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Originator: DHSC Supply Disruption Alert

Issue date: 04-Jul-2019 10:58:55

This alert has been issued to:
  • Care Trusts
  • Mental Health Trusts
  • Specialists Trusts
  • NHS Regional Offices
  • Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Mental Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Ambulance Trusts
  • Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Acute Trusts
  • Community Trusts

  • MHRA (Medicines) Drug Alerts (Various Recipients)
  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Special Health Authorities
  • MHRA (Medicines) Drug Alerts - Non-NHS Recipients
  • Director of Public Health

Action category: Action

Title: Marcain Heavy 0.5% Solution for Injection - Supply Disruption

Broadcast content:
Marcain Heavy 0.5% (bupivacaine hydrochloride anhydrous) solution for injection will be out of stock until 22 July.

This alert sets out a management plan for organisations to follow in managing stock.

Other bupivacaine injectable preparations continue to remain available during this time.

Additional information: NHS England Regional Offices - please do not cascade to primary care.

Alert reference: SDA/2019/003

Action underway deadline: 05-Jul-2019

Action complete deadline: 22-Jul-2019


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