Drug Availability

HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Aspen Pharmacare is experiencing a supply interruption for Marcain with Fentanyl injection ampoules as follows:

Marcain 0.125% with Fentanyl 100mcg/20mL
Bupivacaine Hydrochloride 0.125% + Fentanyl 5mcg/mL
ARTG 123384

Wholesaler supplies are currently restricted and HPS Pharmacies has access to a limited supply based on our historical usage. However, it is anticipated that wholesaler stock will be exhausted by the end of November 2019. This product will then be unavailable at all wholesalers. Normal supplies are expected to resume in mid-late February 2020.

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 on 1300 659 646.

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