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Originator: DHSC & NHS England and Improvement: Supply disruption alert

Issue date: 13-May-2020 11:00:23

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
  • Social Care Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Special Health Authorities
  • MHRA (Medicines) Drug Alerts - Non-NHS Recipients
  • GP - Locum
  • NHS 111 and Out of hours providers
  • GP Practices
  • DHSC Supply Disruption - Medicines
  • Primary Care Networks

Action category: Action

Title: Salazopyrin (sulfasalazine) 500mg suppositories - Supply Disruption

Broadcast content:

There is a supply issue affecting Salazopyrin┬« 500mg suppositories due to an increase in demand.

This alert contains advice on the management of affected patients.

Additional information: NHS England Regional Offices: please cascade this alert to Community Pharmacy and to any GP Practices not yet registered with CAS.

Alert reference: SDA/2020/008

Action underway deadline: 15-May-2020

Action complete deadline: 05-Jun-2020


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