Drug Availability Update

Further to DrugAlert Volume 485, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Seqirus is continuing to experience a supply interruption for BenPen as follows:

BenPen Vials
Benzylpenicillin (as sodium) 600mg
ARTG 10329

BenPen Vials
Benzylpenicillin (as sodium) 1.2g
ARTG 10326

Normal supplies of BenPen 600mg and BenPen™ 1.2g are expected to resume by end of February 2020. An internationally registered brand of benzylpenicillin 600mg and 1.2g vials has 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 Seqirus on (03) 9389 2000, or your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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