Drug Availability Update
Further to DrugAlert Vol 731, 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:
|Marcain 0.25% 5 x 100mL (sterile theatre pack)||11953||November 2021|
|Naropin 0.2% 5 x 100mL Polybag (sterile theatre pack)||52396||November 2021|
|Naropin 0.2% with Fentanyl 200mcg/100mL (sterile theatre pack)||72874||December 2021|
|Naropin 0.2% with Fentanyl 400mcg/100mL (sterile theatre pack)||72876||December 2021|
|Naropin 0.2% with Fentanyl 800mcg/200mL (sterile theatre pack)||72875||November 2021|
Aspen has advised that supplies of Naropin 0.2% with Fentanyl 400mcg/200mL have returned. Stock has begun to arrive at distribution centres around the country and normal supplies are expected to return in all states shortly. Other ropivacaine + fentanyl products are available through Baxter. All other local anaesthetic products marketed by Aspen are available as normal.
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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