Further to DrugAlert Volume 173, HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Link Healthcare has now sourced an emergency supply of a generic alternative:
Imipramine (Link) 25mg tablets
Although Imipramine (Link) is not registered, it does not require Special Access Scheme approval for supply. The TGA authorisation for distribution is under Section 19(A) of the Therapeutic Goods Act, permitting supply of an unregistered product in situations where there is an interruption to supply of a registered product, and where there is a recognised medical need.
Intermittent shipments of Tolerade® tablets 10mg continue to arrive, and distribution is being managed carefully.
HPS Pharmacies will continue to communicate any changes in supply as this information becomes available.
Please retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units, as a reminder for all staff members until supply returns to normal.
Report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.
Should you require further information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies, or Link Healthcare Customer Service on 1800 181 060.
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.