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Potentially Inappropriate Medicines in the Australian Setting

A list of potentially inappropriate medicines (PIMs) specific to the Australian setting has recently been published. Potentially inappropriate medicines can be defined as medications with risks that may outweigh their benefits in older adults….

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Availability of Clexane® 60mg

DrugAlert Volume 936

HPS Pharmacies wishes to advise that Sanofi Australia is experiencing a supply interruption for Clexane® 60mg injection syringes as follows: Clexane® Pre-filled Syringes Enoxaparin sodium 60mg/0.6mL ARTG 56709 Normal supplies of Clexane® 60mg are…

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Tafamidis on the PBS

Drugline Volume 497

Tafamidis is now available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for the treatment of wild-type or hereditary transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM). This condition is associated with the accumulation of misfolded transthyretin in the myocardium,…

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Discontinuation of Oruvail® SR and Orudis® SR

DrugAlert Volume 935

HPS Pharmacies wishes to advise that Sanofi Pharmaceuticals are discontinuing ketoprofen capsules as follows: Oruvail® SR Capsules Ketoprofen 200mg ARTG 42422  Orudis® SR Capsules Ketoprofen 200mg ARTG 27535 Sanofi estimates that supplies of each…

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Intranasal Corticosteroids in Allergic Rhinitis

Rhinitis is an inflammation of the lining of the nose, causing congestion, rhinorrhoea, sneezing and itching. It is classified as allergic (hay fever) or non-allergic (including drug-induced, irritant, occupational) rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is a…

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Availability of Orencia®

DrugAlert Volume 934

Further to DrugAlert Volume 929, HPS Pharmacies wish to advise that Bristol-Myers Squibb is experiencing a supply interruption for Orencia® as follows: Orencia® ClickJect® Abatacept 125mg ARTG 236039  Orencia® Prefilled Syringe Abatacept 125mg ARTG…

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November 2020

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)

December 2018