Drug Availability Update

Further to DrugAlert Volume 686, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Orion Laboratories is continuing to experience a supply interruption for sterile cocaine topical solution as follows:

Cocaine Topical Sterile, 2mL
Cocaine 5%

Cocaine Topical Sterile, 2mL
Cocaine 10%

Note: cocaine hydrochloride powder is also experiencing a supply interruption. This shortage will affect all compounded cocaine products.

Normal supplies of Cocaine Topical Sterile Solution 5% are expected in late June to early July 2021, while stocks of Cocaine Topical Sterile Solution 10% are expected to return in September 2021. HPS Pharmacies has sourced an internationally registered brand of sterile cocaine 10% solution which may be accessed via the Special Access Scheme (SAS), if necessary. Please note that SAS 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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