Medicine Supply Notification: Diamorphine 100mg and 500mg powder for solution for injection ampoules

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a Medicine Supply Notification (MSN) for Diamorphine 100mg and 500mg powder for solution for injection ampoules.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue: 16/03/2022

  • Diamorphine 100mg and 500mg ampoules are out of stock until late May 2022.
  • Diamorphine 5mg, 10mg and 30mg ampoules remain available but are unable to support an uplift in demand. A Supply Disruption Alert remains in place due to their unpredictable supply.
  • All morphine preparations remain available and can support an increase in demand during this time.

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information, has been sent to all pharmacy NHS email addresses.

DHSC and NHSE/I have now launched an online Medicines Supply Tool, which provides up to date information about medicine supply issues. The contents of these MSNs can now be viewed on the Tool. To access the Tool you will be required to register with the SPS website.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.

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