McKesson Medical-Surgical wants to help keep you informed of the most current industry Rx shortages. We continue to work with manufacturers to address shortages and to source substitute or alternate products when available.
Top Pharmaceutical News
Generic Kenalog-40® Injection: Now Available
Amneal has launched an AP-rated generic equivalent to Kenalog-40® Injection, triamcinolone acetonide. Triamcinolone acetonide injection is a long-acting corticosteroid injection commonly used for arthritis/joint disorders, eczema and other allergic reactions.
Short-dated product is currently available for all presentations within our distribution centers, with expiration dates ranging from March 31, 2018 to June 30, 2018. Regular-dated product will be available late January/early February.
|Item #||Description||Item #||Description|
|462514||Kenalog-40 VL 40mg/mL, 10mL||1084660||Triamcinolone MDV 40mg/mL, 10mL|
|460436||Kenalog-40 VL 40mg/mL, 5mL||1084659||Triamcinolone MDV 40mg/mL, 5mL|
|462515||Kenalog-40 VL 40mg/mL, 1mL||1084658||Triamcinolone MDV 40mg/mL, 1mL|
Generic Depo-Medrol® Injection: Now Available
Teva has announced the availability of the generic equivalent to Depo-Medrol® Injection, Methylprednisolone Acetate Injectable Suspension, USP. Methylprednisolone acetate injection is an anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid used to treat pain and swelling that occurs with arthritis and other joint disorders.
|Item #||Description||Item Number||Description|
|131642||Depo-Medrol® VL 40mg/mL 10mL||556564||Methylprednisolone, MDV 40mg/mL 10mL|
|82837||Depo-Medrol® VL 80mg/mL 5mL||556522||Methylprednisolone, MDV 80mg/mL 5mL|
|462502||Depo-Medrol® VL 80mg/mL 1mL (25/ct)||515118||Methylprednisolone, SDV 80mg/mL 1mL (25/ct)|
|458175||Depo-Medrol® VL 40mg/mL 1mL (25/ct)||514379||Methylprednisolone, SDV 40mg/mL 1mL (25/ct)|
|82825||Depo-Medrol® VL 40mg/mL 5mL||566520||Methylprednisolone, MDV 40mg/mL 5mL|
|226420||Depo-Medrol® VL 80mg/mL 1mL||515117||Methylprednisolone, SDV 80mg/mL 10mL|
|226421||Depo-Medrol® VL 40mg/mL 1mL||515116||Methylprednisolone, MDV 40mg/mL 1mL|
Epinephrinesnap™ Kits: Discontinued by Manufacturer
Focus Health Group has discontinued Epinephrinesnap kits, which contained an ampule of epinephrine. Customers must order the Epinephrinesnap-V kit, which contains a vial of epinephrine. This product is used by licensed healthcare professionals only and contains everything needed to administer epinephrine in the event of an anaphylactic emergency. The kit is registered with the FDA.
Epinephrinesnap-V is packaged as a sterile kit containing all supplies required for administration:
- One single-use vial of epinephrine injection, USP 1:1,000 (1mg/mL)
- Needles, syringes, alcohol pads, and a sterile drape
|1059875||Epinephrinesnap-V Anaphylaxis Emergency Kit, 1mL vial||Adults & children|
Current Top Backorders
Top backorder: Xylocaine with Epinephrine and Lidocaine with Epinephrine
Fresenius Kabi is experiencing an increased demand for Xylocaine with Epinephrine resulting in limited product availability due to the product now being on manufacturer allocation. Pfizer Injectables (Hospira) is currently experiencing manufacturing delays across all presentations of their generic product, Lidocaine with Epinephrine.
|Item #||Description||Estimated Release Date||Possible Substitute/Alternative|
|762869||Xylocaine 1% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 50mL multi-dose vial||Late January||None available|
|763949||Xylocaine 1% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 20mL multi-dose vial||Late January||None available|
|747088||Lidocaine 1% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 50mL multi-dose vial||Late January||None available|
|767543||Lidocaine 2% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 50mL multi-dose vial||March||None available|
|747065||Lidocaine 1% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 20mL multi-dose vial||Late February||None available|
|747154||Lidocaine 1% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 30mL multi-dose vial||Late January||None available|
|767541||Lidocaine 2% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 20mL multi-dose vial||June||None available|
|776257||Lidocaine 2% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 30mL multi-dose vial||June||None available|
|778707||Lidocaine 2% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 20mL multi-dose vial||Late January||None available|
|766856||Xylocaine 2% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 50mL multi-dose vial||No release date||None available|
Other top backorders
See below for a summary of current top backorders, including information on estimated release dates and substitute or alternative Rx products.
Note: Pfizer Injectables (Hospira) products currently on backorder include emergency syringes and anesthetics (Lidocaine, Marcaine). Check the Pfizer Injectables Product Availability Report for more information.
|Item #||Description||Availability||Estimated Release Date||Possible Substitute/Alternative|
|239939||Sterile Water Injection, preservative-free single dose vial 50mL||None available||Late January||Item 239938 Sterile Water Injection, preservative-free single dose vial 20mL|
|239935||Lidocaine HCl 1%, multiple dose vial, 20mL (25/pk)||Limited availability||Mid-January||None available|
|77650||Marcaine Injection 0.5%, 5mg/mL multiple dose vial, 50mL||None available||March 2019||Item 1077277 Bupivacaine 0.5%, multiple dose vial, 50mL (25/ct)|
|239976||Sodium Chloride Injection 0.9%, single dose vial, 50mL||Limited availability||Late January||Item 242064 & Item 236173 Sodium Chloride Diluent 0.9%, single dose vial, 10mL|
|243243||Lidocaine HCl 1%, single dose vial, 30mL||None available||Mid-January||Item 1016145 Lidocaine HCl 1%, single dose vial, 30mL|
|495443||Lidocaine HCl 2%, topical gel tube, 30mL||None available||On manufacturer allocation||None available|
|239936||Lidocine HCl 1%, multiple dose vial, 50mL (25/pk)||None available||Early February||None available|
|237000||Sterile Water Injection, preservative-free, single dose vial, 10mL||Limited availability||March||Item 239938 Sterile Water Injection, preservative-free, single dose vial, 20mL|
|785140||Xylocaine 1%, multiple dose vial, 50mL (25/ct)||None available||Mid-January||None available|
|508352||Ful-Glo® Ophthalmic Strip, 1mg (100/bx)||None available||Late March||None available|