Drug Availability Update

Further to DrugAlert Vol 585, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd is continuing to experience a supply interruption for the following local anaesthetic products:

Product ARTG Expected Return Date
Marcain 0.125% 5 x 200ml (sterile theatre pack) 12424 Mid-July 2020*
Marcain 0.5% Spinal Heavy 5 x 4mL (sterile theatre pack) 11941 Mid-May 2020
Naropin 0.2% 5 x 100mL Polybag (sterile theatre pack) 52396 Mid-June 2020
Naropin 0.2% with Fentanyl 200mcg/100mL 5 x 100mL (sterile theatre pack) 72874 End June 2020
Xylocaine® 2% Viscous Solution 200mL 213200 End May 2020*
Xylocaine Pump Spray Nozzle 210mm x 10 (sterile theatre pack) Mid-May 2020

*Wholesalers in some states currently have limited stock

All other local anaesthetic products marketed by Aspen are currently available.

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 Aspen Pharmacare Australia on 1300 659 646.

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