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Legislative changes are needed to enable pharmacists to manage ongoing medicines supply shortages effectively, a Guild spokesperson says  Governments around the globe are being urged to introduce measures to make …

The TGA has made a Serious Scarcity Substitution Instrument regarding fluoxetine 20mg dispersible tablets To help manage the shortage of the dispersible tablet form of this dose, the Therapeutic Goods …

Recently launched diabetes med with weight loss hype another victim of ‘larger than expected demand’ Mounjaro, the hotly anticipated competitor to social media-hyped diabetes and de facto weight loss drug …

Eli Lilly’s Trulicity had been been ‘go-to’ replacement for in-demand Ozempic Trulicity, the type-2 diabetes preparation which had been a regular stop-gap option when the much-hyped Ozempic was in short …

Prescribers urged not to start new patients on Ozempic, as Novo Nordisk warns of supply shortages throughout 2024  Ozempic supplier, Novo Nordisk, is warning that supply of the diabetes medication …

Sanofi-Aventis has notified the TGA that the tablet form of its vigabatrin product, Sabril, is in shortage The Therapeutic Goods Administration has said in a statement that the shortage has …

One version of the synthetic growth hormone in short supply while another is discontinued The somatropin products marketed as Norditropin FlexPro 5mg, 10mg and 15mg will be in shortage until …

A Serious Scarcity Substitution Instrument has been made for Ryzodeg 70/30 FlexTouch Pharmacists can now substitute Ryzodeg 70/30 Penfill cartridges instead of Ryzodeg 70/30 FlexTouch prefilled pen under certain conditions, …

Patients are being warned that plans to introduce 60-day dispensing from 1 July will impact the supply of medicines and services through community pharmacies  Labor’s plan to introduce double dispensing …

Hospital pharmacists are being urged to make “appropriate changes” to Metalyse (tenecteplase) packaging to reflect updated expiry dates  Shortages of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Metalyse (tenecteplase) injection products have prompted the Therapeutic …

The eyes of the nation turned to the Gold Coast this week, as we heard from Guild representatives, politicians and other pharmacy leaders at APP2023 Thousands of pharmacists from around …

Ongoing global shortages of diabetes medication, Ozempic (semaglutide), due to off-label prescribing has prompted one patient to start a GoFundMe campaign for his funeral.   Diabetes patient, Stephen Callaghan, is …