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Syringe Driver Survey Database migration to MedicinesComplete - January 2023

Syringe Driver Survey Database has moved to MedicinesComplete and is no longer available on

It has been renamed to PCF’s Syringe Driver Database and is now accessed through Drug Compatibility Checker.

Drug Compatibility Checker, through MedicinesComplete is a new tool providing essential compatibility knowledge to support the administration of injectable drugs combining published data and clinical practice reports.

Find out more about Drug Compatibility Checker:

If you have a subscription to Palliative Care Formulary through MedicinesComplete, you will have access to PCF’s Syringe Driver Database through Drug Compatibility Checker, at no charge through 2023. 

To contribute to PCF’s Syringe Driver Database please continue to submit a clinical practice report using here:

To learn more about a subscription to the Palliative Care Formulary through MedicinesComplete, please contact us here:

If you have any questions regarding access to PCF’s Syringe Driver Database or would like to renew your subscription to Palliative Care Formulary, please contact

Ketamine injection supply problems

21st September 2012

Pfizer UK has confirmed that there is a supply problem with ketamine (Ketalar) 10mg/mL and 100mg/mL injection. All orders for these products are now being re-directed to a Pfizer central ordering point (0845 608866), to allow close monitoring of the stock situation. It is anticipated that the 100mg/mL injection will run out completely in the next week and will not be available until November 2014. Pfizer has stated that this situation has occurred due to a transfer of manufacturing site beyond their control. More ketamine 10mg/mL injection are being manufactured as an interim measure. The stock situation of ketamine 50mg/mL is currently sufficient but is being monitored. For further details please contact Pfizer customer services (01304 606161).