HPS Pharmacies wishes to give notice that Baxter is updating their IV bags used for compounded chemotherapy, antibiotic, and clinical trial products.

The current Viaflex bags are set to be discontinued and will be replaced with the new Baxter Multilayer EVA bags. The transition period will commence from 4 November 2023.

An example of the current Viaflex bag and the new Multilayer EVA bags are shown below.

Image 1. Comparison of Viaflex and Multilayer EVA bags (image reproduced from Baxter)

Baxter Multilayer EVA bags are available in 125 mL, 250 mL and 1L sizes. Products will transition to the appropriate size bag according to their final volume. There will be no change to labelled stability for these products.

Retain this notice in a prominent position, including in other related business units for one month. Report any problems identified with medicines, vaccines or medical devices to the TGA.

Should you require further information regarding this matter, please contact Baxter on (02) 9848 1111 or your pharmacist at HPS Pharmacies.

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