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Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA

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 Piperacillin and Tazobactam (Zosyn) Injection

 Status: Currently in Shortage

 » Date first posted: 04/02/2014
 » Therapeutic Categories: Anti-Infective; Pediatric

Apotex Corp. (Reverified 03/25/2015)

Company Contact Information:
800-706-5575

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
2.25 gm/vial (10 Vials) (NDC 60505-0686-4) On backorder Product is still on backorder due to the large number of customer orders that have been exceeding forecasts. Demand increase in the drug
3.75 gm/vial (10 Vials) (NDC 60505-0687-4) On backorder Product is still on backorder due to the large number of customer orders that have been exceeding forecasts. Demand increase in the drug
4.5 gm/vial (10 Vials) (NDC 60505-0688-4) On backorder Product is still on backorder due to the large number of customer orders that have been exceeding forecasts. Demand increase in the drug
40.5 gm/vial (NDC 60505-0773-0) On backorder Product is still on backorder due to the large number of customer orders that have been exceeding forecasts. Demand increase in the drug

Aurobindo Pharma (Revised 01/20/2015)

Company Contact Information:
732-839-9400

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
2.25 g SDV Cartons of 10 (NDC 55150-119-30) On intermittent back order; the company is releasing product as it becomes available. Check whole-salers for inventory. Other
3.375 g SDV Cartons of 10 (NDC 55150-120-30) On intermittent back order; the company is releasing product as it becomes available. Check whole-salers for inventory. Other
4.5 g SDV Cartons of 10 (NDC 55150-121-50) On intermittent back order; the company is releasing product as it becomes available. Check whole-salers for inventory. Other

Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC (Revised 03/25/2015)

Company Contact Information:
888-386-1300

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
2.25 g, single-dose vial (NDC 63323-309-20) Backordered. Next release anticipated April 2015. Future releases will be shipping directly into the wholesalers. Demand increase for the drug
3.375 g, single-dose vial (NDC 63323-300-30) Backordered. Next release anticipated April 2015. Future releases will be shipping directly into the wholesalers. Demand increase for the drug
4.5 g, single-dose vial (NDC 63323-320-50) Backordered. Next release anticipated April 2015. Future releases will be shipping directly into the wholesalers. Demand increase for the drug
40.5 g, PBP (NDC 63323-304-74) Backordered. Next release anticipated May 2015. Check wholesaler inventory. Demand increase for the drug

Hospira, Inc. (Revised 03/17/2015)

Company Contact Information:
877-946-7747

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
2.25 g Add-Vantage Vial (NDC 0409-3374-02) Available, releasing product consistently Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
3.375 g; Add-Vantage Vial (NDC 0409-3378-13) Available, releasing product consistently Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
4.5 g; Add-Vantage Vial (NDC 0409-3379-04) Available, releasing product consistently Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Other
2.25 g; Vial (NDC 0409-3383-02) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Demand increase for the drug
3.375 g; Vial (NDC 0409-3385-13) Available Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Demand increase for the drug
4.5 g; Vial (NDC 0409-3390-04) Next delivery: Mid March 2015; Estimated recovery: 2Q 2015 Please check with your wholesaler for available inventory. Shortage per Manufacturer: Available. Demand increase for the drug

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (Revised 03/11/2015)

Company Contact Information:
800-533-4535

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Zosyn 2.25g 10's (NDC 0206-8852-16) Unavailable New supply is expected to resume in September 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 2.25g 10's (Amerinet Choice) (NDC 0206-2100-02) Unavailable Private label is being discontinued in March 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 2.25g 10's (Novaplus) (NDC 0206-2404-02) Unavailable Private label is being discontinued in March 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 2.25g 10's (PremierPro) (NDC 0206-2501-10) Unavailable Private label is being discontinued in March 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 3.375g 10's (NDC 0206-8854-16) Unavailable New supply is expected to resume in September 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 3.375g 10's (Amerinet Choice) (NDC 0206-3100-02) Unavailable Private label is being discontinued in March 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 3.375g 10's (Novaplus) (NDC 0206-2405-02) Unavailable Private label is being discontinued in March 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 3.375g 10's (PremierPro) (NDC 0206-3501-10) Unavailable Private label is being discontinued in March 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 4.5g 10's (NDC 0206-8855-16) Unavailable New supply is expected to resume in September 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 4.5g 10's (Amerinet Choice) (NDC 0206-4100-02) Unavailable Private label is being discontinued in March 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 4.5g 10's (Novaplus) (NDC 0206-2408-02) Unavailable Private label is being discontinued in March 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 4.5g 10's (PremierPro) (NDC 0206-4501-10) Unavailable Private label is being discontinued in March 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 40.5g Pharm Bulk 1's (NDC 0206-8859-10) Batches shipping upon release Additional product available by March and then no remaining product until Q1-2017 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 40.5g Pharm Bulk 1's (Novaplus) (NDC 0206-2416-01) Batches shipping upon release Private label is being discontinued in March 2015 Delay in shipping of the drug
Zosyn 2.25/50mL Frozen Bag 24's (NDC 0206-8860-02) Available Pfizer has increased product availability and is supporting all conversions from vials to frozen bags.
Zosyn 2.25/50mL Frozen Bag 24's Novaplus (NDC 0206-2409-02) Available Pfizer has increased product availability and is supporting all conversions from vials to frozen bags.
Zosyn 3.375/50mL Frozen Bags 24's Novaplus (NDC 0206-2411-02) Available Pfizer has increased product availability and is supporting all conversions from vials to frozen bags.
Zosyn 3.375/50mL Frozen Bags 24's (NDC 0206-8861-02) Available Pfizer has increased product availability and is supporting all conversions from vials to frozen bags.
Zosyn 4.5/100mL Frozen Bags 12's Novaplus (NDC 0206-2413-02) Available Pfizer has increased product availability and is supporting all conversions from vials to frozen bags.
Zosyn 4.5/100mL Frozen Bags 12's (NDC 0206-8862-02) Available Pfizer has increased product availability and is supporting all conversions from vials to frozen bags.
Zosyn 40.5g Vial Pharm Bulk 1's PremierPro (NDC 0206-5501-01) Batches shipping upon release Private label is being discontinued in March 2015

Sagent Pharmaceuticals (Reverified 03/16/2015)

Company Contact Information:
866-625-1618

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
2.25mg 30mL vial, (NDC 25021-164-30) Backordered Delay in shipping of the drug
3.375g 30mL vial, (NDC 25021-165-30) Backordered Delay in shipping of the drug
4.5g 48mL vial, (NDC 25021-166-48) Backordered Delay in shipping of the drug

Sandoz (Reverified 03/25/2015)

Company Contact Information:
800-525-8747

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
4.5g (NDC 00781-3114-95) Backorder expected through June 2015. API availability Other
3.75g (NDC 00781-3113-95) Backorder expected through June 2015. Other
2025g (NDC 00781-3110-95) Backorder expected through June 2015. API availability Other
3.75g (NDC 00781-3350-95) Supply in house. No issues. Material in stock from second supplier. N/A

WG Critical Care (Reverified 03/03/2015)

Company Contact Information:
888-493-0861

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
2.25g (NDC 44567-0801-10) Product on backorder Check wholesalers for inventory Increased demand for the product.
3.375g (NDC 44567-0802-10) Product on backorder Check wholesalers for inventory Increased demand for the product.
4.5g (NDC 44567-0803-10) Product on backorder Check wholesalers for inventory Increased demand for the product.
40.5g (NDC 44567-0804-01) Product on backorder Check wholesalers for inventory Increased demand for the product.
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