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  • We will be closed over Christmas and New Year

    | 23 December 2016 |

    We will be closed over Christmas and New Year, from 24 December 2016 to 1 January 2017 inclusive.

  • Risk of severe intoxication with vitamin D drops

    | 01 August 2016 |

    The company Inno Pharma has recalled its organic vitamin D drops labelled ‘Inno Pharma vitamin D3-dråber’ following verification that the vitamin D content is 75 times too high. The product is marketed for infants and pregnant women and sold via Helsam, Matas and web-shops.

  • Childhood vaccination programme – it works, but there is room for improvement

    | 27 April 2016 |

    Vaccinations prevent diseases that may be harmful to the child. Many childhood diseases spread very easily, so almost every child will eventually catch them if they are not vaccinated. This is the case for measles, mumps, rubella and pertussis.

  • Better information and harmonised offer to girls and young women with unresolved symptoms

    | 25 April 2016 |

    Today (4 February 2016), the Danish Health Authority (DHA) publishes recommendations on the professional organisation of the regional centres that have been given special responsibility for patients with unresolved symptoms – the key message is that girls and young women should be met by only one specialist who will take care of their course and that they should be informed better before their first examination.

  • New HPV vaccine in the childhood vaccination programme

    | 25 April 2016 |

    On Monday 1 February 2016, a new HPV vaccine enters the Danish childhood immunisation programme. The new HPV vaccine is called Cervarix and replaces Gardasil, which has been used since 2009.

  • Sharp fall in HPV vaccination rate

    | 25 April 2016 |

    According to new figures from the SSI (Statens Serum Institut), the HPV vaccination rate relating to 12-year-old girls in the childhood immunisation programme is decreasing steadily.

  • The Danish Health Authority recommends HPV vaccination for 12-year-old girls

    | 25 April 2016 |

    Evidence does not suggest that there is an association between HPV vaccines and the syndromes of POTS and CRPS. This is the conclusion from the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which has just completed its safety review of the HPV vaccines. The Danish Health Authority (DHA) is satisfied to have gained clarification and hopes that more people will participate in the HPV vaccination programme.

  • The Danish Medicines Agency has a new website

    | 04 January 2016 |

    Today, the Danish Medicines Agency launched its new website – laegemiddelstyrelsen.dk/en – where you can read about and subscribe to news about licensing and supervision of medicines, side effects, reimbursement, pharmacies and medical devices.

  • The Danish Ministry of Health has appointed three new Directors General

    | 08 October 2015 |

    The Danish Ministry of Health has now filled three vacant Director General positions that were advertised in August.

  • Information about MERS-CoV for travellers

    | 16 September 2015 |

    The Danish Health and Medicines Authority has prepared a leaflet for travellers visiting areas with outbreaks of MERS-CoV. The leaflet describes recommended precautions for travellers to areas with MERS-CoV.

  • National Clinical Guideline: prevention and treatment of dystocia

    | 02 June 2015 |

    An English version of our national clinical guideline concerning primiparous women with dystocia is now available on our website.

  • EMA's new assessment of the HPV vaccine: The benefits outweigh the risks

    | 17 April 2015 |

    A causal relationship between the dizziness and fatigue syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Gardasil can neither be confirmed nor denied. The EU's group of pharmacovigilance experts have made a new assessment of the vaccine and still consider it to be safe.

  • New advice on infant food

    | 17 March 2015 |

    Infants should not be given cow's milk, but breast milk or infant formula throughout the first year of life. This is one of our new recommendations for infant food and nutrition for young children.

  • Three Danish healthcare workers will not be quarantined for Ebola

    | 16 March 2015 |

    Defence Command Denmark and Danish Emergency Management Agency have decided to bring home three Danish healthcare workers who have worked with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. The three healthcare workers have been examined at Aarhus University Hospital, and there is no reason to recommend quarantine.

  • The MMR vaccine is a safe vaccine

    | 04 March 2015 |

    We have reviewed the reported adverse reactions from the MMR vaccine during the past five years.

  • The drug situation in Denmark

    | 19 December 2014 |

    We have prepared our national report about the drug situation in Denmark in 2014. The number of drug-related deaths is stable, while the number of poisonings is increasing.

  • Changes to the Danish childhood vaccination programme

    | 18 December 2014 |

    From 1 January 2015, children will be offered the previous childhood vaccination programme again, because Statens Serum Institut (SSI) can now provide vaccines again after one year with technical production issues.

  • Beware if your heart flutters

    | 06 November 2014 |

    The combination of low-dose aspirins and anticoagulant medicines can cause severe bleeding. Consequently, we have published new material describing the risk of this combination to patients with heart flutters and doctors.

  • Patient to be examined for Ebola at Hvidovre Hospital

    | 16 October 2014 |

    A patient has been admitted to Hvidovre Hospital in Copenhagen and is now being tested for Ebola infection according to the Danish Health and Medicines Authority's guidance on the management of Ebola virus disease. The patient will remain in hospital until the diagnosis can be denied or confirmed.

  • Ebola ruled out in patient hospitalised at Hvidovre Hospital

    | 03 October 2014 |

    On Thursday night 2 October, a patient was hospitalised at Hvidovre Hospital and tested for Ebola virus. A blood sample tested at State Serum Institute ruled out the suspicion.