Health Ministry’s Statement On Drug Recall

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Statement from the Ministry of Health and Wellness on Valsartan 160mg and 320mg, and Indapamide 1.5mg Recall The Ministry of Health and Wellness wishes to inform Barbadians that recent analytical results from the Medicines Quality Control and Surveillance Department (formerly CARPHA laboratory) indicated that analysis of samples of Indapamide 1.5mg and Valsartan 160mg and 320mg manufactured by Ciron Drugs and Pharmaceuticals …

FDA Valsartan Recall Not Impacting Barbados

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness is assuring the public that none of the drugs identified in the December 31 recall of the hypertensive drug, Valsartan, by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is approved by the Barbados Drug Service for sale in Barbados. The FDA recall is related to the discovery of an impurity believed to increase …

Barbados Not Affected By Valsartan Recall

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness has assured the public that Barbados has not been affected by the current recall of the hypertensive drug, Valsartan. The drug has been recalled due to an impurity found in a batch of products. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, said today that a check with the Barbados Drug Service (BDS) revealed that …

BDS Pharmacies To Close Early Next Tuesday

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All Barbados Drug Service’s pharmacies located within polyclinics will close at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, to allow staff to attend a meeting. Pharmacies at the Winston Scott, Maurice Byer and Randal Phillips Polyclinics will reopen at 5:30 p.m. to facilitate the Fast Track and Extended Hours Services. The Ministry of Health and Wellness has advised that all other …

Health Ministry’s Statement On Valsartan Recall

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It has been brought to the attention of the Ministry of Health and Wellness that some batches of Valsartan, a popular drug used to treat high blood pressure, is the subject of an international recall. The drug, which belongs to the class angiotensin receptor blocker, has been recalled due to an impurity which was found in the recalled products. Hypertension …

Branded Drugs On Formulary Until Generics Arrive

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The Ministry of Health has assured the public that, although the grace period for patients to receive certain branded pharmaceuticals under the Barbados Drug Service’s Special Benefit Scheme ends today, these pharmaceuticals will continue to be available under the Scheme until the replacement generic drugs arrive in the island. Minister of Health and Wellness, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic, gave this …

Statement On The Barbados Drug Formulary

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Statement by Minister of Health and Wellness, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Bostic regarding the Barbados Drug Formulary The new Barbados Drug Formulary came into effect on 1 April 2018, under the previous administration with agreement that a grace period would be allowed until 30 June 2018.  The Cabinet of Barbados, after reviewing all the information related to changes in the Barbados …

Public Lecture On Hypertension

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The Barbados Drug Service will host a public lecture on: Drilling Down the Numbers 2018 – Getting Hyped about Hypertension, on Tuesday, May 8, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. The lecture, which begins at 7:00 p.m., will be presented by Dr. Kenneth Connell. From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be free blood pressure …

Statement Following Drug Formulary Meeting

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Statement delivered at the conclusion of the meeting between the Ministry of Health/Barbados Drug Service and Stakeholders in the Pharmaceutical Sector, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre In response to a number of concerns and questions that have been raised with the Ministry of Health regarding the changes to the Barbados National Drug Formulary and …

Prescriptions & Refills To Be Honoured Until June 30

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Effective Monday, April 23, drugs affected by changes to the Barbados Drug Formulary, will continue to be available to patients under the Barbados Drug Service’s Benefit Scheme until June 30. Both new prescriptions and valid refills will be honoured during this period. The announcement came today at the conclusion of a meeting between the Ministry of Health, the Barbados Drug …