Drug Availability

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that all suppliers are experiencing a supply interruption for azithromycin vials as follows:

Azithromycin Powder for Injection
Azithromycin 500mg

Normal supplies of azithromycin powder for injection are expected to resume by mid-May 2019. Some internationally registered brands of azithromycin vials have been approved for supply under Section 19A of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. Unfortunately, these alternative brands are now also experiencing a short-term supply interruption due to high demand. Supplies of Section 19A approved azithromycin vials are expected to return by 19th April 2019. In the interim, your HPS Pharmacies’ Clinical Pharmacist can provide advice on other available options. Please note that Section 19A alternatives are subject to a longer lead-time and different pricing as they must be sourced internationally.

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.

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