FDA Drug Shortages

Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA

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Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment
Status: Currently in Shortage
»Date first posted: 03/05/2019
»Therapeutic Categories: Ophthalmology

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Akorn Pharmaceuticals (Revised 09/23/2019)

Company Contact Information:
800-932-5676

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment 0.5%: 3.5 g tube (NDC 17478-070-35) On backorder Expected availability Oct 1, 2019 Requirements related to complying with good manufacturing practices
Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment 0.5%: 1 g tube (unit dose) (NDC17478-070-01) On backorder Expected availability Oct 1, 2019 Requirements related to complying with good manufacturing practices
Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment 0.5%: 3.5 g tube (NDC 17478-824-35)(Premier) No longer distributing
Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment 0.5%: 1 g tube (unit dose) (NDC 17478-824-01)(Premier) No longer distributing

Bausch Health (Revised 09/24/2019)

Company Contact Information:
800-321-4576

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
3.5 g in 1 Tube (NDC 24208-910-55) Available Distributed by: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, a division of Bausch Health Americas, Inc, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 USA Demand increase for the drug
1 g in cartons of 50 (NDC 24208-910-19) Available Distributed by: Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, a division of Bausch Health Americas, Inc, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 USA Demand increase for the drug

Perrigo Company PLC (Revised 09/23/2019)

Company Contact Information:
269-673-8451

Presentation Availability and Estimated Shortage Duration Related Information Shortage Reason (per FDASIA)
1 gram, 50-count (NDC 00574-4024-50) On backorder. (Perrigo is expecting product to be released late this week or early next week (week of September 30th) Demand increase for the drug
3.5 gram, 1-count (NDC 00574-4024-35) Available and shipping Demand increase for the drug
3.5 gram, 24-count (NDC 00574-4024-39) Available and shipping Demand increase for the drug

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