Category Archives: Memos and Alerts

HRT Shortages – Resources

British Menopause Society (BMS) – HRT Supply News BMS Tools for Clinicians HRT Guide HRT – Practical prescribing HRT preparations and equivalent alternatives Prescribable alternatives to HRT CKS HRT guide Serious Shortage Protocols [full list via NHS BSA – not searchable] Serious Shortage Protocols [‘Live’ list via PSNC – not searchable] PSNC Dispensing & Supply News [covers ALL Continue Reading »

DHSC Medicines Supply Notice – Metformin 500mg/5ml oral solution sugar free

The DHSC Medicines Supply team have circulated the following Tier 2 Medicines Supply Notification concerning metformin 500mg/5ml oral solution sugar free: MSN 2021_045 Metformin oral solution 500mg in 5ml During the last three months for which data is available, 864 patients (cf total population >4.5 million) received supplies of metformin 500mg/5ml oral solution sugar free from pharmacies dispensing Continue Reading »

Varenicline (Champix) Supply Issues – NCSCT advice

The National Centre for Smoking Cessation & Training (NCSCT) has published the following bulletin notifying smoking cessation practitioners about problems with supplies of varenicline (Champix) and signposting to advice on alternatives. Champix out of stock We’ve been informed that unfortunately Pfizer are currently facing an issue with the supply of varenicline (Champix) across all doses and presentations. Pfizer Continue Reading »

CD Bulletin – December 2020

CD Bulletin Issue 17 December 2020 Substance -LEAN CANCARD Pharmacy Investigations Crushing Buprenorphine Tablets CPCS – Inappropriate Supplies Drug Awareness Returned CD Stock Dispensing Error Learning from Coroner Report Fraudulent Prescriptions Change of Contact