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Supply Issue Medicina Limited Hypodermic Syringes FWC348, FWC409 and FWC341 (ICN 2118)

Important Customer Notice Update

Ref: 2023/2118 ICN Number: 2118
  • The supply issue with hypodermic syringes is ongoing.
  • FWC349 is now available to order from our online catalogue.
  • One additional product code is now suspended and unavailable to order:
    • FWC341 – Hypodermic Syringe.
  • There are three product codes affected in total.
  • FWC348 and FWC409 remain suspended and unavailable to order.
  • See our Downloads ▼ section to access the product listing for further information on the affected product codes and potential alternatives.
  • The supply issue is still anticipated to be resolved by 30 June 2023.


  • The supplier Medicina Limited has informed us of a supply issue with its hypodermic syringes.
  • The three product codes affected are:
    • FWC348 – 10ml Luer Slip 3 Piece Concentric Clear Sterile
    • FWC349 – 20ml Luer Slip 3 Piece Eccentric Clear Sterile
    • FWC409 – 10ml Luer Slip 3 Piece Eccentric Clear Sterile.
  • The supply issue is due to an increase in product demand outstripping production.


  • The affected codes are currently unavailable to order.
  • Potential indirect alternative products are available to order through our online catalogue.
  • Please refer to the product listing below for further information on the affected product codes.
  • The supply issue is anticipated to be resolved by 30 June 2023.

Next Steps:              

  • Customers are advised to log into our website to view the potential indirect alternative products.
  • If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager or Customer Services Advisor.

Please note that due to the clinical nature of these alternative products we advise you to consult your own clinical experts to ensure suitability for your organisations use of these products.

Downloads ▼

  • 2118 Product Listing with Alternatives 8 June 2023

    An Excel file showing the product listing with alternatives for ICN 2118.
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