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Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA

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 Heparin Sodium Injection

 Status: Currently in Shortage

 » Date first reported: 07/05/2012
 » Therapeutic Categories: Hematology; Pediatric

B. Braun Medical Inc. (Revised 07/16/2014)

Company Contact Information:
800-227-2862

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Heparin Sodium (40 U/mL)/ 5% Dextrose in 500 mL flexible plastic container P5671 (NDC 0264-9567-10) Intermittent interruptions in supply. Product on allocation to contracted customers based on historical use. Demand increase for the drug
Heparin Sodium (50 U/mL)/5% Dextrose in 500 mL flexible plastic container P5771 (NDC 0264-9577-10) Intermittent interruptions in supply. Product on allocation to contracted customers based on historical use. Demand increase for the drug
Heparin Sodium (100 U/mL)/5% Dextrose in 250 mL flexible plastic container P5872 (NDC 0264-9587-20) Intermittent interruptions in supply. Product on allocation to contracted customers based on historical use. Demand increase for the drug

Baxter Healthcare (Reverified 11/12/2014)

Company Contact Information:
888-229-0001

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
1000 USP Heparin Units and 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection in 500 mL (NDC 0338-0431-03) Baxter continues to release product. Full recovery of supply is to be determined. Demand increase for the drug
2000 USP Heparin Units and 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection in 1000 mL (NDC 0338-0433-04) Baxter continues to release product. Full recovery of supply is to be determined. Demand increase for the drug

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC (Revised 11/07/2014)

Company Contact Information:
888-386-1300

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
2,000 usp / 2 mL SDV (NDC 63323-276-02) Backordered. Next release anticipated November 2014. Other
1,000 usp / 1 mL MDV (NDC 63323-540-01) Available Check wholesalers for inventory. Manufacturing Delay
10,000 usp / 10 mL MDV (NDC 63323-540-11) Available Check wholesalers for inventory.
30,000 usp / 30 mL MDV (NDC 63323-540-31) Available Check wholesalers for inventory.
5,000 usp / 0.5 mL SDV PF (NDC 63323-543-02) Available Check wholesalers for inventory.
5,000 usp / 1 mL MDV (NDC 63323-262-01) Available Check wholesalers for inventory.
50,000 usp / 10 mL MDV (NDC 63323-047-10) Available Check wholesalers for inventory.
10,000 usp / 1 mL MDV (NDC 63323-542-01) Available Check wholesalers for inventory.
50,000 usp / 5 mL MDV (NDC 63323-542-07) Available Check wholesalers for inventory.
40,000 usp / 4 mL MDV (NDC 63323-459-09) Backordered. No expected release date at this time.
20,000 usp / 1 mL MDV (NDC 63323-915-01) Available Check wholesalers for inventory.

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

Company Contact Information:
877-946-7747

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Heparin sodium 1000 U/mL; 1mL Vial (NDC 0409-2720-01) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available Other
Heparin sodium 5000 U/0.5mL; 2mL Carpuject (NDC 0409-1316-32) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
Heparin sodium 1000 U/mL; 10mL multi-dose Vial (NDC 0409-2720-02) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
Heparin sodium 5000 U/mL; 1mL Vial (NDC 0409-2723-01) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
Heparin sodium 2 U/mL in 0.9% sodium chloride; 500 mL container (NDC 0409-7620-03) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
Heparin sodium 50 U/mL in 0.45% sodium chloride; 250 mL container (NDC 0409-7651-62) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
Heparin sodium 50 U/mL in 0.45% sodium chloride; 500 mL container (NDC 0409-7651-03) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
Heparin sodium 100 U/mL in 0.45% sodium chloride; 250 mL container (NDC 0409-7650-62) Next delivery December 2014; Estimated recovery 4Q 2014. Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing delay. Other
Heparin sodium 100 U/mL in 5% dextrose; 250 mL container (NDC 0409-7793-62) Next delivery and estimated recovery TBD Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing delay. Other
Heparin sodium 50 U/mL in 5% dextrose; 250 mL container (NDC 0409-7794-62) Next delivery TBD; estimated recovery TBD Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing delay. Other
Heparin sodium 40 U/mL in 5% dextrose; 500 mL container (NDC 0409-7760-03) Next delivery and estimated recovery 2015 Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing delay. Other
Heparin sodium 50 U/mL in 5% dextrose; 500 mL container (NDC 0409-7761-03) Next delivery and estimated recovery 2015 Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing delay. Other
Heparin sodium 1000 U/mL; 30mL Vial (NDC 0409-2720-03) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
Heparin sodium 10000 U/mL; 1mL Vial (NDC 0409-2721-01) Next delivery: November 2014; Estimated recovery 4Q 2014. Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing delay. Other
Heparin sodium 5000 U/mL; 10 mL Vial (NDC 0409-2723-02) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available Other

McKesson Packaging Services (a business unit of McKesson Corporation) (Reverified 09/25/2014)

Company Contact Information:
888-759-4633

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Heparin Sodium Inj 2,000 USP Units/2mL SDV (NDC 63739-900-26) July 2015 dating avialable by request. Next release anticipated October 2014. Other
Heparin Sodium Inj 1,000 USP Units/1mL MDV (NDC 63739-920-25) July 2015 dating available by request. Next release anticipated October 2014. Other
Heparin Sodium Inj 10,000 USP Units/10 mL MDV (NDC 63739-931-28) Next delivery october 2014. Estimated recovery 3Q 2014. Other
Heparin Sodium Inj 30,000 USP Units/30mL MDV (NDC 63739-942-29) July 2015 dating available by request. Next release anticipateed October 2014. Other
Heparin Sodium Inj 50,000 USP Units/10 mL MDV (NDC 63739-901-28) July 2015 dating available by request. Next release anticipated October 2014. Other
Heparin Sodium Inj 5,000 USP Units/1mL MDV (NDC 63739-953-25) July 2015 dating available by request. Next release anticipated October 2014. Other
Heparin Sodium Inj 10,000 USP Units 1/mL MDV (NDC 63739-964-25) July 2015 dating available by request. Next release anticipated October 2014. Other
Heparin Sodium Inj 20,000 USP Units/1mL MDV (NDC 63739-986-25) July 2015 dating available by request. Next release anticipated October 2014. Other

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (Reverified 10/29/2014)

Company Contact Information:
800-533-4535

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Heparin 5,000 units/mL 1mL Vial. Not for lock flush. 25's (NDC 0069-0059-03) Available Demand in increase of the drug

Sagent Pharmaceuticals (Reverified 11/10/2014)

Company Contact Information:
866-625-1618

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
HEPARIN SODIUM INJ 1,000 UNITS/ML 1 ML VIAL (NDC 25021-400-01) Allocation Demand increase for the drug
HEPARIN SODIUM INJ 1,000 UNITS/ML 10ML VIAL (NDC 25021-400-10) Available Demand increase for the drug
HEPARIN SODIUM INJ 1,000 UNITS/ML 30 ML VIAL (NDC 25021-400-30) Available
HEPARIN SODIUM INJ 1,000 UNITS/ML 2ML PRESERVATIVE FREE VIAL (NDC 25021-401-02) Available
HEPARIN SODIUM INJ 5,000 UNITS/ML 1ML VIAL (NDC 25021-402-01) Allocation Demand increase for the drug
HEPARIN SODIUM INJ 5,000 UNITS/ML 10ML VIAL (NDC 25021-402-10) Available Demand increase for the drug
HEPARIN SODIUM INJ 10,000 UNITS/ML 1 ML VIAL (NDC 25021-403-01) Available Demand increase for the drug
HEPARIN SODIUM INJ 10,000 UNITS/ML 4ML VIAL (NDC 25021-403-04) Available Demand increase for the drug
HEPARIN SODIUM INJ 20,000 UNITS/ML 1ML VIAL (NDC 25021-404-01) Available Demand increase for the drug

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

Company Contact Information:
800-631-2174

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
1,000 units/mL, 1 mL vial (NDC 0641-0391-12) West-Ward currently has inventory available for all presentations. West-Ward has increased production and will have product available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
5,000 units/mL, 1 mL vial (NDC 0641-0400-12) West-Ward currently has inventory available for all presentations. West-Ward has increased production and will have product available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
1,000 units/mL, 30 mL vial (NDC 0641-2450-55) West-Ward currently has inventory available for all presentations. West-Ward has increased production and will have product available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
5,000 units/mL, 10 mL vial (NDC 0641-2460-55) West-Ward currently has inventory available for all presentations. West-Ward has increased production and will have product available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
10,000 units/mL, 1 mL vial (NDC 0641-0410-12) West-Ward currently has inventory available for all presentations West-Ward has increased production and will have product available as it is released. Demand increase for the drug
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