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Drug Advisories

Drug information and advisories will be posted on this website as they become available.

UPDATED - Shortage of Iron Sucrose (Venofer®)

August 28, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Sumatriptan 6 mg Injection

July 28, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Levofloxacin IV Shortage

July 25, 2017
ALL ZONES - Medication Update
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Naproxen 500 mg Suppositories

July 21, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Discontinuation
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Pilocarpine 1% Eye Drops

July 21, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Disconinuation
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Dexamethasone - Framycetin - Gramicidin Shortage

July 18, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Iron Surcrose 20 mg/mL Injection Shortage

July 18, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Multivitamins with minerals oral solution for children (Pediatri Vite®)

July 12, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Multivitamins with minerals oral solution for adults (Liquid Multi Vite Min®)

July 12, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Safety Information on Gentamicin Injection

July 06, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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QD/OD Means Nothing

July 06, 2017
ALL Zones - Prohibited Designations
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Change in Product Appearance: Sandoz doBUTamine Injection

June 26, 2017
All ZONES- Medication Update
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Discontinuation of Naproxen 500 mg Suppositories

June 26, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Shortage
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Atropine 1mg Prefilled Syringe

June 22, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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UPDATE: Sodium Bicarbonate Injection Shortage

June 20, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Polymyxin b sulfate – 0.025 mg/mL eye drops

June 16, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Change
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@ is Only for Email

June 06, 2017
ALL Zones - Prohibited Abbreviations
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Sodium Phosphate 500 mg Tablet Shortage

May 23, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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ChlordiazePOXIDE 5 mg, 10 mg and 25 mg Capsules Shortage

May 18, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Don't Use D/C For Discontinue

May 05, 2017
ALL Zones - Prohibited Abbreviations
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Iron Dextran 50 mg/mL - 2 mL Injection Shortage

April 25, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Iron Sucrose 20 mg/mL Injection Shortage

April 25, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Furosemide 10 mg/mL Injection Shortage

April 17, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Formulary Changes for Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

April 13, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Change
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Management of Transdermal Medication Patches

April 11, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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Heparin Recall Update

April 10, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Recall
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Hyoscine (Buscopan) 10mg Tablet Shortage

April 05, 2017
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Heparin 5000 units/0.5 mL vial (Fresenius Kabi)

April 04, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Recall
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Express Levothyroxin Doses in Micrograms not Milligrams

March 09, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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Alcohol Anhydrous 100% Injection

March 09, 2017
All Zones - Medication Alert
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Vasopressin Shortage

March 01, 2017
ALL ZONES - Medication Alert
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Salbutamol Look Alike Alert Resolved

February 16, 2017
ALL ZONES - Medication Alert
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Prescribing Opioids Guidelines

February 06, 2017
All ZONES-Medication Alert
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Backorder of Metoclopramide 10 mg tablets

January 23, 2017
ALL ZONES - Medication Alert
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Posaconazole (Posanol®) Oral Suspension

January 06, 2017
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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Activated charcoal suspension Shortage

November 24, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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Solu-Cortef® and Solu-Medrol® Look Alike

November 09, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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Insulin Pen Education Safer Practice Notice

October 28, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Alert
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Prochlorperazine Shortage

October 11, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Nitrofurantoin Shortages

September 12, 2016
ALL ZONES - Drug Shortage
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Salbutamol 1 mg/mL and 2 mg/mL nebules Shortage

September 06, 2016
EDMONTON Zone - Medication Update
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Diltiazem Extended Release Products

June 23, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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ChlorproMAZine 25 mg/mL Injection - Discontinuation

June 10, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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cloBAZam 10 mg Tablet Shortage

June 03, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Cisatracurium 2 mg/mL Injection - RESOLVED

April 26, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Update - Imipenem Injection Shortage

April 19, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Promethazine 25 mg/mL Injection - Discontinuation

April 19, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Post Insulin Pen Implementation Availability

April 11, 2016
ALL Zones - Poster
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Iron Sucrose 20 mg/mL Injection (Venofer®) Shortage - Update

April 11, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Levofloxacin IV Shortage

April 07, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Imipenem Injection Shortage

April 04, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Fluphenazine Decanoate (Modecate®) 100 mg/mL Injection Shortage

March 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Iron Dextran (DexIron®) 50 mg/mL – 2 mL Injection Shortage

March 23, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Iron Sucrose 20 mg/mL injection (Venofer®) Shortage

March 23, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Amoxicillin-clavulanic Acid Oral Suspension Shortage

February 16, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Divalproex Shortage

February 16, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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EpiNEPHrine 1 mg/10 mL Injection USP LifeShield™ Syringe Shortage

February 05, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Atropine 0.5 mg/5 mL and 1 mg/10 mL Injection USP LifeShield™ Syringe Shortage

February 05, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Calcium Chloride 10%, 10 mL Injection USP LifeShield™ Syringe Shortage

February 05, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Dextrose 50%, 50 mL Injection USP LifeShield™ Syringe Shortage

February 05, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Betamethasone 6 mg/mL Injection Shortage

January 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Levofloxacin IV Shortage

January 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Cisatracurium 2 mg/mL Injection Shortage

January 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Misoprostol 100 mcg and 200 mcg Tablet Shortage

January 29, 2016
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Insulin Formulary Changes

January 21, 2016
ALL Zones - Insulin Safety
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Ferumoxytol 30mg/mL Injection Discontinuation

December 30, 2015
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Mesna 100 mg/mL Injection Shortage

December 29, 2015
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Magnesium Sulfate IV

December 15, 2015
Edmonton Zone, GNCH - Storage Change
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Droperidol 2.5 mg/mL Injection Discontinuation

December 10, 2015
ALL Zones - Drug Discontinuation
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Levofloxacin IV Shortage

December 10, 2015
ALL Zones - Shortage
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Clindamycin Oral Solution Shortage

December 10, 2015
All Zones - Drug Shortage
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Shortage of Timolol 0.25% Eye Drops

December 10, 2015
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Magnesium Sulfate IV

December 07, 2015
Edmonton Zone, Misericordia Hospital - Storage Change
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Dihydroergotamine 1 mg/mL Injection Shortage

November 19, 2015
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Nitrofurantoin Microcrystals/Macrocrystals Shortage

November 09, 2015
ALL Zones - 50mg & 100mg Tablet Shortage
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SMOFlipid 20%

November 06, 2015
Edmonton Zone - Best Practicie
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Phentolamine 10 mg/mL Injection Shortage

October 23, 2015
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Opium & Belladonna Suppositories Shortage

September 30, 2015
ALL Zones - Medication Posting
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Ondansetron 4 mg Oral Disintegrating Tablets (ODT) Shortage

September 25, 2015
ALL Zones - Drug Shortage
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Loss of Drug Potency Warning

September 25, 2015
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Alveda epiNEPHrine 1 mg/mL (1:1000) Ampoule Label Change

September 25, 2015
ALL Zones - Medication Update
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Bridge Supply of Medications

August 18, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Best Practice
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Look Alike Alert - epiNEPHrine and ePHEDrine

August 06, 2015
ALL ZONES - DRUG ADVISORY
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Iron Sucrose 20 mg/mL Injection (Venofer®) Shortage

July 31, 2015
ALL ZONES- Medication Shortage Alert
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Diazepam 5 mg/mL Preservative-Free Injection Shortage

July 31, 2015
ALL ZONES-Medication Shortage Alert
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Cisatracurium Label Change

July 03, 2015
ALL ZONES- Drug Advisory
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Beclomethasone 50 mcg/dose nasal spray shortage

June 30, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Shortage
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Back order of Ofloxacin 0.3% eye drops

June 30, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Shortage
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OxyNEO® Oral Tablets

June 16, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Update
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Medication Appearance Change-New Contracts

June 08, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Alert
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Opium & Belladonna Suppositories Shortage

June 01, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Update
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Illegally Manufactured Non-Pharmaceutical Fentanyl

May 27, 2015
ALL ZONES- Medication Update
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Discontinuation of Indigo Carmine 8 mg/mL injection

May 11, 2015
ALL ZONES - Drug Discontinuation
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Pre-Pouring Medications

May 10, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Alert
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epiNEPHrine 1mg/ml (1:1000) 30 ml vials (topical and injectable) shortage

April 24, 2015
ALL ZONES- Drug Shortage
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MetroNIDAZOLE 500mg/100ml injection, Hospira brand Label

April 17, 2015
ALL ZONES- Drug Advisory
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Lidocaine Premade Infusion Bags: New Concentration

April 09, 2015
ALL ZONES Drug Advisory
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Epinephrine Medication Update

April 08, 2015
ALL ZONES- Drug Advisory
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Ketamine (Ketalar) Look Alike Alert

April 02, 2015
ALL ZONES - Drug Advisory
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Tenecteplase Shortage

March 27, 2015
ALL ZONES: Drug Advisory
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Lidocaine Medication Update

March 27, 2015
EDMONTON ZONE :Drug Advisory
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Epinephrine Medication

March 09, 2015
ALL ZONES - Medication Look Alike Alert
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Propranolol 1mg/mL Injection Shortage

February 02, 2015
ALL ZONES - Drug Shortage
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Ticarcillin - Clavulanic Acid (Timentin) Injection

January 29, 2015
ALL ZONES - Drug Shortage
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Dextrose 50%, 50 mL Lifeshield Preloaded Syringe

January 29, 2015
ALL ZONES -Drug Shortage
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Beclomethasone 50 mcg/dose nasal spray shortage

December 19, 2014
ALL ZONES - Drug shortage
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Change in Product Formulation of Pediatric Multivitamin products Tri-Vi-Sol® and Poly-Vi-Sol®

December 19, 2014
ALL ZONES - Medication Change
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Dantrolene 25 mg capsule shortage

December 18, 2014
ALL ZONES - Drug Shortage
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Update - Iron Sucrose 20 mg/mL injection (Venofer®) shortage

December 16, 2014
ALL ZONES - Product Shortage
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Iron Dextran (Dexiron®) 50 mg/mL – 2 mL injection

December 16, 2014
ALL ZONES - Product Shortage
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Nifedipine 5 mg and 10 mg capsule shortage

December 15, 2014
ALL ZONES - Drug Shortage
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Back Order of Ofloxacin 0.3% eye drops

December 08, 2014
ALL ZONES - Medication Shortage
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Ferumoxytol Restrictions

November 27, 2014
ALL ZONES - DRUG ADVISORY - Ferumoxytol Restrictions
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Sandoz Drug Shortages Update

November 03, 2014
DRUG ADVISORY
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Anethole – menthol lozenge (Bentasil) Sucrets

October 23, 2014
ALL ZONES - Medication Update-Product Change
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Metoclopramide Solution Shortage

October 22, 2014
ALL ZONES - Medication Posting
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Tenecteplase (TNKase®) Injection Shortage

October 03, 2014
ALL ZONES - Medication Shortage Alert
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