Drug Availability Update

Further to DrugAlert Vol 445, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that all suppliers are continuing to experience a supply interruption for azithromycin vials as follows:

Azithromycin Powder for Injection
Azithromycin 500mg

While wholesale stocks are limited, HPS Pharmacies are able to access a limited supply based on historic usage. Normal supplies of azithromycin powder for injection are expected to resume by early August 2019.

Some internationally registered brands of azithromycin vials have been approved for supply under Section 19A of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989. 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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