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DrugAlert provides timely advice direct to your inbox and is based on information from drug manufacturers regarding critical changes to medication access such as the discontinuation, short supply or unavailability, recalls and other important drug-related information. See below to view the most recent volumes of DrugAlert.

Discontinuation of Timoptol-XE® 0.25%

DrugAlert Volume 489

Drug Discontinuation HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Mundipharma has advised of the discontinuation of Timoptol-XE® 0.25% eye drops as follows: Timoptol-XE® 0.25% Eye Drops Timolol (as maleate) 2.5mg/mL ARTG 50304 Timoptol-XE® 0.25%…

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Quarantine Update for Baxter Infusion Bags

DrugAlert Volume 488

Drug Quarantine Update Further to DrugAlert Vol 475, HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Baxter Healthcare, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), have lifted the drug quarantine status for Baxter Potassium Chloride…

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Product Notice for Juno Pre-Filled Syringes

DrugAlert Volume 487

Product Notice HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Juno has issued an important reminder regarding the use of their pre-filled syringes, which includes the following products: Adrenaline Aguettant Syringe Adrenaline (epinephrine) acid tartrate 1:10,000…

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Discontinuation of Pfizer Antibiotics

DrugAlert Volume 486

Drug Discontinuations HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Pfizer have discontinued the following parenteral antibiotic products: Product ARTG Cefazolin Sodium Hospira 1g 56374 Cefepime DBL 1g 161397 Cefepime DBL 2g 161412 Cefoxitin Sodium…

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Availability of BenPen

DrugAlert Volume 485

Drug Availability HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Seqirus is experiencing a supply interruption for BenPen™ as follows: BenPen™ Vials Benzylpenicillin (as sodium) 1.2g ARTG 10326 Supplies of BenPen™ 1.2g vials are currently…

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Availability of Nicorandil

DrugAlert Volume 484

Drug Availability HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that all suppliers are experiencing a supply interruption for nicorandil 10mg and 20mg tablets as follows: Ikorel® Tablets Nicorandil 10mg + 20mg ARTG 56845 + 56846…

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November 2015

Zarontin® 250mg Capsules (Nov. 03 2015)

October 2015

July 2015

June 2015

February 2015

January 2015

Fentanyl Intranasal Spray (Jan. 22 2015)

Hydralazine Availability (Jan. 15 2015)

Recall of Jurnista® (Jan. 15 2015)

December 2014

September 2014

August 2014

May 2014

Propofol Quarantine Update (May. 04 2014)

Recall of Provive (May. 01 2014)

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

October 2013

September 2013

July 2013

April 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

Morphine Availability (Nov. 26 2012)

Propranolol Unavailable (Nov. 25 2012)

Carbetocin Availability (Nov. 20 2012)

Timentin Availability (Nov. 20 2012)

September 2012