Product Availability


HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Pfizer Australia have given notice of a supply
shortage of:

Sodium Bicarbonate Wide-Necked Glass Vial
8.4% 100mL x 10
Pfizer product code: 19041084
Aust R: 10801

This shortage of Sodium Bicarbonate 8.4% 100mL vials is due to a disruption in supply from the manufacturer and is expected to last for at least three months, but possibly until March 2014. Stock holdings will be exhausted at Pfizer in two weeks, and thereafter at distributors.

There is no concern for the safety of sodium bicarbonate vials currently in circulation.

In the interim, Pfizer recommend the use of Phebra Sodium Bicarbonate 8.4%, 10mL vials, while HPS Pharmacies continues to explore more convenient alternatives, and will update you as information becomes available.

Please retain this notice in a prominent position, including other related business units as a reminder for all staff members until supplies return 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 Pfizer Trade Operations on 1800 629 921.

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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