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Clinical

SSP issued for Estraderm MX 25mcg and 100mcg patches

The PSNC said there was “a significant ongoing disruption” to their supply

09 Sep 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Policy

New shortage protocols allow pharmacists to limit HRT supplies

DHSC says pharmacists can use their judgement to dispense less than prescribed for three products.

03 May 2022 , 1 Min Article

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SSPs issued for Lipitor 10mg and 20mg chewable tablets

The SSPs were issued due to what is described as "a significant ongoing disruption" to supply.

15 Feb 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Government issues shortage protocol for paracetamol suppositories

Pharmacists may substitute a slightly higher strength product using the SSP.

25 Jan 2022 , 1 Min Article

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Serious shortage protocol issued for Lipitor chewable tablets

The DHSC has issued a serious shortage protocol for Lipitor 20mg chewable tablets.

18 Nov 2021 , 1 Min Article

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Levothyroxine SSP extended until April 1

The serious shortage protocol for Levothyroxine 12.5mcg tablets has been extended until April 1.

26 Mar 2021 , 1 Min Article

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Fluoxetine 30mg capsules out of stock until December

Fluoxetine 30mg capsules are out of stock until mid-December, the PSNC has warned.

20 Oct 2020 , 1 Min Article

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Fluoxetine 30mg and 40mg SSPs extended into next month

The DHSC has extended the end date of the serious shortage protocols (SSPs) for Fluoxetine 30mg and 40mg capsules.

30 Oct 2019 , 1 Min Article