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Recall of Sodium Chloride Bags

DrugAlert Volume 610

Drug Recall HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Fresenius Kabi, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), has given notice of a drug recall for Sodium Chloride 0.9% 500mL and 1000mL freeflex® bags as follows:…

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Updates to the PBS criteria for evolocumab

Drugline Volume 398

Evolocumab is now available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for high-risk atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in non-familial hypercholesterolaemia. The PBS criteria must include low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels >2.6mmol/L, symptomatic ASCVD with additional risk factors and the patient must…

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Diabetes and Insulin

Clinical Article

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition in which the body loses its ability to produce insulin, or begins to produce insulin less efficiently, resulting in blood glucose levels that are too high. Insulin is…

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Availability of Local Anaesthetic Products

DrugAlert Volume 609

Drug Availability Update Further to DrugAlert Vol 597, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Aspen Pharmacare Australia Pty Ltd is continuing to experience a supply interruption for the following local anaesthetic products: Product ARTG …

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Availability of Suxamethonium

DrugAlert Volume 608

Drug Availability Update Further to DrugAlert volume 590, HPS Pharmacies wish to give notice that Juno Pharmaceuticals are continuing to experience a supply interruption for suxamethonium ampoules as follows: AstraZeneca Suxamethonium Chloride Suxamethonium Chloride 100mg/2mL…

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Recall of Abstral®

DrugAlert Volume 607

Drug Recall HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Menarini, in consultation with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), has given notice of a drug recall for Abstral® 200mcg sublingual tablets as follows: Abstral® Sublingual Tablets Fentanyl 200 mcg ARTG…

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February 2020

Xerostomia (Feb. 27 2020)

Availability of Glucose Intravenous Infusion (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of Ephedrine Hydrochloride (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of OsmoLax® (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of Famotidine (Feb. 26 2020)

Availability of BenPen™ (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Carbimazole (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Calcium Gluconate Gel (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Pindolol (Feb. 21 2020)

Availability of Bleomycin Vials (Feb. 21 2020)

Non-Steroidal Topical Therapy for Dermatitis (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Prazosin (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Phenoxymethylpenicillin (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Dantrolene (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Minipress® (Feb. 20 2020)

Availability of Verapamil Tablets (Feb. 19 2020)

Availability of Carafate® Tablets (Feb. 19 2020)

Availability of Pneumovax® 23 (Feb. 18 2020)

Availability of Span-K® Tablets (Feb. 17 2020)

Availability of Irinotecan (Feb. 17 2020)

Defect correction for Palexia® SR 100mg (Feb. 14 2020)

Availability of Haemorol™ (Feb. 14 2020)

Availability of Primacin® (Feb. 14 2020)

Availability of EpiPen® Jr. (Feb. 14 2020)

Monoclonal Antibodies for Migraine (Feb. 13 2020)

Availability of Amoxicillin & Clavulanic Acid Suspension (Feb. 12 2020)

Availability of Emollient Ointment Sterile (Feb. 11 2020)

Availability of Hydroxocobalamin Ampoules (Feb. 11 2020)

Availability of Fleet® Ready-to-Use Enema (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Gentamicin Ampoules (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Hand Sanitisers (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Ciprofloxacin IV (Feb. 07 2020)

Updated PBS-listing for Pembrolizumab in treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (Feb. 07 2020)

Availability of Zyban® SR Tablets (Feb. 06 2020)

Availability of DBL™ Rocuronium Bromide Vials (Feb. 05 2020)

Availability of Gastrogel Antacid® Oral Suspension (Feb. 05 2020)

Availability of Integrilin® (Feb. 05 2020)

Availability of Tamoxifen Tablets (Feb. 04 2020)

Availability of Ferro-Grad C® Tablets (Feb. 04 2020)

Availability of Minims® Phenylephrine Eye Drops (Feb. 04 2020)

Availability of Panadol® Suppositories (Feb. 04 2020)

Discontinuation of Zantac® Effervescent (Feb. 03 2020)

November 2015

October 2015

Brentuximab Vedotin (Oct. 29 2015)

Dabigatran Antidote on the Horizon (Oct. 22 2015)

Epilim® EC 200mg Tablets (Oct. 22 2015)

Tapentadol (Oct. 15 2015)

Akynzeo® (Oct. 08 2015)

Availability of Timentin® (Oct. 05 2015)

Bexsero® (Oct. 01 2015)

June 2015

November 2012

Morphine Availability (Nov. 26 2012)

Propranolol Unavailable (Nov. 25 2012)

Ketamine may also treat Depression (Nov. 22 2012)

Carbetocin Availability (Nov. 20 2012)

Timentin Availability (Nov. 20 2012)

Analgesic Agonies (Nov. 08 2012)

August 2012

January 2012

Newsline Summer 2012 (Jan. 01 2012)