Two new SSPs issued

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued two Serious Shortage Protocols for Atorvastatin (Lipitor®) chewable tablets and Paracetamol 120mg suppositories in response to a significant ongoing supply disruption.

SSP032 for Lipitor 10mg chewable tablets will be in operation from Wednesday 31st May 2022 until Friday 12th August 2022

It allows either Atorvastatin 10mg tablets or Atorvastatin 20mg/5ml suspension sugar free to be supplied against prescriptions for Lipitor® 10mg chewable tablets.

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SSP033 for Paracetamol 120mg suppositories will be in operation from Wednesday 31st May 2022 to Friday 12th August 2022

It allows pharmacies to supply 1x125mg Paracetamol suppository as a replacement for 1x120mg Paracetamol suppository, if unobtainable.

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