Drug Availability

 

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that all suppliers are currently experiencing an interruption to the supply of azithromycin for injection as follows:

Brand Name

Strength

ARTG

Expected Return Date

DBL Azithromycin

500mg

161682

13th February, 2017

Zithromax®

500mg

91913

22nd February, 2017

 

While wholesaler stocks of azithromycin for injection are exhausted, HPS Pharmacies are still able to source a limited supply for the benefit of our clients. In addition, supplies of an internationally registered product may also be accessed. Access is under the Special Access Scheme (SAS) for immediate supply to seriously ill patients, pending completion and return of the Category A SAS form by the medical practitioner. Non-urgent supplies require completion of a Category B form and approval by the TGA prior to use. The turnaround time for delivery of this product may be up to one week.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units until supplies return to normal. Report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please contact your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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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