Compound hydroxybenzoate solution: Supply issue resolved

Pharmac there was a brief supply outage with compound hydroxybenzoate (pharmacode 2460149).

10 August 2022: Compound hydroxybenzoate solution has been released to the market. We are aware of a few localised logistics issues which may slow resupply to some locations.

Reason for the issue

The supplier advised sufficient stock was sitting at their warehouse. They were awaiting test results back before it could be released from the quality assurance process.

Resupplied 10 August 2022

Midwest will fill all existing back orders as soon as possible. It may take a few days for the supply to reach pharmacies.

Related issue

Ora-Blend, Ora-Blend SF, and Ora-Plus have also experienced supply issues. We understand supplies should be available again in the week beginning 8 August 2022.

Who to contact

If you have questions about the funding for this product, email

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

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