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
Prolia® Injection – New Contract Pricing Available
We now have access to competitive contract pricing for Prolia Injection, a prescription drug used to treat osteoporosis in women after menopause.
|Item #||HCPCS Code*||Description|
|729015||70897||Prolia, Preservative-free Injection 60mg/mL prefilled syringe 1mL|
Generic Transderm Scop® and Generic Solu-Medrol® Now Available
Amneal Biosciences has launched a generic to Transderm Scop (Scopolamine Transdermal Patch). Scopolamine transdermal patches help prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness for up to 72 hours.
|Item #||Description||Item #||Description|
|1046019||Transdermal Scop Transdermal Patch, 1.5mg/72 hour (4/ct)||1073028||Scopolamine Transdermal Patch, 1.5mg/72 hour (4/ct)|
|1048392||Transdermal Scop Transdermal Patch, 1.5mg/72 hour (10ct)||1073874||Scopolamine Transdermal Patch, 1.5mg/72 hour (10/ct)|
Sagent Pharmaceuticals has launched a generic to Solu-Medrol (Methylprednidolone Sodium Succuinate).
|Item #||Description||Item #||Description|
|341910||Solu-Medrol Injection 1 gram multiple dose vial 16mL||1065457||Methylprednisolone Injection 1 gram multiple dose vial 16mL|
Methylene Blue Replaced by ProvayBlue
American Regent, division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, has discontinued Methylene Blue as it was not an FDA approved product. ProvayBlue is now the only FDA approved Methylene Blue Injection on the market. All backorders for McKesson Medical-Surgical item #243477 have been cancelled and new product orders are required for ProvayBlue.
|1028218||ProvayBlue Injection 50mg/mL ampule 10mL (5/pk)||American Regent|
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|
|916457||Xylocaine 1% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 50ml multi-dose vial||Next delivery expected mid-September||None available|
|762869||Xylocaine 1% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 50ml multi-dose vial||Next delivery expected mid-September||None available|
|916166||Xylocaine 2% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 50ml multi-dose vial||Next delivery expected mid-September||None available|
|763949||Xylocaine 1% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 20ml multi-dose vial||Next delivery expected mid-September||None available|
|778707||Xylocaine 2% with Epinephrine 1:100,000 20ml multi-dose vial||Next delivery expected late September||None available|
|747088||Lidocaine 1% Epinephrine 1:100,000 50ml multi-dose vial||TBD||None available|
|767543||Lidocaine 2% Epinephrine 1:100,000 50ml multi-dose vial||Next delivery expected in October||None available|
|747065||Lidocaine 1% Epinephrine 1:100,000 20ml multi-dose vial||Next delivery expected in mid-2018||None available|
|747154||Lidocaine 1% Epinephrine 1:100,000 30ml multi-dose vial||Next delivery expected in mid-September||None available|
|767541||Lidocaine 2% Epinephrine 1:100,000 20ml multi-dose vial||Next delivery expected in October||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|
|239985||Sodium Bicarbonate Injection 8.4% 1mg/mL single dose vial 50mL (25/pk)||Unavailable||Mid-September||None available|
|243289||50% Dextrose Injection 0.5gram/mL single dose flip-top vial 50mL (25/pk)||Unavailable||Early October||None available|
|929970||Metoclopramide HCl Injection 5mg/mL single use vial 2mL (25/pk)||Unavailable||September||None Available|
|508352||Ful-Glo Ophthalmic Strips 1mg (100/bx)||Limited availability||Early October||Item 761236 Bio-Glo Ophthalmic Strips 1mg (100/bx)|
|533181||Metoclopramide HCl Injection 5mg/mL single use vial 2mL (25/pk)||Unavailable||Intermittent backorder, no release date||None available|
|333341||Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection 30mg/mL single dose vial 2mL (25/pk)||Limited availability||On manufacturer allocation||Item 511808 Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection 30mg/mL single dose vial 2mL (25/ct)|
|234643||Marcaine HCl Injection 0.5% single dose vial 10mL (10/bx)||Limited availability||Mid-2018||Item 880887 Bupivacaine HCl Injection 0.5% single dose vial 10mL (25/ct)|
|1006740||Rocuronium Bromide 10mg/mL 5 mL vial 10/box||Limited availability||Intermittent backorder, no release date||None available|
|1026841||Lidocaine HCl jelly 2% 5mL aluminum tube||Unavailable||Early November||None available|
|381717||Marcaine HCl with Epinephrine Injection 0.5% – 1:200,000 single dose vial 30mL (10/bx)||Unavailable||October||None available|
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