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Diamorphine supply issue

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England have been made aware of a manufacturing issue from one of their suppliers of Diamorphine 5mg and 10mg injection. There are currently two suppliers of Diamorphine injection in the UK; Accord and Wockhardt. Recently Accord’s plant in Germany has experienced quality issues and the DHSC is working closely with Accord, regulators, and others to resolve these issues.

Based on current usage and remaining stock, there is the potential for supplies of Diamorphine 5mg to be depleted week commencing 4 June and diamorphine 10mg injection week commencing 11 June. Further supplies are currently expected the week commencing 28 June.


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DHSC and NHSE will continue to work with all stakeholders and provide further updates as available.

Click here to download the document "Patient information - diamorphine".


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