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19 new shortage issues for August

Read the latest update from the DHSC

August 12th 2019

Tagged: supply shortages

By Ailsa Colquhoun

The Department of Health has published a supply issues update for August.
Among the new supply issues identified are:


  • Acetylcholine Chloride (Miochol-E) 20mg powder and solvent for irrigation
  • Amikacin 500mg/2ml injection
  • Bufyl (bupivacaine 1mg/ml and fentanyl 2 micrograms/ml) solution for infusion 250ml
  • Emerade 500 microgram and 300 microgram adrenaline auto-injector (AAI) devices
  • Haloperidol 5mg/ml injection
  • Ketalar 200mg in 20ml (ketamine hydrochloride 10mg/ml) injection
  • Labetalol 5mg/mL injection
  • Tobramycin 240mg/6ml injection
  • Phenylephrine 1mg in 10ml (0.1mg /ml) injection


  • Colestid (colestipol) 5g granules
  • Disopyramide 150mg tablets
  • Physeptone (methadone) 5mg tablets
  • Quinapril 5mg tablets
  • Sinemet 10/100mg tablets
  • Tiagabine tablets
  • Tuberculosis medications


  • BOC Medical Carbon Dioxide
  • Indocid (indometacin) 100mg suppositories
  • Sanofi and Zentiva: distribution issues

DDA members can view the update in the shortages section of the website

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