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Current Prescription Drug Shortages

Nationally, the healthcare industry has experienced an increase in shortages of necessary pharmaceuticals. At Life-Assist, we're dedicated to helping our customers get the products they require.

Below is a list of typically stocked items that are in short supply along with details on recovery and possible alternatives. If you have any questions, please contact customer service at (800) 824-6016 or email [email protected]. We'll help you find alternatives or place you on our priority backorder list.

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Current Drug Shortages in short supply from Life-Assist 12/19/2018
Item No 
NDC # 
Description 
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Origination Date 
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DR0301-6825021-301-68Adenosine, 12 mg, 4 ml Luer-Lock SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available within 30 days. DR0651-04, Adenosine, 12 mg, 4 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative.07/09/201812/18/2018
DR0301-6725021-301-67Adenosine, 6 mg, 2 ml Luer-Lock SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0542-02, Adenosine, 6 mg, 2 ml VIAL is a possible alternative.05/23/201812/03/2018
DR0302-6625021-302-66Amiodarone, 150 mg, 3 ml SYRINGEOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0616-03, Amiodarone, 150 mg, 3 ml Brown VIAL is available as a possible alternative.10/04/201812/12/2018
DR4911-340409-4911-34Atropine Sulfate, 1 mg, 10 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. DR3339-00, Atropine Sulfate, 1 mg, 10 ml LUER-JET™ Syringe is available as an alternative.11/07/201812/12/2018
DR4902-340409-4902-34Dextrose 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm DR3301-00 LUER-JET™ Syringe and DR7517-16 ANSYR™ II Needleless Syr. are availalble alternatives.08/15/201812/12/2018
HOSP_DR4350-030409-4350-03DILTIAZEM 100MG ADD-VANTAGE On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 10/09/201712/03/2018
DR0376-250641-0376-25Diphenhydramine 50MG, 1 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available.11/01/201812/12/2018
DR0102-1076045-102-10Diphenhydramine Simplist® Syringe, 50mg/1mlOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently avaialble.09/19/201812/03/2018
HOSP_DR5820-010409-5820-01Dopamine, 200mg/5mL VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.10/24/201812/12/2018
DR9104-200409-9104-20Dopamine, 400 mg, 10 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR7809-22, Dopamine, 400 mg / D5W 250 ml Bag is available as a possible alternative.10/09/201712/03/2018
DR2101-0249502-101-02Epinephrine Auto-Injector 0.15 mg/0.3mL, Child, 2/PK On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.07/16/201812/12/2018
DR2102-0249502-102-02Epinephrine Auto-Injector 0.3 mg/0.3 mL, Adult, 2/PK On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm06/26/201812/12/2018
DR6695-020409-6695-02Etomidate (Amidate), 40 mg, 20 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available within 30 days. DR6695-01, Etomidate (Amidate), 20 mg, 10 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative. 08/03/201812/03/2018
DR2723-010409-2723-01Heparin SOD 5000u/1ml SDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.11/07/201812/12/2018
DR0934-1517478-934-15Hydralazine HCL, 20mg/1ml SDVOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late January 2019. There are no alternatives currently available. 12/18/201812/18/2018
DR0500-0439822-0500-04Hydralazine HCL, 20mg/1ml SDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.07/23/201812/05/2018
SAS_DR3356-010409-3356-01Hydromorphone 2mg/1ml Ampule, bx/10On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.10/15/201812/12/2018
SAS_DR0001-1067457-001-10KETAMINE 500mg/10ml VIAL On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. 08/27/201812/12/2018
DR0108-1067457-108-10Ketamine, 1gm/10ml MDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.09/06/201812/12/2018
CHI_DR0934-9851991-934-98Labetalol, 100 mg, 20 ml MDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.10/16/201812/12/2018
CHI_DR9622-010143-9622-01Labetalol, 100 mg, 20 ml MDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.10/11/201812/12/2018
HOSP_DR2267-200409-2267-20Labetalol, 100 mg, 20 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no release date. There are no alternatives currently available.08/01/201812/12/2018
DR0711-1017478-711-10Lidocaine Jelly, 2%, 5 ml Squeeze TubeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR3012-00, Lidocaine Jelly, 2%, 5 ml Uro-Jet® Syringe is a possible alternative.08/13/201812/03/2018
DR9594-200264-9594-20Lidocaine, 0.4% in D5W 250 ml Bag, 1gmOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. BAXT_2B0973 is available to special order as a possible alternative. 10/12/201712/12/2018
DR9594-100264-9594-10Lidocaine, 0.4% in D5W 500 ml Bag, 2gmOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. BAXT_2B0973 is available to special order as a possible alternative. 11/06/201712/12/2018
DR1323-010409-1323-05Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml Ansyr® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. DR3390-00, Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LUER-JET™ Syringe is available as a possible alternative. 10/31/201812/12/2018
DR4903-340409-4903-34Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR1323-01 ANSYR™ Syringe & DR3390-00 LUER-JET™ Syringe are available as possible alternatives.07/19/201812/10/2018
SAS_DR6778-020409-6778-02Lorazepam 2mg/1ml Vial (BX/10), REFRIGERATEDOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 09/21/201812/12/2018
DR6044-250641-6044-25Lorazepam 2mg/1ml Vial, REFRIGERATEDOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.09/21/201812/12/2018
SAS_DR2308-010409-2308-01Midazolam PF 5mg/ml 1ml FTV CIVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.09/26/201812/12/2018
DR0180-250641-6127-25MORPHINE 10MG/1ML VIAL (BX/25)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.10/22/201812/12/2018
CHI_DR0657-0365862-657-03Olanzapine 10mg Orally Disintegrate Tablets, Unit Dose pk/30On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0263-81 Olanzapine 10mg Orally Disintegrate Tablets, Unit Dose pk/30 is available to special order.11/26/201812/12/2018
DR1120-120409-1120-12Ondansetron, 4 mg, 2 ml iSecure Luer Lock Syringe On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR4755-03, Ondansetron, 4 mg, 2 ml, Vial is a possible alternative.12/29/201712/03/2018
DR1902-010409-1902-01Procainamide, 1 gm, 10 ml VIALOn manufacturer backorder with no estimated release date. DR1903-01, Procainamide, 1 gm, 2 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative.09/26/201812/03/2018
DR1495-350641-1495-35Promethazine, 25 mg, 1 ml AMPULE On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR5525-03, Promethazine, 25 mg, 1 ml AMPULE is available to special order.08/30/201812/12/2018
CHI_DR0263-1217478-263-12Proparacaine 0.5% Drops,15ml REFRIGERATEDOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.12/03/201812/12/2018
DR6637-340409-6637-34SODIUM BICARB, 8.4%, 50 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR3352-00, Sodium Bicarbonate, 8.4%, 50 ml LUER-JET™ Syringe, is a possible alternative, with limited availability due to manufacturer allocations.11/14/201812/12/2018
SL7983-020409-7983-02Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 250 ml BagDue to manufacturer allocation, this item has limited availability. SL1322, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Baxter, 250 ml Bag is a possible alternative. 12/14/201712/12/2018
DR1632-010409-1632-01Vecuronium, 10mg PWVLOn backorder from the manufacturer with no release date. CHI_DR0931-44, VECURONIUM, 10MG PWVL is available as an alternative to special order. 07/03/201712/03/2018