Supply of cladribine and dacarbazine

OIA response

Request about any previous supply issues for cladribine and decarbazine.

12 March 2020

[Name and contact details redacted]

Dear [Redacted] 


Thank you for your email of 17 February 2020.  You have asked if there have been any supply constraints for cladribine and dacarbazine in the past three years. 

In early 2018, a manufacturing delay resulted in stocks of dacarbazine 200mg for injection being unavailable.  This was resolved by the end of April 2018.  An alternative supply of the pharmaceutical was obtained during this period to ensure that stocks were still available for patients. 

Cladribine injection has had no stock limitations over the last few years. 

We trust that this information answers your queries.  We are making our information more freely available, so we will now publish selected OIA responses (excluding personal details) on our website.  Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this. 

Yours sincerely 

Rachel Read
Policy Manager, Engagement and Implementation