Pfizer stock update
Pfizer have advised PHARMAC of some medicine supply issues that they are managing. They are detailed below.
Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin) tablets EN 500mg
Pfizer saw an increase in demand of this medicine through April. As a result they are managing stock with wholesalers until their next delivery, which is due late-May/early-June.
They have informed us that there is stock available in the supply chain.
Acipimox (Olbetam) capsules 250mg
Pfizer are bringing in an alternative supply of Olbetam to cover a shortage with the current supply.
They are currently managing stock until the alternative product arrives. The alternative was initially listed using s29. The alternative has since gained Medsafe approval.
This stock is due to arrive the first week of June.
Phenytoin sodium (Dilantin) Susp Paed 30mg/5mL 500ml
Pfizer have notified PHARMAC staff of a supply shortage of this medicine. Stock is available on allocation.
Who to contact
If you have any queries about these issues, contact Pfizer on 0800 736 363(external link)
Last updated: 22 May 2020