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Medicines’ shortage alert

Information on lingering supply issues

April 27th 2018

Tagged: Clinical guidance news Dispensary guidance news

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Norfolk LMC has advised of a number of new, and ongoing supply shortages.

Among the highlighted problems includes:

  • Lacri lube eye ointment (Allergan): out of stock with no resupply date due to a manufacturing issue. Recommended alternative is Xailin Night Ointment (Nicox)
  • Epipen 0.3mg (Senior) Auto-injectors: As a result of intermittent supply constraints of EpiPen® 0.3mg (Senior) stock is allocated on a (max) two injectors per prescription-only basis.

Additional, ongoing shortages are also noted in the briefing.

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