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

Getting Medication – Government Statement

The Department of Health & Social Care have published a policy paper on access to medicines in the UK – including information about contingency plans for a ‘No Deal Brexit’. DHSC 18/01/2019 The government is working with pharmaceutical companies, suppliers, and the NHS to make sure patients continue to receive the medication they need if the UK leaves Continue Reading »

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 »