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A proposed protocol for managing and communicating medicines shortages has the backing of the SHPA Under the changes suggested by the TGA, medicine suppliers would be required to report all …

Mylan says it is currently shipping “thousands” of EpiPens each week, although a signalled supply of Emerade to help with shortfall did not pan out Mylan/Alphapharm, the sponsor of EpiPens, …

Two drugs have been causing debate this week: cannabis and, predictably, codeine A group of doctors wrote to the Medical Journal of Australia on behalf of the Royal Australasian College …

Consumers are speaking out about the lack of stock situation in pharmacies – and they’re not happy In a piece titled “Codeine ban is one painful bungle after another,” News …

Global shortage of ezetimibe/atorvastatin continues with expected supply date extended to end of March, while sertraline is in shortage until May Atozet tablets, used for hypercholesterolaemia, are currently experiencing a …

Septrin Forte Tablets shortage to last until mid-Feb 2018, while several forms of estradiol patches continue to be unavailable Septrin Forte Tablets (Sulfamethoxazole; Trimethoprim) are currently experiencing a shortage, which …

Nurses are warning that Royal Adelaide Hospital’s new robotic dispensing system is being under-stocked When the new Royal Adelaide Hospital opened with one of the largest Automated Pharmacy Distribution Systems …

Flu numbers are finally on a downward trend amidst worst flu season on record – with nearly 200,000 confirmed cases As of 2 October, there have been 192,542 influenza cases, …

The government has released some Tamiflu stock from the National Medical Stockpile to help bolster national supplies during worst flu season on record There is currently a shortage of Tamiflu …

There has been unexpected increase in demand, but thankfully shortage of one brand has been resolved Back in early June we reported that several formulations of fentanyl citrate had gone …

GSK and the TGA have warned they are anticipating a stock shortage for the combined adult vaccine this month GSK has written saying it is anticipating an intermittent shortage of …

More needs to be done so situations mirroring last year’s metformin shortages don’t happen again, they say Medicines shortages are rife and the current processes don’t seem to be helping, …