Managing Medicine Shortages: S19A Approved Medicines in Australia

Managing Medicine Shortages: S19A Approved Medicines in Australia

Ongoing supply disruptions for many medicines continue to create challenges for patients, pharmacists, and prescribers.

To assist in managing these shortages, several S19A medicines have been approved for interim use in Australia, including:

  • Orencia® (abatacept) single dose syringe
  • Ozempic® (semaglutide) pre-filled pen
  • Azithromycin powder for oral suspension

For more information and a full list of these medicines, visit the

S19A approvals database.