Drug Availability Update

Further to DrugAlert Vol 609, 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  Current Status
Marcain 0.125% Epidural Infusion 200ml (sterile theatre pack) 48374 Mid-September 2020
Marcain 0.25% bag (sterile theatre pack) 11953 Mid-September 2020
Marcain 0.5% Spinal 5 x 4mL (sterile theatre pack) 21016 Mid-August 2020
Naropin 0.2% 5 x 100mL Polybag (sterile theatre pack) 52396 Mid-August 2020
Naropin 0.2% with Fentanyl 200mcg/100mL (sterile theatre pack) 72874 Early August 2020
Naropin 0.2% with Fentanyl 400mcg/200mL (sterile theatre pack) 72873 Mid-September 2020
Naropin 0.2% with Fentanyl 400mcg/100mL (sterile theatre pack) 72876 Mid-September 2020
Naropin 0.2% with Fentanyl 800mcg/200mL (sterile theatre pack) 72875 Mid-September 2020

All other local anaesthetic products marketed by Aspen are available as normal. HPS Pharmacies is pleased to advise that ropivacaine with fentanyl products are currently available from Baxter.

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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