Further to DrugAlert vol 902, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Aspen Pharmacare Australia is experiencing a supply interruption for the following local anaesthetic products:

Product ARTG Anticipated availability
Xylocaine 2% Adrenaline 1:200,000 5X20mL (theatre pack) 12021 Early June 2024
Xylocaine 0.5% Adrenaline 1:200,000 5X20mL (theatre pack) 12008 Long term out of stock
Marcain 0.25% with Adrenaline 1:400,000 5x20mL (sterile theatre pack) 125878 Late April-early May 2024
Marcain 0.5% with Adrenaline 1:200,000 5x20mL (sterile theatre pack) 48329 Late March-early April 2024

All other Aspen local anaesthetic products are 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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