HPS Pharmacies has been notified by the Australian subsidiary of Becton Dickinson (BD) that their American parent company has informed them of reports of reduced potency of certain medications when stored in some BD plastic disposable hypodermic syringes. This notification is in relation to reports indicating the potential for stored medication to lose potency due to a possible reaction with the rubber stopper.
Although no such reports have been received from Australian customers, HPS Pharmacies will immediately transition to alternative syringe systems utilised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia credentialed facilities. Please note: this transition may result in minor pricing variations.
HPS Pharmacies would like to assure its clients that there will be no interruption to the supply of its specialised compounded products.
Should you require further information regarding this matter, please contact your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies, or Agnes Gower (Pharmacy Manager at HPS – Alexander Avenue) on 08 8193 9103.
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.