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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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 Imipenem and Cilastatin for Injection, USP

 Status: Currently in Shortage

 » Date first posted: 05/22/2015
 » Therapeutic Categories: Anti-Infective

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC (Revised 05/24/2016)

Company Contact Information:
888-386-1300

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
250 mg/250 mg per vial, single dose vial, sterile powder (NDC 63323-349-25) Backordered. Next release anticipated July 2016. Delay in shipping of the drug
500 mg/500 mg per vial, single dose vial, sterile powder (NDC 63323-322-25) Backordered. Next release anticipated July 2016. Delay in shipping of the drug

Hospira, Inc. (Reverified 05/17/2016)

Company Contact Information:
877-946-7747

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
500 mg/500 mg Single Dose Glass Fliptop Vial (NDC 0409-3507-01) Next delivery: Late May 2016; Estimated recovery: 3Q 2016 Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing Delay. Other
250 mg/250 mg Single Dose Glass Fliptop Vial (NDC 0409-3508-01) Next delivery: Late May 2016; Estimated recovery: 3Q 2016 Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Manufacturing Delay Other

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (Revised 08/03/2015)

Company Contact Information:
800-672-6372

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
250 mg imipenem equivalent and 250 mg cilastatin equivalent and 10 mg sodium bicarbonate as a buffer in trays of 25 vials (NDC 0006-3514-58) Demand increase for the drug
500 mg imipenem equivalent and 500 mg cilastatin equivalent and 20 mg sodium bicarbonate as a buffer in trays of 25 vials (NDC 0006-3516-59) Limited inventory is available. Inventory will be resupplied periodically. Demand increase for the drug
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