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Ativan (Lorazepam) four millilitre (ml) injection solution will be out of stock until June 15, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said in a supply notification on Tuesday (28).

The latest DHSC alert which contains advice on the management of affected patients has noted: “When prescribing a product that is not licensed in the UK prescribers must indicate on the FP10 prescription that an unlicensed product is required.

“This can be done by annotating the prescription with the wording: “special order” and endorsed by the pharmacy as a non-part VIIIB special with the amount dispensed over pack size used, invoice price per pack size from which the order was supplied less any discount or rebate, manufacturers’ or importers’ MHRA licence number, and the batch number of the product supplied”.

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