Safe Supply of Enbrel®

A number of dispensing errors in relation to the prescription only medicine Enbrel® have been brought to the attention of the PSI's Inspection and Enforcement team. These involve, in particular, prescriptions dispensed outside of their expiry date resulting in patients not receiving the necessary medical review.

If you dispense Enbrel® at your pharmacy, please ensure that the prescription for your patients’ Enbrel® is up to date and valid on each occasion it is dispensed. All prescriptions should be endorsed at the time of dispensing. For further information please review the good dispensing practice notice issued by the PSI for the management of the supply of medicinal products under the High Tech Scheme.

(This information was included in the PSI Newsletter Issue 2 (February) 2014)