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Supply Disruption Alert – Diamorphine Hydrochloride powder for reconstitution and injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Diamorphine Hydrochloride Powder for Reconstitution and Injection 5mg and 10mg ampoules. There are two suppliers of diamorphine hydrochloride 5mg and 10mg in the UK, Wockhardt and Accord. Accord are out of stock of both strengths with a resupply date of...

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Supply Disruption Alert: Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension (Pfizer)

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply disruption alert for Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension (Pfizer). Pfizer have limited supplies of Phenytoin (Epanutin®) 30mg/5ml Oral Suspension and anticipate going out of stock w/c 2nd March 2020. The anticipated re-supply date is late June 2020. The Canadian brand of Phenytoin 30mg/5ml...

2 days ago

MHRA Class 4 Drug Alert – Memantine 10mg tablets (Crescent Pharma Ltd)

Drug alert number: EL (20)A/11 Date issued: 25 February 2020 The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 4 pharmacy level caution in use for: Memantine 10mg Film-Coated Tablets (Crescent Pharma Ltd) PL 20416/0260 Crescent Pharma Ltd has informed MHRA of a discrepancy on the product packaging for the batches below....

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Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

 

Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

Queries relating to hazardous waste bins (yellow bins), including to arrange collection, should be directed to the NHS England & NHS Improvement West Yorkshire Area Team - england.wyat-phes@nhs.net.  When emailing to arrange collection, please include details of how many bins will require collecting (collection cannot be arranged without this information).

 

Disposal of needles, syringes and sharps

Some community pharmacies across West Yorkshire are able to accept needles, syringes and sharps for disposal.

These sharps can only be accepted if they are taken to the pharmacy in sealed yellow sharps bins.  Pharmacies are unable to accept loose sharps or sharps that are not in the specified container.

If you do not have a yellow sharps bin then these are available on prescription from the professional who prescribed you the needles, syringes or sharps.

Do not use other bins

You should not put used needles or other sharps:

- in your household waste bin or any other general refuse bin

- in a container that's no longer needed, such as a drinks can or bottle

 

A list of pharmacies providing this service can be found on the link below:

Pharmacies Disposing of Diabetic Sharps

 

The above list was updated in October 2018.  If your pharmacy appears on this list and you no longer accept sharps or if you do accept sharps and your pharmacy details are omitted, please advise info@cpwy.org.

If you do not have a sharps bin, but would like to offer this service, please contact NHS England West Yorkshire Area Team.  Contact details can be found above.

 

This service is for people who have been prescribed needles, syringes or sharps.  If you have found needles or syringes in a public area then you should contact your local council to arrange disposal.