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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 1/22/2018
Item No 
NDC # 
Description 
Note 
Origination Date 
Last Updated 
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HOSP_7101-670409-7101-67ADD-Vantage® Diluent, Sodium Chloride 100ml FillOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. There are no alternatives currently available.10/11/201701/17/2018
DR0301-0425021-301-04Adenosine, 12 mg, 4 ml VIAL, Preservative FreeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. CHI_DR0651-04 Adenosine, 12 mg, 4 ml VIAL is available as an alternative.08/04/201701/17/2018
DR0301-0225021-301-02Adenosine, 6 mg, 2 ml VIAL, Preservative FreeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0542-02, Adenosine, 6 mg, 2 ml VIAL is available as an alternative.09/14/201701/17/2018
DR4911-340409-4911-34Atropine Sulfate, 1 mg, 10 ml LifeShield® SyringeManufacturer backorder. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. DR3339-00, Atropine Sulfate, 1 mg, 10 ml LUER-JET™ Syringe is available. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm10/18/201701/17/2018
DR4928-340409-4928-34Calcium Chloride, 1 gm, 10ml LifeShield® SyringeLimited Availability. DR3304-00, Calcium Chloride, 1 gm, 10ml LUER-JET™ SYRINGE is available as an alternative.09/01/201701/17/2018
CHI_DR3900-25EA0517-3900-25Calcium Gluconate, 10 gm, 100ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.08/26/201701/17/2018
DR3301-0076329-3301-1Dextrose 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeLimited Availability. DR7517-16, Dextrose, 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml ANSYR™ II Needleless Syringe and DR4902-34, Dextrose, 25 gm,50%, 50 ml LifeShield® Syringe are available as alternatives. 11/20/201701/17/2018
DR1775-010409-1775-10Dextrose Infant 2.5 gm, 25%, 10 ml ANSYR™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available.10/18/201701/17/2018
SL7923-230409-7923-23Dextrose IV Solution, 5%, 100 ml Bag (100ml/170ml Bg)On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. 12/01/201701/18/2018
SL7922-020409-7922-02Dextrose IV Solution, 5%, Hospira, 250 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. 01/02/201801/18/2018
SL7922-030409-7922-03Dextrose IV Solution, 5%, Hospira, 500 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. 12/01/201701/18/2018
HOSP_DR4350-030409-4350-03DILTIAZEM 100MG ADD-VANTAGE On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available. 10/09/201701/17/2018
DR7809-220338-1007-02Dopamine, 400 mg / D5W 250 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer with no expected release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 09/25/201701/18/2018
DR9104-200409-9104-20Dopamine, 400 mg, 10 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are currently no alternatives available.10/09/201701/17/2018
DR4921-340409-4921-34Epinephrine 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. There are no alternatives currently available. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm 04/01/201701/17/2018
DR3316-0076329-3316-1Epinephrine 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LUER-JET™ SYRINGEOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 08/28/201701/17/2018
DR2101-0249502-101-02Epinephrine Auto-Injector 0.15 mg/0.3mL, Child, 2/PK On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days.12/18/201701/18/2018
DR6695-010409-6695-01Etomidate (Amidate), 20 mg, 10 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.09/18/201701/17/2018
DR6695-020409-6695-02Etomidate (Amidate), 40 mg, 20 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available.12/22/201701/17/2018
DR6027-250641-6027-25Fentanyl, 100mcg/2mL VIAL (BX/25)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. 01/15/201801/22/2018
DR9631-010409-9631-04Furosemide, 40 mg, 4 ml ANSYR™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. DR6102-04, Furosemide, 40 mg, 4 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative.10/25/201701/17/2018
SAS_DR0121-250641-0121-25Hydromorphone, 2mg/ml, 1 ml vialOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. 01/10/201801/22/2018
SAS_DR2051-050409-2051-05KETAMINE 500MG/5ML VIAL On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.09/13/201701/17/2018
SL7953-090409-7953-09Lactated Ringers IV Solution, Hospira, 1000 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days.01/02/201801/18/2018
BAXT_2B2323Q LACTATED RINGERS, 500 ML BAGOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. BAXT_2B2324X, Lactated Ringers IV Solution, 1000 ml Bag, Case/14 is available as a possible alternative.11/01/201701/18/2018
DR1443-040409-1443-04LEVOPHED BIT/NOREPINEPHRINE .2%,4ML AMPULEOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.09/20/201701/17/2018
CHI_DR0409-030338-0409-03Lidocaine in D5W, 4 mg/ml 500 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacture with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.11/28/201701/17/2018
DR9594-200264-9594-20Lidocaine, 0.4% in D5W 250 ml Bag, 1gmOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.10/12/201701/18/2018
DR9594-100264-9594-10Lidocaine, 0.4% in D5W 500 ml Bag, 2gmOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are currently no alternatives available.11/06/201701/18/2018
DR4903-340409-4903-34Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LifeShield® SyringeLimited Availability. DR1323-01, Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml ANSYR™ Syringe & DR3390-00, Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LUER-JET™ Syringe are possible alternatives.11/06/201701/17/2018
DR3390-0076329-3390-01Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeLimited Availability. DR1323-01 Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml ANSYR™ Syringe is a possible alternative.11/20/201701/17/2018
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.11/06/201701/17/2018
DR1754-100409-1754-10Magnesium Sulfate, 5 gm, 10 ml ANSYR™ SyringeLimited Availability. DR0064-02 Magnesium Sulfate, 1 gm, 2 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative.01/02/201801/17/2018
CHI_DR4502-040703-4502-04Metoclopramide 10mg/2ml SDV, bx/25On backorder from the manufaturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alterternatives currently available.12/20/201701/18/2018
DR0033-1036000-033-10METOPROLOL TARTRATE 5 mg, 5 ml VIAL On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR9660-10, Metoprolol Tart, 5 mg, 5 ml VIAL is available as an alternative.12/05/201701/17/2018
DR1261-310409-1893-01MORPHINE 10MG/1ML CARPUJECT LL, BX/10On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.09/28/201701/17/2018
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.10/23/201701/22/2018
SAS_DR1891-010409-1891-01Morphine Sulfate, 4mg/1ml Carpuject PF (BX/10) On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.09/22/201701/17/2018
SAS_DR6125-250641-6125-25Morphine, 4mg/1mL, VialOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.11/21/201701/17/2018
DR3375-040409-3375-04Norepinephrine Bitartrate, 4 mg, 4 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. DR0162-10, Norepinephrine Bitartrate, 4 mg, 4 ml AMPULE (bx/10) is available as a possible alternative. 12/22/201701/17/2018
DR1120-120409-1120-12Ondansetron, 4 mg, 2 ml iSecure Luer Lock Syringe On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 2019. DR4755-03, Ondansetron, 4 mg, 2 ml, Vial & DR6078-25, Ondansetron, 4 mg, 2 ml, Vial are possible alternatives.12/29/201701/18/2018
DR4200-0639822-4200-06Rocuronium, 100 mg, 10 ml VIAL (Box of 10) REFRIGERATEDOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available.11/15/201701/17/2018
DR5534-340409-5534-34SODIUM BICARB, 4.2% (Infant),10 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available.11/15/201701/17/2018
DR3352-0076329-3352-1SODIUM BICARB, 8.4%, 50 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeLimited Availability. DR6637-34 Sodium Bicarbonate, 8.4%, 50 ml LifeShield® Syringe is a possible alternative. 11/21/201701/17/2018
HOSP_7984-130409-7984-13SODIUM CHLORIDE 50ML BAGS, CS/48On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date.12/27/201701/17/2018
SL7984-230409-7984-23Sodium Chloride IV Sol, 0.9%, 100 ml Bag (100ml/170ml Bag)On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. 10/19/201701/17/2018
SL7984-360409-7984-36Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, 50 ml Mini-Bag (pk/4)On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. 11/02/201701/17/2018
SL80020264-7800-20Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, B Braun, 250 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. We have SL7983-09, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 1000 ml Bag available as an alternative.10/25/201701/17/2018
SL80010264-7800-10Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, B Braun, 500 ml BagLimited Availability. We have SL7983-09, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 1000 ml Bag available as an alternative.11/22/201701/18/2018
SL13220338-0049-02Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Baxter, 250 ml BagLimited Availabilty. We have SL7983-09, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 1000 ml Bag available as an alternative.12/28/201701/17/2018
SL13230338-0049-03Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Baxter, 500 ml BagLimited Availabilty. We have SL7983-09, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 1000 ml Bag available as an alternative. alternatives currently available.11/03/201701/17/2018
SL7983-020409-7983-02Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 250 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. We have SL7983-09, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 1000 ml Bag available as an alternative.11/17/201701/17/2018
SL7983-030409-7983-03Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 500 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. We have SL7983-09, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 1000 ml Bag available as an alternative.11/01/201701/18/2018
DR4887-100409-4887-10Sterile Water, 10 ml SDV (Box of 25)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.11/22/201701/17/2018
DR1632-010409-1632-01Vecuronium, 10mg PWVLOn backorder from the manufacturer with no release date. There are no alternatives available.07/03/201701/18/2018
DR1144-020409-1144-02Verapamil, 10 mg, 4 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.09/25/201701/17/2018