Nalcrom Update as of 14 November 2020
Sanofi (maker of licensed Nalcrom) are estimating that their product will return to the UK in the week commencing 14 December. The Department of Health and Social Care estimates on their website that it will return in early January (perhaps taking into account that Sanofi’s date has already changed once).
We have been in contact with three importers listed on the PSNC website: psnc.org.uk/…/medicine-su…
Mawdsleys says their lead time for orders is 2-3 weeks and they have successfully ordered the product already for some patients.
Target Pharmaceuticals says their lead time is 3-4 weeks and they have successfully ordered the product already for some patients.
Alium Medical is looking for a new supplier after their initial supplier ran out. We will update here when they give me an update.
Given the time frame, there is time to have your pharmacist order and to have it arrive before the licensed product returns. Please send the doctor and pharmacist the link to the PSNC listing (to be found by using their search box and writing Nalcrom, not sodium cromoglycate, if they are looking) as it gives clear instructions about how the prescription should be written.