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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 CustomerService@life-assist.com. 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 4/29/2017
Item No 
NDC # 
Description 
Note 
Origination Date 
Last Updated 
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DR0302-6625021-302-66Amiodarone, 150 mg, 3 ml SYRINGEOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.03/27/201704/20/2017
DR4911-340409-4911-34Atropine Sulfate, 1 mg, 10 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late June 2017. DR3339-00, Atropine Sulfate, 1 mg, 10 ml LUER-JET™ Syringe is an alternative.04/13/201704/14/2017
DR3339-0076329-3339-1Atropine Sulfate, 1 mg, 10 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by early May 2017. 12/29/201604/28/2017
DR4928-340409-4928-34Calcium Chloride, 1 gm, 10ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by early July 2017. DR3304-00, Calcium Chloride, 1 gm, 10ml LUER-JET™ SYRINGE is available as a possible alternative.02/27/201704/14/2017
DR3304-0076329-3304-1Calcium Chloride, 1 gm, 10ml LUER-JET™ SYRINGEOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late April 2017. 01/19/201704/14/2017
CHI_DR0311-1963323-311-19CALCIUM GLUC 1GM/10ML SDPF, BX/25On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by mid May 2017.04/14/201704/19/2017
CHI_DR3900-25EA0517-3900-25Calcium Gluconate, 10 gm, 100ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.01/25/201704/14/2017
MMTI_DR0370-01S11704-370-01CYANOKIT 5G, 1-7 KITSOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by mid May 2017.04/13/201704/27/2017
DR4902-340409-4902-34Dextrose, 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late June 2017. There are no alternatives currently available.02/09/201704/18/2017
DR7517-160409-7517-16Dextrose, 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml ANSYR™ II Needleless SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by early May 2017. There are no alternatives currently available.03/23/201704/18/2017
DR3301-0076329-3301-1Dextrose, 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late April 2017. There are no alternatives currently available.01/26/201704/18/2017
DR1273-020409-1273-32DIAZEPAM 10MG/2ML CARPUJECT LUER LOCK (BX/10)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.03/01/201704/14/2017
DR6013-100641-6013-10Diltiazem 25 mg, 5 ml VIAL (Bx/10) - Requires RefrigerationOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.01/12/201704/14/2017
DR4921-340409-4921-34Epinephrine, 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late June 2017. DR3316-00, Epinephrine, 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LUER-JET™ SYRINGE is available as a possible alternative.03/16/201704/14/2017
DR3316-0076329-3316-1Epinephrine, 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LUER-JET™ SYRINGEOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by early May 2017. DR4921-34, Epinephrine, 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LifeShield® Syringe is available as a possible alternative.12/29/201604/14/2017
SAS_DR1276-320409-1276-32Fentanyl, 100mcg/2mL Carpuject (BX/10)On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by mid April 2017.03/15/201704/14/2017
SAS_DR0181-2067457-181-20Ketamine 200mg/20ml vial BX/10On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.04/14/201704/17/2017
HOSP_DR2267-200409-2267-20LABETALOL 100MG/20ML VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late April 2017.02/27/201704/14/2017
DR4903-340409-4903-34Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by early July 2017. DR1323-01, Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml ANSYR™ Syringe & DR3390-00, Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LUER-JET™ Syringe are available as possible alternatives.03/09/201704/14/2017
DR3390-0076329-3390-01Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late May 2017. DR1323-01 Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml ANSYR™ Syringe and DR4903-34 Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LifeShield® Syringe are available as possible alternatives.02/02/201704/14/2017
SAS_DR1985-300409-1985-30Lorazepam, 2mg/1ml Carpuject, bx/10, REFRIGERATEOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.03/23/201704/14/2017
CHI_DR2168-020409-2168-02MAGNESIUM SULFATE 50% 4MEQ/ML 10G/20ML SDV, BX/25On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.02/08/201704/14/2017
SAS_DR2306-62 Midazolam, 2mg/2mL Luer Lock Carpuject®On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by early May 2017.04/25/201704/26/2017
SAS_DR1891-010409-1891-01Morphine Sulfate, 4mg/1ml Carpuject PF (BX/10) On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late April 2017. 02/27/201704/14/2017
DR0326-080281-0326-08Nitro-Bid® Ointment, 1 gm packs (Box/48)On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by early May 2017. 03/31/201704/27/2017
DR3375-040409-3375-04Norepinephrine Bitartrate, 4 mg, 4 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR1153-03 Norepinephrine Bitartrate, 4 mg, 4 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative.02/08/201704/14/2017
DR0390-1065862-390-10Ondansetron Oral Dissolving Tabs, 4 mg (Pack of 30)On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by mid May 2017. DR0157-13 Ondansetron Oral Dissolving Tabs, 4 mg (Pack of 30) is available as a possible alternative.04/17/201704/19/2017
DR6078-250641-6078-25Ondansetron, 4 mg, 2 ml, VialOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available late April 2017. CHI_DR6130-05, Ondansetron, 4mg/2ml SDV and CHI_DR0547-42, Ondansetron, 4mg/2ml SDPF are available as possible alternatives. 02/16/201704/14/2017
CHI_DR0018-200054-0018-20PREDISONE TABS 20MG UD BLISTER PACK, PK/100On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late April 2017.03/22/201704/14/2017
DR1495-350641-1495-35Promethazine, 25 mg, 1 ml AMPULE On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by mid July 2017. 04/20/201704/27/2017
DR5525-0339822-5525-03Promethazine, 25 mg, 1 ml AMPULE On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by mid June 2017. 04/27/201704/27/2017
DR0928-250641-0928-25Promethazine, 25 mg, 1 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by mid July 2017. There are no alternatives currently available.01/12/201704/14/2017
DR4200-0639822-4200-06Rocuronium, 100 mg, 10 ml VIAL (Box of 10) REFRIGERATEDOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late April 2017. There is currently no alternative available.03/30/201704/14/2017
DR4200-0239822-4200-02Rocuronium, 50 mg, 5 ml VIAL (Box of 10) REFRIGERATEDOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.03/09/201704/14/2017
CHI_DR4900-340409-4900-34SODIUM BICARB 8.4% 10ML Lifeshield, BX10On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.03/23/201704/17/2017
DR5534-340409-5534-34Sodium Bicarb. (infant), 4.2%,10 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by mid June 2017. 04/13/201704/14/2017
DR6637-340409-6637-34Sodium Bicarbonate, 8.4%, 50 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by early June 2017. There is currently no alternative available.02/13/201704/14/2017
DR3352-0076329-3352-1Sodium Bicarbonate, 8.4%, 50 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late April 2017. There is currently no alternative available.01/26/201704/14/2017
SL80020264-7800-20Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, B Braun, 250 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. SL7983-02, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Abbott, 250 ml Bag & SL1322,Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Baxter, 250 ml Bag are both available as alternatives.01/01/201504/26/2017
SL80010264-7800-10Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, B Braun, 500 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. SL7983-03, Abbott IV Solution, Sodium Chloride, 500 ml Bag is available as a possible alternative.02/19/201504/14/2017
SL7800-090264-7800-09Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, B Braun,1000 ml Bag, E3On backorder from the manufacturer with no release date. SL7983-09, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Abbott, 1000 ml Bag is available as a possible alternative. 08/11/201604/14/2017
DR1632-010409-1632-01Vecuronium, 10mg PWVLOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late April 2017.01/04/201704/14/2017