Product Availability

HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Baxter is experiencing a supply issue for Elastomeric devices. Baxter has been monitoring this global issue and taking action to minimise supply interruptions for their customers. However, it is now anticipated that a supply interruption will occur for the LV-10 device as follows:

Elastomeric Large Volume Infusor LV-10
Nominal Flow Rate 10mL/hour

This supply interruption is anticipated to occur from the week beginning 6 December 2021.

To minimise the impact, Baxter has imposed the following restrictions on the supply of compounded and non-compounded LV-10 devices:

  • Total restriction of supply of non-compounded LV-10 devices
  • Maximum order quantity of 10 pre-filled saline LV-10 devices
  • Supply of compounded LV-10 devices greater than 7 days (with consultation).

These restrictions only affect the LV-10 device. The LV-5 device remains available and may be considered as an alternative. HPS Pharmacies is following up with Baxter to confirm when normal supply of the LV-10 will return.

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 Baxter on 1800 229 837 or your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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