Medicine shortages

A number of medical products are currently facing supply shortages, the TGA is advising health professionals.

Among the products for which shortages are currently reported, are:

  • Avandamet 2/500 and 4/500 tablet blister packs (Rosiglitazone maleate\Metformin hydrochloride) – from GlaxoSmithKline, due to manufacturing issues.
  • Simplotan and Fasigyn (tinidazole) 500mg tablet blister packs from Pfizer are now listed as facing shortages due to manufacturing issues. The TGA says other registered therapeutic alternatives are available.

However, a previous shortage of Neo

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