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FDA Drug Shortages

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Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA

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 Dextrose 5% Injection Bags

 Status: Currently in Shortage

 » Date first reported: 05/19/2014
 » Therapeutic Categories: Gastroenterology; Other; Pediatric

B. Braun Medical Inc. (New 05/19/2014)

Company Contact Information:
800-227-2862

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
250 mL (NDC 0264-7510-20) Continued intermittent interruptions in supply, allocating to contracted customers. Intermittent backorder due to increased product demand. Please see Dear B. Braun IV Solution Customer Letter

Dear B. Braun IV Solution Customer Letter

Demand increase for the drug

Baxter Healthcare (Reverified 10/15/2014)

Company Contact Information:
888-229-0001

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
150 mL VIAFLEX container (NDC 0338-0017-01) Unavailable. Production is planned to resume in Q4 2014 Please see Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter dated March 12, 2014 for additional information

Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter

Demand increase for the drug
250 mL VIAFLEX container (NDC 0338-0017-02) Baxter has these products on allocation. Recovery is expected in Q4 2014 Please see Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter dated March 12, 2014 for additional information

Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter

Demand increase for the drug
500 mL VIAFLEX container (NDC 0338-0017-03) Baxter has these products on allocation. Recovery is expected in Q4 2014. Please see Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter dated March 12, 2014 for additional information

Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter

Demand increase for the drug
1000 mL VIAFLEX container (NDC 0338-0017-04) Baxter has these products on allocation. Recovery is expected in Q4 2014. Please see Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter dated March 12, 2014 for additional information

Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter

Demand increase for the drug
250 mL AVIVA non-PVC container (NDC 0338-6346-02) Baxter has these products on allocation. Recovery is expected in Q4 2014. Please see Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter dated March 12, 2014 for additional information

Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter

Demand increase for the drug
500 mL AVIVA non-PVC container (NDC 0338-6346-03) Baxter has these products on allocation. Recovery is expected in Q4 2014. Please see Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter dated March 12, 2014 for additional information

Dear Valued Baxter Customer Letter

Demand increase for the drug

Hospira, Inc. (Revised 10/23/2014)

Company Contact Information:
877-946-7747

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
5% 150 mL Flexible Container (NDC 0409-7922-61) Product on allocation Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
5% 250 mL ADD-Vantage Flexible Container (NDC 0409-7100-02) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
5% 250 mL Flexible Container (2 port) (NDC 0409-7922-02) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Demand increase for the drug
5% 250 mL VisIV Flexible Container (NDC 0409-7922-25) Next delivery: November 2014; Estimated recovery TBD Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Demand increase for the drug
5% 500 mL Flexible Container (NDC 0409-7922-03) Next delivery December 2014. Estimated recovery early December 2014. Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Demand increase for the drug
5% 500 mL Flexible Container (2 port) (NDC 0409-7922-55) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
5% 1000 mL Flexible Container (NDC 0409-7922-09) Next delivery November 2014. Estimated recovery November 2014. Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Demand increase for the drug
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