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Annual performance statistics report: July 2018 to June 2019

21 October 2019

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15. Reporting of medicine shortages

Table 80 Number of medicine shortage reports[a] by shortage reason
2017-18 2018-19
July to June
Number (% of Total)
Shortages reported
New - Commercial changes 9 (3%) 237 (16%)
New - Discontinuation 24 (9%) 63 (4%)
New - Manufacturing related 141 (52%) 676 (47%)
New - Other 66 (24%) 237 (16%)
New - Product recall 0 (0%) 18 (1%)
New - Unexpected increase in demand 34 (12%) 224 (15%)
Total 274 (100%) 1455 (100%)

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Table 81 Number of medicine shortage notifications processed
2017-18 2018-19
July - June
Notifications processed
New 274 1455
Update[b] 799 2605
Total 1073 4060

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