HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Hospira Pty Ltd has recently experienced a delay in delivery of DBL Morphine Sulfate Injection 10mg/mL that has also created a higher demand and short supply of DBL Morphine Sulfate Injection 5mg, 15mg, and 30mg.
Hospira has obtained approval from the TGA to import and distribute morphine 10mg/mL from an alternative supplier under Section 19a of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 until regular stocks return to normal.
The alternative product contains a preservative and therefore cannot be used for epidural or intrathecal administration. This product will be easily differentiated from the Hospira brand.
Current stocks available to HPS Pharmacies are being carefully rationed to reduce the impact of this shortage. Deliveries of morphine injections are expected throughout December and January will also assist, but supplies are not expected to return to normal until all backorders are filled.
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 Customer Service at Hospira on 1300 046 774.
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.