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Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA

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 Famotidine Injection

 Status: Currently in Shortage

 » Date first reported: 08/15/2014
 » Therapeutic Categories: Gastroenterology; Pediatric

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)
20 mg / 2 mL SD vials (NDC 63323-0739-12) Currently backordered. Next release anticipated December 2014. Check wholesaler inventory. Demand increase for the drug
40 mg / 4 mL MD vials (NDC 63323-0738-09) Available Check wholesaler inventory. Demand increase for the drug
200 mg / 20 mL MD Vials (NDC 63323-0738-20) Available Check wholesaler inventory. Demand increase for the drug

Mylan Institutional (Reverified 11/24/2014)

Company Contact Information:
888-258-4199

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
20mg/2mL SDV Pkg of 10 (NDC 67457-433-22) Unavailable. Estimated recovery: February 2015 Temporary discontinuation of the manufacture of the drug
40mg/4mL MDV Pkg of 10 (NDC67457-448-43) Available Temporary discontinuation of the manufacture of the drug
200mg/20mL MDV Pkg of 10 (NDC 67457-457-20) Unavailable. Estimated recovery: February 2015 Temporary discontinuation of the manufacture of the drug

West-Ward Pharmaceuticals (Revised 11/07/2014)

Company Contact Information:
800-631-2174

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Famotidine Injection, USP 10 mg/mL, 2 mL vial (NDC 0641-6022-25) West-Ward currently has available inventory on all three presentations. West-Ward has accelerated production on this product. West-Ward has manufactured lots of all three presentations and will be releasing additional units in the November 2014 timeframe. Product will be made available as it is released. Manufacturing delays
10 mg/mL, 4 mL Vial (NDC 0641-6023-25) West-Ward currently has a backorder situation on all three presentations. West-Ward has accelerated production on this product. West-Ward has manufactured lots of all three presentations and will be releasing units by the end of August 2014. Lots of each presentation is currently scheduled for manufacturing and product is expected to be available for release in September 2014. Additional inventory will be available in the October 2014 timeframe. Product will be made available as it is released. Manufacturing delays
Famotidine Injection, USP 10 mg/mL, 20 mL Vial (NDC 0641-6021-10) West-Ward currently has a backorder situation on all three presentations. West-Ward has accelerated production on this product. West-Ward has manufactured lots of all three presentations and will be releasing units by the end of August 2014. Lots of each presentation is currently scheduled for manufacturing and product is expected to be available for release in September 2014. Additional inventory will be available in the October 2014 timeframe. Product will be made available as it is released. Manufacturing delays
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