Important

These notifications are no longer valid and have been archived, please refer to the active SABS for a list of current items.
Safety Alert Red Safety Alert (Red), requiring immediate attention and action.
Safety Notice Amber Safety Notice (Amber), requiring risk assessment at the local level.
Safety Information Green Safety Information (Green), ensuring that lessons learned from state-wide, national and international sources are shared actively across the NSW health system.​

Number Type Issues covere​​d Date of issue ​Date Archived
​SN:004/18 Safety Notice Amber ​​Morphine sulfate​​ injection 5 mg/1 mL shortage and risk of error ​22 Feb 2018 ​​25 Feb 2018
SN:007​​/17 Safety Notice Amber Etoposide preparations - Disruption to Supply 2 May 17 ​29 Nov 17
SA:003​​/16 Safety Alert Red Intravenous Metronidazole – Disruption to supply 9 Dec 16 ​24 Feb 17
​SN:007/16 Safety Notice Amber Surgical site infections associated with heater cooler devices ​4 Aug 2016 ​7 Mar 17
SN:006/16 Safety Notice Amber Etopophos (etoposide phosphate) powder for injection vials and Vepesid (etoposide) capsules - Disruption to Supply 27 Jul 16 ​2 May 17
SN:002/16 Safety Notice Amber Glyceryl trinitrate (GTN) tablets 3 Jun 16 ​8 Feb 17
SN:003/14 Safety Notice Amber Potassium Chloride BP 10m​​mol/10mL ampoules disruption to supply
Note: disruption to supply extended.
4 Aug 2014 ​21 Dec 16
​SN:004/13 Safety Notice Amber ​​Sodium BiCarbonate intravenous infusion BP 8.4% 100ml shortage​ ​4 Sep 13 ​21 Dec 16
SA:001/13 Safety Alert Red Risks associated with WockhardtTM morphine sulfate injection 10mg/mL (preserved) ampoules 1 May 2013 ​21 Dec 16
SA:005/12 Safety Alert Red Recall Ventolin & Asmol Inhalers - 10 batches 24 Dec 2012 ​21 Dec 16
​SN:011/11 Safety Notice Amber Recall of activated Drotrecogin alfa (Xigris) ​26 Oct 11 ​21 Dec 16
​SN:007/11 Safety Notice Amber ​​BenPen™ (Benzylpenicillin) ​28 Sep 11​ ​21 Dec 16
​SA:007/11 Safety Alert Red Caelyx®pegylated liposomal doxorubicin 20mg and 50mg​ ​5 Dec 11 ​21 Dec 16
​SA:006/11 Safety Alert Red ​Supply of Minijet® injections ​7 Oct 11​ ​21 Dec 16
SA:004/11 Safety Alert Red HYDROmorphone: High-risk analgesic 21 Apr 11 ​10 Jan 17
​SA:003/11 Safety Alert Red Pneumovax ®23 Injection Advice against Revaccination ​18 Apr 11 ​21 Dec 16
​SA:002/11 Safety Alert Red Recall of Pneumovax ®23 Injection (pneumococcal polyvalent, MSD 0.5ml Vial AUST R 10507; CSL code 0786100110 pack vials) Batch No. N3336, expiry date 22 June 2011 ​25 Mar 11 ​21 Dec 16
SN:011/10 Safety Notice Amber Medication Incidents Involving Hydromorphone (Opioid)
(To be read in conjunction with SA:004/11)
14 Sep 10
(revised 16 Sep 10)
​10 Jan 17
SA:006/10 Safety Alert Red Recall of Sitaxentan (Thelin) ​10 Dec 10 ​21 Dec 16
​SA:005/10 Safety Alert Red Extreme Caution - Esmolol hydrochloride 2500mg in 10ml for injection​​ ​25 Jun 10 ​21 Dec 16
SA:007/09 Safety Alert Red Recall of Cefazolin Sandoz BATCH AH 5067 6 Nov 2009 ​21 Dec 16
SA:004/09 Safety Alert Red New Version of Adult National Inpatient Medication Chart [NIMC] - SMR140 16 Sep 2009 ​21 Dec 16
SN:008/08 Safety Notice Amber Clexane 16 May 2008 ​21 Dec 16
​SI:002/08 Safety Information Green Zolpidem (“Stilnox”)​ ​ 19 June 2008 ​8 Feb 18
​SI:001/08 Safety Information Green Paracetamol ​4 June 2008 ​8 Feb 18
​SN:006/07 Safety Notice Amber Warfarin (revised) ​ ​12 Apr 2007
(revised 18 Jan 08)
​8 Feb 18
​SA:004/06 Safety Alert Red Safe Use of Vincristine​ ​8 Feb 2006 ​8 Feb 18
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Page Updated: Wednesday 29 November 2017