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Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA

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 Leucovorin Calcium Lyophilized Powder for Injection

 Status: Currently in Shortage

 » Date first reported: No date available
 » Therapeutic Categories: Oncology; Pediatric

Please note Levoleucovorin (Fusilev) is available in ample quantities. There is potential for dosing errors when interchanging leucovorin and levoleucovorin (Fusilev). The dose of levoleucovorin (Fusilev) is one-half the dose of racemic leucovorin injection (e.g., levoleucovorin [Fusilev] 7.5 mg = racemic leucovorin 15 mg). For more information visit the Spectrum Pharmaceuticals web site.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals

Bedford Laboratories (Revised 07/09/2014)

Company Contact Information:
800-562-4797

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
50 mg (NDC 55390-0005-10) Unavailable Shortage: Pending Manufacturing Change or Addition. Availability of products are updated on the Bedford Laboratories website. Other
100 mg (NDC 55390-0052-10) Unavailable Shortage: Pending Manufacturing Change or Addition. Availability of products are updated on the Bedford Laboratories website. Other
200 mg (NDC 55390-0053-01) Unavailable Shortage: Pending Manufacturing Change or Addition. Availability of products are updated on the Bedford Laboratories website. Other
350mg (NDC 55390-0054-01) Unavailable Check wholesaler for inventory Other
500mg 50mL solution (NDC 55390-0009-01) Unavailable Shortage: Pending Manufacturing Change or Addition. Availability of products are updated on the Bedford Laboratories website. Other

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC (Revised 09/11/2014)

Company Contact Information:
888-386-1300

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
200 mg SDV (NDC 63323-710-50) Available Check wholesalers for inventory Demand increase for the drug
500 mg SDV (NDC 63323-711-00) Backordered. Next release anticipated September 2014. Check wholesalers for inventory Manufacturing delay

Sagent Pharmaceuticals (Reverified 09/15/2014)

Company Contact Information:
866-625-1618

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
50 mg vial (NDC 25021-813-10) Available Other
100mg vial (NDC 25021-814-30) Available Other
200mg vial (NDC 25021-815-30) Available Other
350mg vial (NDC 25021-816-30) Available Other

Teva Pharmaceuticals (Reverified 09/11/2014)

Company Contact Information:
800-545-8800

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
100mg/vial (NDC 0703-5140-01) 20mL The 100mg has been temporarily discontinued. See Dear Healthcare Professional letter for additional information. Teva only has the 30ml presentation of Calcium Folinate Solution available, NDC 00703-2797-01.

Dear Healthcare Professional letter

Regulatory delay
350mg/vial 30mL (NDC 00703-5145-01) Currently in inventory. See Dear Healthcare Professional letter for additional information. Teva only has the 30ml presentation of Calcium Folinate Solution available, NDC 00703-2797-01.

Dear Healthcare Professional letter

Regulatory delay
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