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Media And Political Bulletin – 12 May 2020

Media and Political Bulletin

12 May 2020

Government guidance published to help ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. The government, in consultation with industry, has published guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

There are 8 guides, which cover a range of different types of work, notably:

  • Factories, plants and warehouses. Guidance for people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.
  • Vehicles. Guidance for people who work in or from vehicles, including couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and similar.
  • Offices and contact centres. Guidance for people who work in or run offices, contact centres and similar indoor environments.
  • Shops and branches. Guidance for people who work in or run shops, branches, stores or similar environments.

 

Media Summary

Ranitidine 50mg/2ml injection out of supply from May

Dispensing Doctors’ Association, Ailsa Colquhoun, 11 May 2020

Dispensing Doctors’ Association reports that Ranitidine 50mg/2ml injection is anticipated to be unavailable from the end of May 2020 until further notice. This is due to on-going regulatory investigations into the presence of the contaminant, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

At present, in Europe all suppliers of Ranitidine’s active ingredient have had their Certificate of Suitability (CEP) suspended. Therefore, until regulatory investigations are complete, no further supplies of ranitidine products can be manufactured.

View the supply disruption alert for clinical advice on alternatives of ranitidine preparations for adults and children.

Parliamentary Coverage

 

There was no parliamentary coverage today.

 

Full Coverage

Ranitidine 50mg/2ml injection out of supply from May

Dispensing Doctors’ Association, Ailsa Colquhoun, 11 May 2020

Ranitidine 50mg/2ml injection is anticipated to be unavailable from the end of May 2020 until further notice. Ranitidine film-coated tablets, effervescent tablets and oral solution continue to remain unavailable with no date for resupply. This is due to on-going regulatory investigations into the presence of the contaminant, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Clinical advice on alternatives of ranitidine preparations for adults and children has been shared in the previous supply disruption alert. View the alert.

Media And Political Bulletin – 12 May 2020

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