Drug Availability Update


Further to DrugAlert Volume 306, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that all suppliers of vancomycin vials registered for use in Australia are continuing to experience a supply interruption.

While wholesaler stocks of vancomycin vials are exhausted, HPS Pharmacies can source a limited supply of internationally registered vancomycin for the benefit of our clients. These 500mg and 1g vials, registered and marketed in Canada, can now be supplied under an exemption granted by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) under section 19A of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989.

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.

Information regarding expected dates for supply may vary subject to delays which are out of our control. HPS Pharmacies does not accept responsibility for such changes but will endeavour to keep our clients updated as information is made available from drug manufacturers or wholesalers.

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