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Resolved Drug Shortages

**Listed by Generic name or Active ingredient**

 

Drug NameCompany InformationNote

Acetylcysteine Inhalation Solution


Resolved as of 2/18/2014  

Hospira, Inc.
1-877-946-7747

Fresenius Kabi, USA
(Formerly APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC)
1-888-386-1300

Roxane Laboratories
1-614-276-4000

American Regent/Luitpold
631-924-4000  

  • Hospira- Product is currently available.
  • Fresenium Kabi, USA- Product is currently available.
  • Roxane Laboratories-Product is unavailable and company cannot provide an anticipate release date.
  • American Regent/Luitpold- No product available for release. No plan to manufacture.

Acylovir Sodium Injection


11/13/2012-10/15/2013

APP
Customer Service
1-888-386-1300
 
Bedford Laboratories
Customer Service:
1-800-562-4797 
 
No supply issue anticipated.

Alteplase (Cathflo Activase), 2 mg vial  (NDC 50242-0041-64)


Resolved as of September 23, 2013

Genentech
Customer Service:
1-800-551-2231
 
Medical Communications:
1-800-821-8590

Genentech has changed the rubber stopper on vials of Cathflo Activase to address the presence of stopper particulates in some reconstituted vials.  These new vials of Cathflo Activase are now available and are currently being shipped in a purple carton. These vials do not require use of filter needles to withdraw the reconstituted solution from the vial.  If you are using your existing supply of Cathflo Activase in a white carton, please continue to use a 5 micron filter to withdraw the reconstituted solution from the vial.


Please see the Dear Pharmacist Letter (PDF - 759KB) dated August 8, 2013 for additional information.
 

Aminocaproic Acid Injection


3/8/2013-2/4/2014 

Hospira, Inc.
1-877-946-7747
 
No supply issue anticipated.
Aminophylline Injection

12/10/2012-2/4/2014 
Hospira, Inc.
1-877-946-7747
 
No supply issue anticipated.

Atracurium Besylate Injection
 

Resolved as of 2/4/2014 

Hospira, Inc.
1-877-946-7747
 

Sagent Pharmaceuticals
1-866-625-1618

Bedford   1-800-562-4797
 

  • Hospira- Product is currently available.
  • Sagent- Product is currently available.
  • Bedford- Product is currently unavailable. Availability of products are updated on the Bedford Laboratories website.

Buprenorphine Hydrochloride (Buprenex) Injection
 

 

Resolved as of 3/1/2014 

Bedford
1-800-562-4797

Hospira
1-877-946-7747
 

American Regent/Luitpold
1-800-645-1706

Reckitt Benckiser
804-379-1090 

  • Bedford- Unavailable
  • Hospira- Product is currently available.
  • American Regent/Luitpold- Unavailable
  • Reckitt Benckiser- Product is currently available.
 
Citric Acid; Gluconolactone; Magnesium Carbonate Solution (Renacidin) Irrigation

6/30/2012-3/17/2014 
United Guardian                   
 1-800-645-5566
 
No supply issue anticipated.

Desmopressin Acetate (DDAVP) Injection


5/7/2013-3/17/2014 

Sanofi-Aventis
1-800-981-2491
 

Hospira Inc.
1-877-946-7747
 

Teva Pharmaceuticals
1-800-545-8800
 

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
1-888-337-7464

  • Sanofi-Aventis- Product is currently available.
  • Hospira Inc.- Estimated availability 2016.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals- Estimated availability 2016.
  • Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.- Product is currently available.

Dexrazoxane Injection
 

 

Resolved as of 11/05/2013

Mylan Institutional
1-888-258-4199


Pfizer Injectables
1-800-533-4535


Biocodex, Inc.
1-973-895-6900 

Product is currently available.

Dextrose 50% Injection

 

5/23/2012-3/28/2014

Hospira, Inc.
1-877-946-7747


Amphastar  Pharmaceuticals
 1-800-423-4136 

  • Hospira- Product is currently available.
  • Amphastar Pharmaceuticals- Product is currently available. 

Dipyridamole Injection


7/24/12-3/18/2014 

West-Ward Pharmaceuticals
1-800-631-2174
 
No supply issue anticipated.

Doxycycline Hyclate

 

1/18/2013-10/23/2013

Mutual
1-800-523-3684

Mylan
1-800-796-9526

Watson
1-800-272-5525

West-Ward Pharmaceuticals
Customer Service:
1-800-631-2174

No supply issue anticipated.

Etomidate (Amidate) Injection


2/9/2012-2/10/2014

Sagent Pharmaceuticals
 1-866-625-1618
 

Hospira Inc.
Customer Service
1-877-946-7747

Mylan  Institutional 
1-888-258-4199

JHP Pharma
1-877-547-4548

American Regent/Luitpold
1-800-645-1706

Bedford
1-800-562-4797 

  • Sagent- Product currently available.
  • Hospira- Product currently available.
  • Mylan- Product currently available.
  • JHP- Product currently available.
  • American Regent/Luitpold- No product available for release. No plan to manufacture.
  • Bedford- Product unavailable.  Availability of products is updated on the Bedford Laboratories website. 

Fluphenazine Decanoate Injection


4/25/2013-1/22/2014

Fresenius Kabi, USA
(Formerly APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC)
1-888-386-1300 
No supply issues anticipated.
Fluphenazine Hydrochloride Injection

4/25/2013-11/26/2013
Fresenius Kabi, USA
(Formerly APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC)
1-888-386-1300 
No supply issues anticipated.
 

Fluticasone Propionate and Salmeterol (Advair HFA)

 

10/17/2013-11/05/2013

GlaxoSmithKline
Customer Service:
1-888-825-5249
 
Product is currently available.
 
Fosphenytoin Sodium (Cerebyx) Injection
 
3/30/2012-11/15/2013
APP
Customer Service
1-888-386-1300
 
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals
Customer Service:
1-800-631-2174
Product is currently available.
 

Furosemide Injection

6/20/2012-2/4/2014 

Hospira Inc.
1-877-946-7747

Fresenius Kabi, USA
(Formerly APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC)
1-888-386-1300

American Regent/ Luitpold
1-800-645-1706 

  • Hospira- Product is currently available.
  • FK- Product is currently available.
  • American Regent/ Luitpold- Product unavailable and no plan to manufacture.

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride (Dilaudid) Injection

3/7/2012-2/4/2014 

Hospira, Inc.
1-877-946-7747

Teva Pharmaceuticals
1-800-545-8800

West-Ward Pharmaceuticals
1-888-229-0001

Akorn Pharmaceuticals
1-800-932-5676

Purdue Pharma, L.P. 
1-800-877-5666
 

Product is currently available from all manufacturers.
 

Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Tablets

2/19/2013-1/31/2014 

Mallinckrodt Customer Service:
1-800-325-8888 
No supply issue anticipated.

Isoniazid; Rifampin (Rifamate) Capsules


3/15/2013-1/31/2014 

Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
1-800-981-2491 
No supply issue anticipated.

Levothyroxine sodium (Levoxyl) Tablets


3/15/2013-1/31/2014 

Pfizer Customer Service
1-800-533-4535 
No supply issue anticipated.

Lomustine Capsules

 

5/9/2013-12/19/2013

NextSource Biotechnology, LLC
1-855-672-2468
No supply issue anticipated.

Methoxsalen 1% Topical Lotion (Oxsoralen)

 

Resolved as of 8/27/2013

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

 

1-800-321-4576

No supply issue anticipated.
Metoclopramide (Reglan) Injection
Resolved as of 2/4/2014 

Hospira Inc.
1-877-946-7747


Teva Pharmaceuticals
1-800-545-8800


BD Rx Inc.
1-866-943-8534 

Product is currently available from all manufacturers.
 

Midazolam Hydrochloride (Versed) Injection

 

Resolved as of
9/6/2013

APP Customer Service
1-888-386-1300

 

Hospira, Inc. Customer Service
1-877-946-7747

 

Sun Pharma USA (Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd.) 
Customer Service:
1-800-818-4555

 

West-Ward Pharmaceuticals
Customer Service:
1-800-631-2174

 

Akorn:
1-800-932-5676

 

Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
1-866-625-1618

 

Wockhardt
Customer Service:
1-800-346-6854

 

Bedford Customer Service
1-800-562-4797
 

No supply issue anticipated.
Morphine Sulfate Injection
Resolved as of 2/4/2014 
Hospira Inc.                  
1-877-946-7747
Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc.
1-800-423-4136
West-Ward Pharmaceuticals:
1-800-631-2174 
Product is currently available from all manufacturers.
 

Nitroglycerin Ointment USP, 2% (Nitro-Bid)


10/23/2012 –11/26/2013

Savage Laboratories, A division of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc.
1-800-645-9833 
No supply issue anticipated.

Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) Oral Suspension 6 mg/mL 60 mL
(NDC 0004-0820-09)

 

New product NDC 0004-0822-05

 

Resolved as of January 15, 2014

Genentech

Product support and fulfillment:
1-800-551-2231

Medical information:
1-800-821-8590
 

Temporary delays in packaging of Oral Suspension have been resolved. No supply issues anticipated.

Pegvisomant (Somavert) Injection


10/21/2013-2/18/2014 

Pfizer Inc.
1-800-533-4535
 
No supply issues anticipated.

Promethazine Injection

 

2/10/2012-3/20/2014

 Hospira, Inc.
1-877-946-7747

Teva Phamaceuticals
1-800-545-8800

West-Ward Pharmaceuticals
1-800-631-2174

X-Gen
1-609-567-2700
  • Hospira- Unavailable. Next delivery to be determined.
  • Teva- Unavailable.  Cannot estimate a release date.
  • West-Ward -Product is currently available.
  • X-Gen- Product is currently available. 

Sodium Acetate Injection

1/31/2013-11/15/2013

APP
Cutomer Service
1-888-386-1300


Hospira Inc.
Customer Service
1-877-946-7747


American Regent, Inc./Luitpold Customer Service
1-800-645-1706

Product is currently available

Sodium Chloride 0.9%


5/4/2012-12/31/2013

Lantheus Medical Imaging
1-800-299-3431
No supply issues anticipated of 5.8mL and 20mL.
Sulfamethoxazole 80mg/Trimethoprim 160mg/ml Injection (SMX/TMP) (Bactrim)

Resolved as of 3/17/2014 
Teva Pharmaceuticals
1-800-545-8800
 
Cannot estimate release date of 5ml vials, but anticipates no supply issues of 10ml and 30ml vials.

Technetium TC-99M Albumin Aggregated Kit

 

9/3/2013 - 10/11/2013

Jubilant DraxImage, Inc. (JDI)

1-888-633-5343 (Customer Service)

Another batch of MAA was shipped October 10, 2013.  Another batch will be available the week of October 21, 2013.

 

Over next weeks continued increased MAA production and shipments will occur to replenish inventories.

 

JDI also has inventory for individual hospital and customer emergency needs if usual MAA sources need to be supplemented. 

 

Inquiries:

Please call Jubilant DraxImage, Inc. (JDI)

1-888-633-5343 (Customer Service)

Technetium TC-99M Neurolite Kit
 
5/4/2012 – 11/15/2013 
Lantheus Medical Imaging
1-800-299-3431
Product is currently available.
Technetium TC-99M Cardiolite Kit
 
5/4/2012 – 11/15/2013
Lantheus Medical Imaging
1-800-299-3431 
Product is currently available.

Tetracycline Capsules

Resolved as of 3/17/2014 

Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.
1-866-901-DRUG (3784)

Teva Pharmaceuticals
1-888-838-2872

Watson
(973) 355-8300

  • Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc.- Product is currently available.
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals- Company cannot estimate a release date.
  • Watson- Estimated release Q4 2013. 

Tromethamine (Tham) Injection

5/2/2012-2/4/2014 

Hospira, Inc.
1-877-946-7747 
No supply issues anticipated.
 

Vinblastine Sulfate Injection

1/31/2012 – 11/6/2013

APP
1-888-386-1300
Product is currently available.