Safety Alert

 

HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Link Healthcare have given notice of a safety concern for:

Aurum® Adrenaline 1:10,000 Pre-filled Syringes, 10mL

Batch: 5000879, 5000892
Expiry Dates: 12/13, 05/14

 

The notice has been issued because the labels wrapping each syringe have been positioned too close to the needle end of the barrel. As the label shows the volume of solution, the misalignment makes it appear that the syringe is overfilled, and that the last mL (approx) is inaccessible.

The syringes contain the correct volume of adrenaline solution, and the apparent excess should not be expelled before administration.

The syringes should be used with caution in adults and NOT BE USED IN CHILDREN.

There are no plans to recall the affected batches at this time. Unaffected batches are also
currently in distribution.

Aurum® Adrenaline 1:10,000 Pre-filled Syringes are supplied under Section 19A of the Therapeutic Goods Act while Adrenaline Minijets® are unavailable.

Please retain this notice in a prominent position, including other related business units as a reminder for all staff members who may use this product, and report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.

Information regarding expected dates for supply may vary subject to delays which are out of our control. HPS Pharmacies does not accept responsibility for such changes but will endeavour to keep our clients updated as information is made available from drug manufacturers or wholesalers.

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