Current Drug Shortages Pharmacists Should Know

JANUARY 25, 2016
Pharmacy Times Staff
Drug shortages are the new norm in the pharmacy world.
 
Hospitals in the United States are routinely running short of critical antibiotics, often for months at a time, according to the findings of a study published in the Oxford Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
 
To keep pharmacists as current on drug shortages as possible, Pharmacy Times presents the following chart:

Updated June 9, 2016
 
Acetohydroxamic Acid (Lithostat) Tablets
Ammonium Chloride Injection
Anagrelide Hydrochloride Capsules
Atropine Sulfate Injection
Bleomycin Sulfate for Injection
Caffeine Anhydrous (125mg/mL); Sodium Benzoate (125mg/mL) Injection
Calcium Chloride Injection, USP
Calcium Gluconate Injection
Cefazolin Injection
Cefepime Injection
Cefotaxime Sodium (Claforan) Injection
Cefotetan Disodium Injection
Chloramphenicol Sodium Succinate Injection
Chloroquine Phosphate Tablets
Desmopressin Acetate Injection
Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Injection
Dextrose 5% Injection Bags
Dextrose Injection USP, 70%
Disopyramide Phosphate (Norpace) Capsules
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) Injection
Epinephrine Injection
Ethiodized Oil (Lipiodol) Injection
Fentanyl Citrate (Sublimaze) Injection
Fomepizole Injection
Gemifloxacin Mesylate (Factive) Tablets
Imipenem and Cilastatin for Injection, USP
Indigotindisulfonate Sodium (Indigo Carmine) Injection
L-Cysteine Hydrochloride Injection
Leucovorin Calcium Lyophilized Powder for Injection
Leuprolide Acetate Injection
Lidocaine Hydrochloride (Xylocaine) Injection
LifeCare PCA™ Sterile Empty Vial and Injector
Liotrix (Thyrolar) Tablets
Mecasermin [rDNA origin] (Increlex) Injection
Methyldopate Hydrochloride Injection
Methylphenidate Hydrochloride ER Capsules/Tablets
Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate for Injection, USP
Morphine Sulfate Injection, USP, CII, (Preservative-Free)(For PCA Use Only)
Multi-Vitamin Infusion (Adult and Pediatric)
Mupirocin Calcium Nasal Ointment
Nimodipine (Nymalize) Oral Solution
Penicillin G Benzathine (Bicillin L-A) Injection
Peritoneal Dialysis Solutions
Piperacillin and Tazobactam (Zosyn) Injection
Potassium Acetate Injection, USP
Potassium Chloride Injection
Reserpine Tablets
Sacrosidase (Sucraid) Oral Solution
Sodium Acetate Injection, USP
Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP
Sodium Chloride 0.9% Injection Bags
Sodium Chloride 23.4% Injection
Sufentanil Citrate (Sufenta) Injection
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) Nasal Spray
Technetium Tc99m Succimer Injection (DMSA)
Theophylline Extended Release Tablets and Capsules
Thiotepa (Thioplex) for Injection
Tigecycline (Tygacil) Injection
Tobramycin Injection
Tretinoin Capsules
Triamcinolone Hexacetonide Injectable Suspension (Aristospan)
Trimipramine Maleate (SURMONTIL) Capsules
Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP

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