Adrenaline (Aspen) Inj ampoules: Supply issue

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Supply issues are affecting two presentations of adrenaline ampoules.

Affected product

Stock of the 1 in 1,000 DBL Adrenaline ampoule (Pharmacode 603341) is restricted. This has in turn created a supply issue with the 1 in 1,000 Aspen Adrenaline ampoule (Pharmacode 2309823). Aspen have placed this product on allocation

A separate issue is affecting the 1 in 10,000 adrenaline Aspen Adrenaline ampoule (Pharmacode 2390949). Aspen has placed this product on allocation until the new shipment arrives.

Chemical Presentation Brand Pharmacode Price Measure/Qty
Adrenaline Inj 1 in 1,000, 1 ml ampoule  DBL Adrenaline
(Community only)
603341 $13.27 per 5
Adrenaline Inj 1 in 1,000, 1 ml ampoule  Aspen Adrenaline 2309823 $4.98 per 5
Adrenaline Inj 1 in 10,000, 10 ml ampoule Aspen Adrenaline 2390949 $49.00 per 10

Alternative product

Pfizer, the supplier of DBL Adrenaline, is arranging an alternative 1 in 1,000 ampoule. Pfizer does not expect a complete out of stock of this presentation of adrenaline.

Expected resupply

Aspen expects new shipments of both strengths of adrenaline ampoules to arrive by mid-July. Please note it may take 1 to 2 weeks for the product to clear quality assurance and make its way through the supply chain to pharmacies.

Who to contact

If you have questions about this issue, email enquiry@pharmac.govt.nz

Please include as much information as you can about the product (presentation, brand, pharmacode) and who your wholesaler is.

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