Drug shortage reported for DANTRIUM® powder for injection 20 mg vials AUST R 14435

We have been notified by Pfizer Australia that there is a supply shortage for the registered product, DANTRIUM® powder for injection 20 mg AUST R 14435, due to continued manufacturing delays. It is expected to resume mid-March 2018. Under the Section 19A of the TGA Act, there is an alternate product, Dantrium® Intravenous 20 mg powder for solution for injection vials [Norgine], for use in the meantime. More information can be read here.

Drug shortage reported for Metoprolol tartare 1mg/mL

We have been notified by LINK Healthcare that the supply for Australian registered metoprolol tartrate IV 5mg/5mL injection is in shortage. 
Under the Section 19A, LINK has arranged the supply of an alternative product - METOPROLOL CARINO (metoprolol tartrate) 1mg/mL solution for injection, 5mL ampoule, registered and marketed in Germany. More information of this drug shortage and alternate supply can be read here.