Update - New Zealand Remifentanil shortage update - 2 mg now available

Pharmac (New Zealand) has advised that a shipment of remifentanil 2 mg has arrived into New Zealand and is cleared for release to hospitals and pharmaceutical wholesalers. The 1 mg will be available from next week.

The global shortage of remifentanil remains ongoing with the long-term supply situation uncertain.

Use of remifentanil should be reserved for cases where its use is clinically necessary and alternatives are inappropriate.
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