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
Extended Expiration Dating: Hospira Aminophylline
Pfizer announced this week that two of their aminophylline vials have been approved for extended dating.
|Item #||NDC||Description||Labeled Expiration Date||Extended Dating|
|560369||409592101||Aminophylline, 25mg/mL, 10mL (25/pk)||October 1, 2018||February 1, 2019|
|741735||409592201||Aminophylline, 25mg/mL, 20mL (25/pk)||October 1, 2018||February 1, 2019|
Emergency Syringes on Allocation
Pfizer continues to face supply challenges with its Hospira injectables line, particularly on its emergency syringes lines. Pfizer’s supply chain challenges continue to put pressure on other suppliers that manufacture similar medications, causing nationwide backorders on these critical products. IMS is experiencing back orders on its emergency syringe line. Both suppliers have placed McKesson Medical-Surgical on allocation. Please consider shifting orders to vial substitutes.
|286640||Atropine Sulfate, pre-filled syringe 0.1mg/mL, 10ml (10/pk)|
|824871||Atropine Sulfate, syringe 0.1mg/mL, 10ml (10/ct)|
|336860||Atropine Sulfate, syringe 0.1mg/mL, 5ml (10/pk, 5pk/cs)|
|837505||Calcium Chloride, syringe 10% 100mg/mL, 10mL (10/ct)|
|336864||Calcium Chloride, syringe 10% 100mg/mL, 10mL (10/pk)|
|829652||Dextrose, syringe 50% 50mL (10/ct)|
|473912||Dextrose, syringe 50% 50mL (10/pk)|
|292129||Dextrose, syringe 50% 50mL (10/pk)|
|286280||Epinephrine, Abboject™ 0.1mg/mL, 10mL 20Gx1.5″ (10/pk)|
|823388||Epinephrine, syringe 0.1mg/mL, 10mL (10/ct)|
|287029||Lidocaine HCl, syringe 2% 5mL (10/pk, 5pk/cs)|
|831466||Lidocaine HCl, disposable syringe 2% 100mg/5mL, 5mL (10/ct)|
|336858||Sodium Bicarbonate, Abboject™ 8.4% 10mL (10/pk)|
|840471||Sodium Bicarbonate, syringe 8.4% 1meq/mL, 50mL (10/bx)|
|286279||Sodium Bicarbonate, syringe 8.4% 1meq/mL, 50mL (10/pk)|
Top Pharmaceutical Backorders
Xylocaine with Epinephrine & 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.
View Pfizer’s most recent report for next expected delivery and estimated recovery date for Pfizer Injectables (Hospira) products, including emergency syringes and anesthetics (Lidocaine, Marcaine) currently on backorder.
|Item #||Description||Estimated Release Date||Availability|
|747088||Lidocaine 1% with Epinephrine, 1:100,000 multiple dose vial, 50mL||October||Limited availability|
|762869||Xylocaine 1% with Epinephrine, 1:100,000 multiple dose vial, 50mL||October||Limited availability|
|767543||Lidocaine 2% with Epinephrine, 1:100,000 multiple dose vial, 50mL||October||Limited availability|
|747065||Lidocaine 1% with Epinephrine, 1:100,000 multiple dose vial, 20mL||Mid-October||Limited availability|
|916457||Xylocaine 1% with Epinephrine, 1:100,000 multiple dose vial, 50mL||October||Limited availability|
|767541||Lidocaine 2% with Epinephrine, 1:100,000 multiple dose vial, 20mL||October||Limited availability|
|763949||Xylocaine 1% with Epinephrine, 1:100,000 multiple dose vial, 20mL||October||Limited availability|
|747452||Lidocaine 0.5% with Epinephrine, 1:200,000 multiple dose vial, 50mL||Available||Available|
|916166||Xylocaine 2% with Epinephrine, 1:100,000 multiple dose vial, 50mL||October||None available|
|863133||Xylocaine 1% with Epinephrine, 1:100,000 multiple dose vial, 10mL||No release date||Limited availability|
|239935||Lidocaine HCl 1%, multiple dose vial, 20mL (25/pk)||October||None available|
|239936||Lidocaine HCl 1%, multiple dose vial, 50mL (25/pk)||October||None available|
|300448||Lidocaine HCl 2%, multiple dose vial, 50mL (25/pk)||October||None available|
|785140||Xylocaine 1%, multiple dose vial, 50mL||October||None available|
Other Pharmaceutical Backorders
|Item #||Description||Availability||Estimated Release Date||Possible Substitute/Alternative|
|239930||Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride, 0.9% multiple dose vial, 30mL||None available||October||None available|
|236173||Sodium Chloride Injection, 0.9% flip-top vial, 10mL (25/pk)||Limited availability||October||None available|
|All presentations||Ondanstron HCl, 2mg/mL 2mL single dose vial (10/ct)||Limited availability||October||None available|
|508352||Ful-Glo® Ophthalmic Strip, 1mg (100/bx)||None available||Next allocation date TBD||None available|
|1081079||Shingrix® Vaccine, 50mcg/0.5mL single dose vial||Limited availability||October||Item 626032 Zostavax® Shingles single dose vial|
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