Drug Availability


HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Pfizer Australia is experiencing a supply interruption for DBL Heparin Sodium as follows:


Pack Size


Expected Return Date

DBL Heparin Sodium 5000 IU/0.2mL

5 x 0.2mL ampoules


Late September 2018

DBL Heparin Sodium 5000 IU/0.2mL

50 x 0.2mL ampoules


Late September 2018

DBL Heparin Sodium 5000 IU/1mL

5 x 1mL ampoules


Mid-May 2018


This supply interruption is due to delays in securing adequate manufacturing capacity in response to increased market demand. There are no safety concerns with these products. HPS Pharmacies are currently able to source a limited supply of these products for the benefit of our clients. Once these supplies are exhausted, your HPS Pharmacies Clinical Pharmacist can provide advice on available alternatives.

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, or Pfizer Australia on 1800 999 543.

Information regarding expected dates for supply may vary subject to delays which are out of our control. HPS Pharmacies does not accept responsibility for such changes but will endeavour to keep our clients updated as information is made available from drug manufacturers or wholesalers.

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