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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 10/17/2018
Item No 
NDC # 
Description 
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Origination Date 
Last Updated 
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DR0301-6825021-301-68Adenosine, 12 mg, 4 ml Luer-Lock SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available 90-120 days. DR0651-04, Adenosine, 12 mg, 4 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative.07/09/201810/12/2018
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.05/23/201810/01/2018
PFIZ_DR5922-010409-5922-01Amanophlline, 500mg/20ml VialOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available. 09/04/201810/12/2018
CHI_DR3900-25EA0517-3900-25Calcium Gluconate, 10 gm, 100ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0360-59, Calcium Gluconate, 5gm/10ml SDPF is available to special order as a possible alternative06/16/201710/01/2018
HOSP_SL7930-020409-7930-02Dextrose 10% 250 ml BagDue to manufacturer allocation, this item has limited availability. 08/01/201810/12/2018
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.08/15/201810/12/2018
SL7922-020409-7922-02Dextrose IV Solution, 5%, Hospira, 250 ml BagDue to manufacturer allocation, this item has limited availability. SL7923-23, Abbott IV Solution, 5% DEXTROSE, 100 ml Bag (100ml/170ml Bg) is a possible alternative.01/02/201810/12/2018
SL7922-030409-7922-03Dextrose IV Solution, 5%, Hospira, 500 ml BagDue to manufacturer allocation, this item has limited availability. 11/15/201710/12/2018
HOSP_DR4350-030409-4350-03DILTIAZEM 100MG ADD-VANTAGE On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 10/09/201710/01/2018
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.07/26/201810/12/2018
DR0102-1076045-102-10Diphenhydramine Simplist® Syringe, 50mg/1mlOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently avaialble.09/19/201810/12/2018
DR2290-310409-2290-31Diphenhydramine, 50 mg, 1 ml for use with CARPUJECTOn backorder from the manufacturer with no release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 03/01/201810/01/2018
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.10/09/201710/01/2018
DR4921-340409-4921-34Epinephrine 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LifeShield® Syringe*Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm04/01/201710/12/2018
DR2101-0249502-101-02Epinephrine Auto-Injector 0.15 mg/0.3mL, Child, 2/PK On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.07/16/201810/12/2018
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.htm06/26/201810/12/2018
DR6695-020409-6695-02Etomidate (Amidate), 40 mg, 20 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. DR6695-01, Etomidate (Amidate), 20 mg, 10 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative. 08/03/201810/12/2018
DR0500-0439822-0500-04Hydralazine HCL, 20mg/1ml SDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.07/23/201810/01/2018
SAS_DR0181-2067457-181-20KETAMINE 200mg/20ml VIAL BX/10On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 06/29/201810/12/2018
SAS_DR0001-1067457-001-10KETAMINE 500mg/10ml VIAL On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. 07/31/201810/12/2018
SAS_DR2051-050409-2051-05KETAMINE 500MG/5ML VIAL On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.09/13/201710/01/2018
HOSP_DR2267-200409-2267-20Labetalol, 100 mg, 20 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. CHI_DR0934-98 Labetalol, 100 mg, 20 ml MDV is available as an alternative.07/23/201810/12/2018
DR0164-0255150-164-02Lidocaine 2%, 40mg/2ml SDPF VialOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days.09/20/201810/12/2018
DR0711-1017478-711-10Lidocaine Jelly, 2%, 5 ml Squeeze TubeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 08/13/201810/12/2018
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. 10/12/201710/01/2018
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. 11/06/201710/01/2018
DR4903-340409-4903-34Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR1323-01, Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml ANSYR™ Syringe is available as a possible alternative.07/19/201810/12/2018
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. 08/30/201810/12/2018
HOSP_DR6729-240409-6729-24Magnesium Sulfate in Water, 2GM/50ML, CS/24On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available. 09/14/201810/12/2018
DR0064-0263323-064-02Magnesium Sulfate, 1 gm, 2 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no release date. DR0064-43 Magnesium Sulfate, 50%, 1gm/2ml Vial, Preservative Free is available as an alternative.02/15/201810/01/2018
DR1754-100409-1754-10Magnesium Sulfate, 5 gm, 10 ml ANSYR™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0064-43 Magnesium Sulfate, 50%, 1gm/2ml Vial, Preservative Free is available as a possible alternative.02/05/201810/01/2018
DR0064-0363323-064-03Magnesium Sulfate, 50%, 1gm/2ml Vial, Preservative FreeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. DR0064-43, Magnesium Sulfate, 50%, 1gm/2ml Vial, Preservative Free is an alternative.08/24/201810/12/2018
DR0033-1036000-033-10METOPROLOL TARTRATE 5 mg, 5 ml VIAL On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0300-05, Metoprolol Tartrate, 5 mg, 5 ml Vial, Preservative Free is available as an alternative.02/26/201810/12/2018
DR0180-250641-6127-25MORPHINE 10MG/1ML VIAL (BX/25)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.01/15/201810/12/2018
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.12/29/201710/01/2018
DR4755-030409-4755-03Ondansetron, 4 mg, 2 ml, VialOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available. 07/28/201810/12/2018
DR0103-2076045-103-20Ondansetron, 4mg/2ml Simplist® Syringe, Luer LockOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available. 09/05/201810/12/2018
DR1902-010409-1902-01Procainamide, 1 gm, 10 ml VIALOn manufacturer backorder with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.09/26/201810/12/2018
DR1495-350641-1495-35Promethazine, 25 mg, 1 ml AMPULE On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. DR5525-03, Promethazine, 25 mg, 1 ml AMPULE is available to special order.08/30/201810/12/2018
DR0928-250641-0928-25Promethazine, 25 mg, 1 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. DR5525-03, Promethazine, 25 mg, 1 ml AMPULE is available as a possible alternative.07/09/201810/12/2018
CHI_DR4900-340409-4900-34SODIUM BICARB, 8.4% 10ML Lifeshield, BX10On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. DR3352-00, SODIUM BICARB, 8.4%, 50 ml LUER-JET™ Syringe & DR6637-34, SODIUM BICARB, 8.4%, 50 ml LifeShield® Syringe are available as possible alternatives.08/01/201810/12/2018
CHI_DR6625-020409-6625-02Sodium Bicarb, 8.4% 50mL SDVOn backorde from the manufacturer. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm10/03/201810/12/2018
SL7984-230409-7984-23Sodium Chloride IV Sol, 0.9%, 100 ml Bag (100ml/170ml Bag)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. BAXT_2B1302, Sodium Chloride 0.9% 100ML QUAD PACK is available as an alternative.10/19/201710/01/2018
SL80020264-7800-20Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, B Braun, 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. 10/25/201710/01/2018
SL80010264-7800-10Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, B Braun, 500 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. SL7983-09, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 1000 ml Bag is available as a possible alternative.11/22/201710/12/2018
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. 12/14/201710/12/2018
SL7983-030409-7983-03Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 500 ml BagDue to manufacturer allocation, this item has limited availability. We have SL7983-09, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 1000 ml Bag available as an alternative.11/01/201710/12/2018
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. 07/03/201710/01/2018