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Category list : Medicines shortages

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  • Tackling medicines shortages Subscription

    23 NOV 2012 14:59

    Perhaps we should not be surprised that the Department of Health’s response to the All-Party Pharmacy Group report into medicines shortages is quite muted and laissez-faire.

  • Medicine shortage problem is far from solved, warns APPG

    25 JUL 2014 15:51

    Shortages of branded medicines are now less visible than they were two years ago but the problem is still ongoing, according to the All-Party Pharmacy Group (APPG).

  • The problem of medicines shortages

    GPs say patient care compromised by medicines shortages

    7 AUG 2014 12:22 By Debbie Andalo
    Comments (2)

    Calls for the government to take action after a third of GPs who settled for an alternative product said it could have caused harm or resulted in a longer recovery.

  • Acetazolamide, Morphgesic, potassium chloride and paracetamol stock shortage Subscription

    21 NOV 2014 10:05

    The following products from Amdipharm Mercury are currently out of stock. Supply of these products is expected to resume by the end of November 2014: acetazolamide tablets 250mg x 112; Morphgesic (morphine sulphate) SR tablets 60mg x 60; potassium chloride concentrate for solution for infusion 15%w/v, 10ml x 10; paracetamol 500mg/ml x 200ml.

  • Stock shortages for Amdipharm Mercury Subscription

    21 NOV 2014 10:08

    The following products are out of stock from Amdipharm Mercury. Supply is expected to resume by the end of December 2014: bupivacaine and adrenaline injection 0.25%w/v, 1 in 200,000, 10ml x 10; Diamox (acetazolamide) SR prolonged-release capsules x 30; gentamycin and hydrocortisone acetate ear drops, 0.3%/1%w/v, 10ml; gentamycin eye/ear drops 0.3%w/v, 10ml; guanethidine monosulphate ampoules 10mg/ml x 5; phenindione tablets 25mg x 28.

  • Morphgesic and trifluoperazide out of stock Subscription

    21 NOV 2014 10:09

    Morphgesic (morphine sulphate) SR tablets 100mg x 60 and trifluoperazide tablets 1mg x 112 are currently out of stock from Amdipharm Mercury. Supply is expected to resume by January 2015. 

  • Bupivicaine, digoxin, Deltastab and Hytrin out of stock Subscription

    21 NOV 2014 10:11

    The following products are out of stock from Amdipharm Mercury: bupivacaine hydrochloride solution for infusion 0.1%w/v and 0.125%w/v, both 250ml x 20; digoxin solution for injection 250µg/ml, 2ml x 10; Deltastab (prednisolone acetate) injection ampoules 25mg/ml x 10; Hytrin (terazosin) tablets 10mg. Supply is expected to resume in February 2015.

  • Efcortesol and epoprostenol out of stock Subscription

    21 NOV 2014 10:12

    Efcortesol (hydrocortisone sodium phosphate) solution for injection ampoules 100mg/ml x 5 and epoprostenol powder and solvent for solution for infusion powder 0.5mg are currently out of stock from Amdipharm Mercury. Supply should resume by March 2015.

  • Aureocort, demeclocycline, diloxanide and Hydrocortistab out of stock Subscription

    21 NOV 2014 10:16

    The following products are out of stock from Amdipharm Mercury: Aureocort (chlortetracycline hydrochloride/triamcinolone acetonide) ointment 3.09%/1%w/w, 15g; Co-phenotrope (diphenoxylate hydrochloride/atropine sulphate) tablets 2.5/0.25mg x 100; demeclocycline hydrochloride capsules 150mg x 28; diloxanide tablets 500mg x 30; Hydrocortistab (hydrocortisone acetate) injection ampoules 25mg/ml x 10. Supply is expected to resume by June 2015.

  • European drug manufacturers have developed a communications framework which could help prevent medicines shortages

    Drug manufacturers propose alert system to mitigate medicine shortages Subscription

    28 JAN 2015 9:55 By Debbie Andalo

    European drug manufacturers have developed a communications framework which they claim could help prevent medicines shortages or lessen their impact.

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