Product Availability


HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that UCB Australia Pty Ltd, who now distribute Minijets® Prefilled Syringes in Australia, are unable to access new supplies at this time. UCB Australia expect to know their new supply chain, and date of stock arrival by June/July 2013.

In the meantime HPS Pharmacies can offer an Adrenaline 1:10,000 1mg/10mL Prefilled Syringe as an alternative to Adrenaline Minijet® 1:10,000 1mg/10mL. This UK sourced product has a capped Luer lock tip and is granted a section 19A exemption under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 to allow importing and distribution until 30th June 2013.

Atropine Sulphate Minijet® 1mg/10mL and Sodium Bicarbonate Minijet® 4.2 g/50mL supplies are almost exhausted, and alternative presentations are currently limited to ampoules or vials. We expect to be able to offer prefilled syringe alternatives shortly.

Current holdings of Naloxone Hydrochloride Minijet® 400mcg/1mL and Glucose Minijet® 25g/50mL are expected to last another year, by which time on-going sources should be clarified.

Please retain this notice in a prominent position, including other related business units, until supplies return to normal. Should you require further information regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies or UCB Australia on (03) 9828 1800.

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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