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Pethidine out of stock notification announced

Resupply date also updated for sulfasalazine suspension

August 13th 2020

Tagged: supply shortages

By Charles Gladwin

The DHSC has advised of a new out of stock item as well as updating an expected resupply date.

The out of stock medicine supply notifications is

Medicine Out of stock until: Alternatives:

(NB FP10 prescriptions must indicate that a special is required/prescribed by the GP if relevant)


Pethidine 50mg tablets

TBC Unlicensed imports of pethidine tablets have been sourced

The update to expected resupply is as follows:

Original MSN reference Date of original MSN/SDA Resupply date originally communicated Updated resupply date as of w/c 3rd August 2020

Sulfasalazine 250mg/5ml oral suspension

April 28th 2020 August 2020 End Sept 2020