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The Issue: Sandoz recently recalled several lots of losartan oral tablets (25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg) due to the presence of an azido impurity above acceptable levels for long term use. The majority of NH supply has been affected and several sites now have no stock.

The Issue: famotidine 10 mg/mL X 2 mL injectable is on backorder from the sole source vendor in Canada. NH has approximately 8 to 10 weeks of remaining supply in pharmacies and patient care areas.

Anticipated Availability: End of October 2021

The Issue: fluorescein 1 mg ophthalmic strips (Diofluor®) are on backorder with anticipated intermittent availability from the sole source vendor in Canada. NH pharmacy has low stock, and several sites have already stocked out.

Beginning Monday, September 13, Doctors of BC will be conducting its 6th annual Health Authority Engagement Survey. This important survey seeks input on your level of engagement and interaction with our Health Authority. You are encouraged to participate and provide your feedback.

Background: The provider for the Prothrombin Time (PT) reagent has announced that they will discontinue the production of the current PT reagent; they have presented an alternative reagent.

On Friday, August 20, 2021, Provincial Health Officer (PHO), Dr.

The Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) team is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Denise Jaworsky (she/her) into the role of SSC PQI QI Champion. The PQI Initiative is one of two flagship programs of the Specialist Services Committee (SSC).