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Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA

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 Cefazolin Injection

 Status: Currently in Shortage

 » Date first posted: 04/01/2014
 » Therapeutic Categories: Anti-Infective; Pediatric

Apotex Corp. (Revised 11/25/2014)

Company Contact Information:
800-706-5575

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
1gm; (25 Vials) (NDC 60505-0749-5) On backorder Demand increase for the drug
1gm; (25 Vials)(NDC 60505-6093-5) On backorder Demand increase for the drug
10 gm; (10 Vials) (NDC 60505-0769-0) On backorder Demand increase for the drug
10 gm; (10 Vials) (NDC 60505-6094-0) On backorder Demand increase for the drug

B. Braun Medical Inc. (Revised 06/19/2014)

Company Contact Information:
800-227-2862

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
2 g Cefazolin (NDC 0264-3105-11) Product available No shortage
1 g Cefazolin NDC (NDC 0264-3103-11) Shortage anticipated for 3 months Demand increase for the drug

Baxter Healthcare (Reverified 11/24/2014)

Company Contact Information:
888-229-0001

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
USP 1 g/50 mL (NDC 0338-3503-41) Available Demand increase for the drug

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC (Revised 11/24/2014)

Company Contact Information:
888-386-1300

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
500 mg / single dose vial (NDC 63323-0236-10) Available Check wholesalers for inventory. Demand increase for the drug
1 g / single dose vial (NDC 63323-0237-10) Backordered. Next release anticipated December 2014. Check wholesalers for inventory. Demand increase for the drug
10 g / PBP (NDC 63323-0238-61) Backordered. Next release anticipated December 2014. Check wholesalers for inventory. Demand increase for the drug
20 g / PBP (NDC 63323-0446-66) Backordered. Next release anticipated Q4 2014. Demand increase for the drug

Hospira, Inc. (Reverified 11/19/2014)

Company Contact Information:
877-946-7747

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
1 g; vial (NDC 0409-0805-01) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage of Manufacturer: Available. Other
10 g; Pharmacy Bulk Package (NDC 0409-0806-01) Next Delivery: TBD; Estimated Recovery: TBD Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage of Manufacturer: Manufacturing delay. Other
1 g; Add-Vantage vial (NDC 0409-2585-01) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available Other

Sagent Pharmaceuticals (Reverified 11/26/2014)

Company Contact Information:
866-625-1618

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
500mg 10mL vial, (NDC 25021-100-10) Backordered, next shipment in November Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing delays Delay in shipping of the drug
1g 10mL vial, (NDC 25021-101-10) Backordered, next shipment in November Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing delays Delay in shipping of the drug

Sandoz (Reverified 11/26/2014)

Company Contact Information:
800-525-8747

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
500 mg (NDC 00781-9338-95) Available Other
500 mg (NDC 00781-3450-95) Available Other
1g (NDC 00781-3451-96) Ongoing backorder expected through November 2014 due to high sales. Material in transit for end of November delivery Other
10g (NDC 00781-3452-95) Available Other

West-Ward Pharmaceuticals (Revised 09/08/2014)

Company Contact Information:
800-631-2174

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
1 g/10 mL vial (NDC 0143-9924-90) West-Ward currently has a tamporary backorder situation on the 1 g and 10 g vials. Limited quantities of the 500 mg are available. Additional lots are schedueld for manufacturing with anticipated avaialbility in the September - October 2014 timeframe. Product will be available as it is released. Increase in product demand due to market supply issues
10 mg/100 mL vial (NDC 0143-9983-03) West-Ward currently has a tamporary backorder situation on the 1 g and 10 g vials. Limited quantities of the 500 mg are available. Additional lots are schedueld for manufacturing with anticipated avaialbility in the September - October 2014 timeframe. Product will be available as it is released. Increase in product demand due to market supply issues
500 mg/10mL vial (NDC 0143-9923-90) West-Ward currently has a tamporary backorder situation on the 1 g and 10 g vials. Limited quantities of the 500 mg are available. Additional lots are schedueld for manufacturing with anticipated avaialbility in the September - October 2014 timeframe. Product will be available as it is released. Increase in product demand due to market supply issues

WG Critical Care (Reverified 11/26/2014)

Company Contact Information:
888-493-0861

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
500mg vial (NDC 44567-0706-25) Available Product has recently shipped to wholesalers and distributors. Please check wholesalers and distributors for availability. Demand increase for the drug
1g vial (NDC 44567-0707-25) Available Please check wholesalers and distributors for availability. Demand increase for the drug
10g vial (NDC 44567-0708-10) Product is on backorder. Product continues to be manufactured and released to wholesalers. Demand increase for the drug
500mg vial (NDC 44567-0706-25) Product is on backorder. Please check wholesalers for availability. Demand increase for the drug
1g vial (NDC 44567-0707-25) Available Product recently shipped to wholesalers. Please check wholesalers for availability. Demand increase for the drug
10g vial (NDC 44567-0708-10) Product is on backorder. Product continues to be manufactured and released to wholesalers. Demand increase for the drug
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