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SUB-TYPE: CLASS 3 RECALL

17.03.2021

Class 3 Recall Itraconazole 10mg/Ml Oral Solution 150ml

Thame Laboratories are recalling the above batches due to an issue with the container closure (child-resistant cap). The Marketing Authorisation Holder has received a number of complaints regarding the child-resistant caps which were difficult to open, and their investigation has identified an issue with the bottle capping process during the manufacture of the product.

The affected products' details are as follows:

PIP Code

Product Description

Supplier

Affected Batch

8073249

ITRACONAZOLE 10MG/ML ORAL SOLUTION 150ML

THAME LABORATORIES

L465

L475

1216670

ITRACONAZOLE 10MG/ML ORAL SOLUTION 150ML

THAME LABORATORIES

L465

L475

For more information or medical information queries, please contact customer.services@syrimed.co.uk  

Please return all affected stock to your original supplier for credit. Unfortunately we can only accept stock purchased from us (Alliance Healthcare Distribution Limited). Any other stock will be returned to your stores/Pharmacies.

 

This recall will remain open for 3 months from the date issued unless an alternative date is agreed by instigator. The closure of this will be 15/06/2021. Please note after this date customer returns may still be accepted but customers may not be credited.

 

Recipients of this Drug Alert should bring it to the attention of relevant contacts.

 

If you have any questions, then please contact your local service centre customer service team.

SUB-TYPE:

11.03.2021

Stay alert online

Important notice: Please be extra careful with all online activity and remember that Alliance Healthcare will never inform you solely by email message of changes to our bank account details. Please report any suspicious email, call, or communication by calling 0203 0440 8928.

SUB-TYPE: CLASS 4 CAUTION IN USE

09.03.2021

Class 4 Drug Alert Diazepam 2mg/5ml Oral Solution Sugar Free Class type: Class 4 Drug Alert (Caution in use only)

Accord-UK Ltd have informed us that important safety warnings for the excipient Propylene glycol are missing from the patient information leaflet (PIL) used in the above batches(including the batches waiting QP certification) which should be present in accordance with the current annex  to the Excipient Guidelines. Additionally, the warnings for sorbitol need updating although similar warnings are already present. The product is not subject to recall due to supply and shortage considerations

 

The affected products' details are as follows:

 

PIP Code

Product Description

Supplier

Affected Batch

1059633

DIAZEPAM SF SOLN 2MG/5ML ACC (100ML)

ACCORD-UK LTD

I54655

I54797

I54798

I55223

I55399

I55506

I55623

I55894

I56131

I56055

I56132

1202613

DIAZEPAM SF SOLN 2MG/5ML ALM (100ML)

ALMUS

I54468

I54799

I55408

I55624

 

 

Alliance healthcare do not stock this product therefore we are not accepting stock returns.

 

For more information or medical information queries, please contact:

 

Accord-UK Ltd Medical Information Department on 01271 385257

 

For stock control queries, please contact: Accord-UK Ltd Customer Services Team on 0800 373573

 

Recipients of this Drug Alert should bring it to the attention of relevant contacts.

SUB-TYPE:

08.03.2021

Alliance Healthcare supports mothers and children at risk of malnutrition in partnership with Apprenticeship Recruitment Services

 

In honour of this year’s International Women’s Day, Alliance Healthcare and its Apprenticeship Recruitment Services partner are supporting Vitamin Angels via donation.


The donation will help Vitamin Angels to provide life-saving vitamins to 10,000 mothers and children under five who are at risk of malnutrition, which is one of the causes of preventable child deaths.

 

As part of International Women’s Day, Alliance Healthcare is hosting a selection of internal events that explore key themes, such as allyship, wellbeing, and career development. In addition, talented female leaders will be celebrated throughout the week, 8 to 12 March, and there will be an inspiring panel session with senior female leaders.

 

Natasha Wilson, Acting HR Director, said: “I’m delighted that we are able to support Vitamin Angels with the vital work they do to help mothers and children, and break the cycle of malnutrition. At Alliance Healthcare we are fortunate that our workforce is diverse and rich in culture, with many women leading the way across our business. As a senior female leader, it’s important for me and all of my female colleagues to act as role models for women in business.”

 

Myrtle Northage from Apprenticeship Recruitment Services said: “Apprenticeship Recruitment Services is proud to support this year’s International Women’s Day. Equality and diversity is something that we take very seriously. Since the inception of the business we have insisted that apprentices and staff are treated fairly, with equal treatment and access to apprenticeship opportunities and resources. All of our apprenticeships are gender diverse and we work with Alliance Healthcare to ensure that access is available to all. In sponsoring this day we hope to raise the profile of women and celebrate their successes so that they become role models for future employees.”


Alliance Healthcare continues to champion essential activities that will help its people fulfil their potential. There is a professional leadership programme that drives leadership skills and capabilities for both women and men, and 74 females (43% of all delegates) are enrolled. A further 118 women are also studying for apprenticeships in a range of subjects including team leadership and management, project management and customer service.

 

Alliance Healthcare thanks its sponsor Apprenticeship Recruitment Services for their generous support.
 

SUB-TYPE:

03.03.2021

Alliance Healthcare donates over 12,000 items of personal protective equipment to charity workers in Leeds

 

At Alliance Healthcare, we are very proud of the ongoing commitment of our colleagues to support their local communities.

 

Most recently, team members at our Leeds Service Centre came to the aid of a community charity, The Real Junk Food Project, when it was in need of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) for its volunteers. 

 

The charity aims to reduce the amount of food entering landfill by redistributing surplus items from supermarkets and restaurants to food banks and primary schools and those in the community in need of it. 

 

Overall, 12,000 face masks and gloves were donated to the charity, a three-month supply, to enable its volunteers to continue making up hampers of surplus food items and deliver them to local residents. 

 

In addition, a home delivery driver from our sister company Boots delivered some of the hampers on behalf of The Real Junk Food Project to residents in south Leeds. 

 

Well done to everyone involved!

 

Alliance Healthcare employees with donations next to van

 

From left to right: Ben Gower and Ross Stones


 

SUB-TYPE: CLASS 3 RECALL

Class 3 Recall - Easyhaler Salbutamol

Orion Corporation T/A Orion Pharma (UK) Ltd are recalling the below batches as a precautionary measure due to an issue related to moulding defects in the bulk chambers where the inhalation powder is stored. There is a risk that the defect possibly presents as a hole in the bulk chamber resulting in the minor loss of inhalation powder. The manufacturer has confirmed that the devices will continue to function correctly with no impact on patient safety

MHRA drug alert link: https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/class-3-medicines-recall-easyhaler-salbutamol-sulfate-100-micrograms-per-actuation-slash-200-micrograms-per-actuation-inhalation-powder-el-21-a-slash-06?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=43302c1f-c2f7-4a15-ace9-ad4630bf5c67&utm_content=immediately

 

Pip code

Product description

Supplier

Batch numbers

3093465

EASYHALER SALBUTAMOL 100MCG

ORION PHARMA LTD

2009598

3093457

EASYHALER SALBUTAMOL 200MCG

ORION PHARMA LTD

2016511

 

 

Further Information

 

For more information or medical information queries, please contact: UK.MedicalInformation@orionpharma.com

 

 

Please return all affected stock to your original supplier for credit. Unfortunately we can only accept stock purchased from us (Alliance Healthcare Distribution Limited). Any other stock will be returned to your stores/Pharmacies

 

 

This recall will remain open for 3 months from the date issued unless an alternative date is agreed by instigator. The closure of this will be 01/06/2021. Please note after this date customer returns may still be accepted but customers may not be credited.

SUB-TYPE: FIELD SAFETY NOTICE

17.02.2021

FIELD SAFETY NOTICE - AQUACEL EXTRA 15CMSQ

ConvaTec are voluntarily initiating a field action for the below-stated product because in some instances dressing has been found attached to the seam of the primary packaging therefore breaching the sterile barrier and making the product unable to be used.  Using a non-sterile device on a patient may potentially expose the patient to infectious agents

 

MHRA drug alert link: N/A

 

Pip code

Product description

Supplier

Batch numbers

3673308

AQUACEL EXTRA 15CMSQ

CONVATEC LTD

0C01702

 

 

Please return all affected stock to your original supplier for credit. Unfortunately we can only accept stock purchased from us (Alliance Healthcare Distribution Limited). Any other stock will be returned to your stores/Pharmacies

 

This recall will remain open for 3 months from the date issued unless an alternative date is agreed by instigator. The closure of this will be 16/05/2021. Please note after this date customer returns may still be accepted but customers may not be credited.

SUB-TYPE: CLASS 3 RECALL

CLASS 3 RECALL - CLONIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE 50MICROGRAMS/5ML ORAL SOLUTION

SyriMed are recalling the below batch as a precautionary measure due to an issue related to the container closure (child-lock cap). The Marketing Authorisation Holder has received a number of complaints related to defective container closures and the investigation has identified an issue with the bottle capping during the manufacturing process for this batch only

MHRA drug alert link: https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/class-3-medicines-recall-syrimed-clonidine-hydrochloride-50micrograms-slash-5ml-oral-solution-el-21-a-slash-05?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=9d29e170-51bd-475e-b98c-3e284cb06be1&utm_content=immediately   

Pip code

Product description

Supplier

Batch numbers

8001497

CLONIDINE HCL SF SOLN 50MCG/5ML

SYRI LTD

201014

1226778

CLONIDINE SOLN 50MCG/5ML

SYRI LTD

201014

 

Further Information

 

For more information or medical information queries, please contact: customer.services@syrimed.co.uk

 

Please return all affected stock to your original supplier for credit. Unfortunately we can only accept stock purchased from us (Alliance Healthcare Distribution Limited). Any other stock will be returned to your stores/Pharmacies

 

This recall will remain open for 3 months from the date issued unless an alternative date is agreed by instigator. The closure of this will be 16/05/2021. Please note after this date customer returns may still be accepted but customers may not be credited.

SUB-TYPE: CLASS 2 RECALL

CLASS 2 RECALL - MIDABUC - MIDAZOLAM (AS HCL) 10MG/ML OROMUCOSAL SOLUTION

: Eaststone Limited has informed us of an issue related to underfilled or empty bottles for MidaBuc - Midazolam (as HCL) 10mg/mL Oromucosal Solution. The below batch is being recalled as a precautionary measure following customer complaints

MHRA drug alert link: https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/class-2-medicines-recall-eaststone-limited-midabuc-midazolam-as-hcl-10mg-slash-ml-oromucosal-solution-el-21-a-slash-04?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=08ba5ead-1c0a-467b-b061-951a4cff9bb4&utm_content=immediately

Pip code

Product description

Supplier

Batch numbers

ALLIANCE DO NOT STOCK

MIDABUC - MIDAZOLAM (AS HCL) 10MG/ML OROMUCOSAL SOLUTION

EASTSTONE LIMITED

ES84553

 

Please note that Alliance Healthcare do not stock and we are not accepting stock returns.

 

Further Information

 

For more information or medical information queries please contact Eaststone at specials@eaststone.co.uk or alternatively call 0800 678 3102.

SUB-TYPE:

12.02.2021

Walgreens Boots Alliance’s 2020 CSR Report launch, “Health and Humanity: Lessons from the Global Frontline”.

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) launched its 2020 CSR Report via a virtual event: “Health and Humanity: Lessons from the Global Frontline”.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic meant that 2020 was a year like no other. On Wednesday 10 February, colleagues from Alliance Healthcare in the UK took a moment to recognise their commitment to help people across the UK lead healthier and happier lives and support the Walgreens Boots Alliance sustainability agenda and global force for good.

 

Thousands of viewers, from more than 30 countries, tuned in to hear about the impact WBA is making in our communities and beyond. The event was an exceptional showcase of how WBA is a force for good in so many ways.

 

The full broadcast is now available on the WBA corporate website, through social networks Twitter and LinkedIn, and on Bloomberg Live channels (website, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram).

 

To download and view WBA’s 2020 CSR Report, please click here.

 

Contents of the report include:

 

  • Videos about our partnerships with Vitamin Angels, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Hygiene Bank, Get a Shot. Give a Shot., Red Nose Day and more
  • Photos from the CSR report
  • LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram graphics that celebrate WBA’s CSR partnerships and milestones
  • Animated GIFs highlighting WBA’s CSR partnerships and commitments

 

Watch a video now and take a look back with us on a year like no other.