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Medical Devices Safety Update


12 August 2019

Medical Devices Safety Update (MDSU) provides health professionals with practical information and advice on medical device safety and information about emerging safety issues. It also provides information on adverse event reporting and how health professionals can contribute to safety monitoring in Australia.

MDSU is published bimonthly in a digital format on the TGA website, with editions in January, March, May, July, September and November. Health professionals and interested persons can subscribe to the publication and receive email notification when new issues are published.

MDSU is a companion publication to Medicines Safety Update, which the TGA has been publishing since 2010 (when it replaced the Australian Adverse Drug Reactions Bulletin).

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