Category Archives: Supply Issues_Shortages

DHSC Medicines Supply Team monthly Primary Care Supply Issue Updates are available to registered users via the Specialist Pharmacy Service and PrescQIPP websites [please log-in before using links]: SPS Supply Updates / PrescQIPP Out of Stock Intelligence

Adrenaline for Anaphylaxis – Advice for Healthcare Professionals

Advice from the National Director for Patient Safety The National Director for Patient Safety has written to all GP practices and Community Pharmacies asking that healthcare professionals are mindful of the current difficulties with supply of adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) and that they refrain from using AAIs in their anaphylaxis kits. All healthcare professionals providing services where anaphylaxis treatment Continue Reading »

Sinemet Supply Issues – MSD Statement

MSD have notified UK healthcare professionals about delays in the production and supply of some SINEMET ® products. MSD anticipate intermittent supplies products from late August 2018 onwards and into Q1 of 2019. Affected products include: • SINEMET 12.5/50MG 9X10 Tablets • SINEMET 25/250MG 10X10 Tablets • SINEMET PLUS 25/100MG 10X10 Tablets Further details can be found on the Continue Reading »

Department of Health Supply Issues Bulletins

The Department of Health and Social Care has a team responsible for managing medicine supply issues, including shortages and discontinuations. The team produces monthly updates on supply issues affecting primary care. Registered users can access the updates via PrescQIPP or the Specialist Pharmacy Services website (when logged-in – please log-in before using the links):  December 2018 issue

Supply Disruption Alert – EpiPen adrenaline auto-injectors

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) have issued the attached Supply Disruption Alert (SDA) with advice on managing issues due to shortage of EpiPen adrenaline auto-injectors. The SDA recommends that all health care professionals ensure that: Adult and child adrenaline auto-injectors are only prescribed and dispensed to those who truly need them. Repeat prescriptions and supply are Continue Reading »

Adrenaline Auto-Injector Supply Issues – Updated Information

Meda Pharmaceuticals Ltd have published an update on the issues affecting supply of EpiPen adrenaline auto-injectors. The update supplements information available from the Medicines and Pharmacy Directorate of the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) via the Specialist Pharmacy Service website and PrescQIPP [NB: links only work if logged-in]. Community pharmacy staff can refer to the ‘manufacturer contingency Continue Reading »