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The issue: Hydralazine 20 mg/mL x 1 mL injectable is a single source item from Sterimax who has indicated the drug is in short supply with intermittent availability.

The Issue: Due to the shortage of medroxyprogesterone acetate 150 mg/mL injectable suspension (vials) in Canada, Health Canada has approved the importation of US-labelled pre-filled syringes from Pfizer in order to prevent supply gaps until Canadian product is available again (li

In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the possibility of personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages was very real, an aerosol intubation box created by Dr. Hsien Yung Lai of Taiwan piqued Dr. Akhtar’s curiosity.

Northern Health’s Physician Quality Improvement program has a brand new podcast - Qualitycast North hosted by Dr. Shyr Chui!

The Change: Due to provincial changes in hazardous drug handling, NH is changing to methotrexate PFS formats for ectopic pregnancy treatment. This change enables staff to provide a ready-to-administer dose of methotrexate.

Resolution: Availability of famotidine 10 mg/mL X 2 mL injectable has stabilized and NH pharmacy has adequate stock to support usual usage across the health region.