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MIMS updates the medicines data each month with at least 150 changes to the product information each month. It is very important therefore that users of eMIMS ensure that they have the latest information at their fingertips.

We send an updated eMIMS DVD three times per year – April, August and December. However, in between these release the monthly updates are provided on this site.

Full instructions on how to update the eMIMS application are detailed below.

Updates

These downloadable eMIMS database updates include the latest changes to medicines information (including availability of new products, changed product information or deletions of product), new product images, CMI updates and updates to MIMS DrugAlert (our interactions checking program).

Update August 2017 to September 2017
Use this set to update eMIMS Classic that has already had the August 2017 update applied.
You must have the August data installed before you can apply the September 2017 update.

Description Version Filename Filesize Download
Full Update September 2017
updates August 2017 release only
FullEmimsSep17.exe 90.2 MB

Update July 2017 to August 2017
Use this set to update eMIMS Classic that has already had the July 2017 update applied.
You must have the July data installed before you can apply the August 2017 update.

Description Version Filename Filesize Download
Full Update August 2017
updates July 2017 release only
FullEmimsAug17.exe 73.4 MB

Update June 2017 to July 2017
Use this set to update the original June 2017 eMIMS Classic DVD data.
You must have the June 2017 DVD installed before you can apply the July 2017 update.

Description Version Filename Filesize Download
Full Update July 2017
updates June 2017 DVD release only
FullEmimsJul17.exe 72.7 MB

Special Note for June 2017
MIMS has upgraded the production systems since the eMIMS Classic May data update. As a result, we will be providing the June update by disk. Then for the remainder of the year, the monthly data updates will be provided on our website until the next disk in December.

Update April 2017 to May 2017
Use this set to update the original April 2017 eMIMS Classic DVD data.
You must have the April 2017 DVD installed before you can apply the May 2017 update.

Description Version Filename Filesize Download
Full Update May 2017
updates April 2017 DVD release only
FullEmimsMay17.exe 77.7 MB

Note: eMIMS Classic must not be running while updates are being applied.

Which Update?

The Full Update is the equivalent to the Partial Update PLUS the CMI Only Update.

If you wish to apply the Partial Update initially then your system will function correctly. However, should you wish to print the CMI in PDF format (standard or small font) then your printout may not be of the most recent PDF. You should therefore apply the CMI Only update too.

Select your preferred update and save the file to a suitable location on your computer or network.

Once the setup file has been fully downloaded, run it by double-clicking on the file from Windows Explorer and follow the prompts. The update program will then complete and your eMIMS will be ready for use with the latest information available.

Network Mode: You need to run the downloaded update file on a computer that runs eMIMS (ie one of the workstations). As in all server image updates, you need to be sure that eMIMS is not being used by anyone else at the time you are applying the update.

For more information on installation and troubleshooting, go to the eMIMS Knowledgebase.

Errata

Important Notice:

Somavert (pegvisomant) PBS Information – September 2017

MIMS has been advised that the PBS data for September contains the following errors.

  1. The description for all item codes and strengths (10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg) should read:
    "...(&) inert substance diluent syringe..."
  2. A clinical criterion under the Initial treatment restriction for all item codes should read:
    "Patient must have an age- and sex-adjusted insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) concentration..."
  3. A note associated with the Initial restriction for the all items codes should read:
    "No increase in the maximum quantity or number of units may be authorised for the loading dose."
  4. A clinical criterion under the Continuing treatment restriction for all item codes should read:
    "Patient must have previously received PBS-subsidised treatment with this drug for this condition."
  5. Under the Continuing treatment and Grandfathering restrictions for all item codes the following statement is to be applied:
    "No increase in the maximum number of repeats may be authorised".

This information will be corrected in the October 2017 MIMS data update.

The full Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits erratum text is available here.

Biostate Product Information and Consumer Medicine Information – August 2017

Please note that the August 2017 MIMS data contains revised PI and CMI for Biostate (PI amendment date 23 June 2017 and CMI amendment date June 2017).

CSL Behring (Australia) Pty Ltd has advised MIMS that the PI and CMI that should be used for Biostate are the earlier versions of the documents (PI amendment date 22 February 2017 and CMI amendment date June 2016). The September 2017 Downloadable Update re-instates the recommended versions.

The recommended versions are available here: