national authority in Austria to set an import tolerance for the active substance mandestrobin in strawberries, table grapes and wine grapes. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for the crops under consideration. Adequate analytica...

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29-8-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for fluoxastrobin in oilseeds

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for fluoxastrobin in oilseeds

Published on: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Arysta LifeSciences SAS submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance fluoxastrobin in certain oilseeds. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for the oilseeds for which a modification was requested. Adequate analytical...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for myclobutanil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for myclobutanil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance myclobutanil. To assess the occurrence of myclobutanil residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EC) No 33/2008, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Com...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Evaluation of data concerning the necessity of bromoxynil as herbicide to control a serious danger to plant health which cannot be contained by other available means, including non‐chemical methods

Evaluation of data concerning the necessity of bromoxynil as herbicide to control a serious danger to plant health which cannot be contained by other available means, including non‐chemical methods

Published on: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EFSA was requested by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance under Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 regarding the evaluation of data concerning the necessity of bromoxynil as a herbicide to control a serious danger to plant health which cannot be contained by other available means including non‐chemical methods, in accordance with Article 4(7) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. In this context, EFSA organised a commenting phase with ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Slovakia and EFSA – Final report

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Slovakia and EFSA – Final report

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Presented document is the final report of the project GA/EFSA/DATA/2017/01: “Strategic Partnership with Slovakia on Data Quality (Pilot project)”. The report describes national processes and tools in order to implement internal validation and quality control of collected data according to EFSA requirements. A description of the data transmission processes from the National Databases to the EFSA databases, terminology, data mapping and data transformations fo...

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28-8-2018

Accord Healthcare Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 Mg Due to Labeling Mix-up

Accord Healthcare Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 Mg Due to Labeling Mix-up

A 100 count bottle of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 mg has been found to contain 100 Spironolactone Tablets USP 25 mg. Since the individual lot, PW05264, of the product is involved in a potential mix-up of labeling, Accord is recalling this individual lot from the market.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-7-2018

Blissful Remedies Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Kratom Powder Capsule

Blissful Remedies Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Kratom Powder Capsule

Blissful Remedies., is voluntarily recalling only Lot No.: 112710 with expiration 03/2019 found embedded on the top of package of kratom ( mitragyn a speciosa) powder products, it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between “March 1, 2018” to “April 30, 2018” to the consumer level. The products have been found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) via sample testing to have salmonella contamination. Blissful Remedies has not received reports of adverse events related to this recall. ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-6-2018

Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) Powder Products by Gaia Ethnobotanical: Recall - Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) Powder Products by Gaia Ethnobotanical: Recall - Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

The products have been found by the FDA via sample testing and finding to have salmonella contamination. In lieu of such FDA findings the company has implemented standard operating procedures and sterilization processes in accordance to FDA guidelines

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-6-2018

Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC., Voluntarily Recalls Kratom Products Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC., Voluntarily Recalls Kratom Products Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC., is voluntarily recalling all kratom (mitragyna speciosa) powder products, with Lot No.: 0102031800 it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between March 18, 2018 to March 30, 2018 to the consumer level. The products have been found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) via sample testing and finding to have salmonella contamination. In lieu of such FDA findings the company has implemented standard operating procedures and sterilization processes in accordanc...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

8-10-2018

Palonosetron Hospira (Pfizer Europe MA EEIG)

Palonosetron Hospira (Pfizer Europe MA EEIG)

Palonosetron Hospira (Active substance: palonosetron) - Centralised - Transfer Marketing Authorisation Holder - Commission Decision (2018)6606 of Mon, 08 Oct 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/4069/T/04

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

25-9-2018

Pelgraz (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Pelgraz (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Pelgraz (Active substance: pegfilgrastim) - Centralised - Authorisation - Commission Decision (2018)6288 of Tue, 25 Sep 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/003961/0000

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

24-9-2018

Lenalidomide Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Lenalidomide Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Lenalidomide Accord (Active substance: lenalidomide) - Centralised - Authorisation - Commission Decision (2018)6237 of Mon, 24 Sep 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/4857

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

10-9-2018

Akynzeo (Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

Akynzeo (Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals Ltd)

Akynzeo (Active substance: netupitant / palonosetron) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)5947 of Mon, 10 Sep 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

7-8-2018

Accofil (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Accofil (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Accofil (Active substance: Filgrastim) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)5428 of Tue, 07 Aug 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

7-8-2018

Memantine Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Memantine Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Memantine Accord (Active substance: memantine) - Centralised - Renewal - Commission Decision (2018)5421 of Tue, 07 Aug 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/2766/R/10

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

6-8-2018

Zoledronic acid Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Zoledronic acid Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Zoledronic acid Accord (Active substance: zoledronic acid) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)5386 of Mon, 06 Aug 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

18-7-2018

#ICYMI - According to @PAPATIENTSAFETY June 2018 report, the number of reported surgical fires has decreased since 2011.  Read more about preventing surgical fires here:  https://go.usa.gov/xU5zs  #FDA #MedicalDevice

#ICYMI - According to @PAPATIENTSAFETY June 2018 report, the number of reported surgical fires has decreased since 2011. Read more about preventing surgical fires here: https://go.usa.gov/xU5zs  #FDA #MedicalDevice

#ICYMI - According to @PAPATIENTSAFETY June 2018 report, the number of reported surgical fires has decreased since 2011. Read more about preventing surgical fires here: https://go.usa.gov/xU5zs  #FDA #MedicalDevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

4-7-2018

Docetaxel Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Docetaxel Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Docetaxel Accord (Active substance: Docetaxel) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)4341 of Wed, 04 Jul 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

3-7-2018

Temozolomide Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Temozolomide Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Temozolomide Accord (Active substance: temozolomide) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018) 4240 of Tue, 03 Jul 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety