Bortezomib injection 3.5 mg: Supply issue
There is a temporary supply issue leading to a delay in the replenishment of further stocks of bortezomib 3.5 mg injection. The Dr Reddy’s Bortezomib brand is out of stock.
8 October 2021 update
We are advised that re-supply of the Dr Reddy's brand is expected by late October.
Bortezomib Juno injection 3.5 mg is listed as an alternative from 1 October 2021
- Pharmacode: 2559498
We continue to work with the supplier to ensure that there is no patient-level out of stock for this product.
About prescribing and supplying a section 29 medicine
What section 29 means
Section 29 of the Medicines Act allows for medicines that are not Medsafe approved to be dispensed to people. The medicine must be prescribed by someone registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand – e.g., doctors.
We know supplying a medicine under section 29 is not ideal. In this case, however, the alternative would be for patients to have no bortezomib.
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
Who to contact
If you have questions, contact your wholesaler.
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