Shortage of diamorphine injection 5mg

From week commencing 27th May, both Accord and Wockhardt, the two manufacturers of diamorphine injection in the UK, are out of stock of diamorphine 5mg injection, with an anticipated resupply date of 5th August when Wockhardt will support the entire market until Accord is back in stock from October 2019. Although diamorphine 10mg injection is available, there is insufficient stock to support use in secondary care to deliver 5mg doses. This memo advises on alternative management options.

DiamorphineShortages and discontinuations

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