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Discontinuation of phenelzine tabletsMay 14, 2020

Supplies of phenelzine tablets will run out in New Zealand by the end of May 2020. See, Pharmac: Phenelzine sulfate discontinuation Guidance for withdrawal from phenelzine and switching to another antidepressant has been released in a joint statement from the New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists’ Association: Mental Health Special Interest Group and the Royal Australian & […]

Medicines supplyMay 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected medicine supply globally. PHARMAC has provided a summary of all medicines where there is an issue with supply. We have included this link in the ‘Useful links’ section of our site, accessed from the ‘Resources’ tab at the top. It is also in the ‘Current supply’ section of our COVID-19 […]

Unapproved medicinesMay 11, 2020

Prescribing unapproved medicines is common in NZ. COVID-19 may increase our use of unapproved medicines as a result of either a change in supply, or the use of new medicines if appropriate evidence emerges.  Medsafe outlines the responsibilities of prescribers using unapproved medicines. We have included a link in the ‘Useful links’ section of our […]

Medicines and COVID-19March 20, 2020

This page was last updated: 16 July 2020 at 05:00 PM This site contains general information for health professionals in NZ regarding medicines and COVID-19. The information is compiled by a multidisciplinary team including pharmacists, pharmacologists and infectious diseases experts. Written information for patients to address questions and concerns about medicines and COVID-19 can be […]

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