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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 7/25/2017
Item No 
NDC # 
Description 
Note 
Origination Date 
Last Updated 
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DR0301-0425021-301-04Adenosine, 12 mg, 4 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. CHI_DR0651-04 Adenosine, 12 mg, 4 ml VIAL is available to special order as a possible alternative.05/02/201707/24/2017
DR0301-0225021-301-02Adenosine, 6 mg, 2 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0542-02, Adenosine, 6 mg, 2 ml VIAL is available as an alternative.06/19/201707/24/2017
DR0302-6625021-302-66Amiodarone, 150 mg, 3 ml SYRINGEOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There is no alternative currently available.03/27/201707/24/2017
DR4911-340409-4911-34Atropine Sulfate, 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.htm03/28/201707/24/2017
DR3339-0076329-3339-1Atropine Sulfate, 1 mg, 10 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. There are no alternatives currently available.04/05/201707/24/2017
DR4928-340409-4928-34Calcium Chloride, 1 gm, 10ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available. 03/02/201707/24/2017
DR3304-0076329-3304-1Calcium Chloride, 1 gm, 10ml LUER-JET™ SYRINGEOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 04/12/201707/24/2017
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.01/25/201707/24/2017
DR4902-340409-4902-34Dextrose 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm04/05/201707/24/2017
DR7517-160409-7517-16Dextrose 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml ANSYR™ II Needleless SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. DR3301-00, Dextrose, 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml LUER-JET™ Syringe avail. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm04/12/201707/24/2017
DR3301-0076329-3301-1Dextrose 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR7517-16, Dextrose, 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml ANSYR™ II Needleless Syringe is available as a possible alternative.04/13/201707/24/2017
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. 06/22/201707/24/2017
DR4921-340409-4921-34Epinephrine 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm03/28/201707/24/2017
DR3316-0076329-3316-1Epinephrine 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LUER-JET™ SYRINGEOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. There are no alternatives currently available. 05/01/201707/24/2017
DR6695-010409-6695-01Etomidate (Amidate), 20 mg, 10 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available.06/29/201707/24/2017
DR6102-040409-6102-04Furosemide, 40 mg, 4 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 120+ days. CHI_DR0283-25, Furosemide, 40mg/4ml Vial, is available to special order as a possible alternative.06/29/201707/24/2017
HOSP_DR2267-200409-2267-20LABETALOL 100MG/20ML VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. CHI_DR0934-98, Labetalol, 100mg/20ml MDV is available to special order as possible alternative.05/17/201707/24/2017
HOSP_DR2339-340409-2339-34LABETALOL 20MG/4ML CARP SYR BX10On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available.05/15/201707/24/2017
DR4903-340409-4903-34LIDOCAINE 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. DR1323-01, Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml ANSYR™ Syringe, is available as a possible alternative. 04/14/201707/24/2017
DR3390-0076329-3390-01LIDOCAINE 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. DR1323-01 Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml ANSYR™ Syringe is available as a possible alternative.04/03/201707/24/2017
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.05/01/201707/24/2017
DR0928-250641-0928-25Promethazine, 25 mg, 1 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. DR1495-35, Promethazine, 25 mg, 1 ml AMPULE is a possible alternative.02/09/201707/24/2017
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.03/30/201707/24/2017
DR4200-0239822-4200-02Rocuronium, 50 mg, 5 ml VIAL (Box of 10) REFRIGERATEDOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available.04/05/201707/24/2017
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.04/14/201707/24/2017
CHI_DR4900-340409-4900-34SODIUM BICARB, 8.4% 10ML Lifeshield, BX10On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 90-120 days. There are no alternatives currently available.03/23/201707/24/2017
DR6637-340409-6637-34SODIUM BICARB, 8.4%, 50 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm03/28/201707/24/2017
DR3352-0076329-3352-1SODIUM BICARB, 8.4%, 50 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.04/03/201707/24/2017
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 is available as an alternative.03/02/201707/24/2017
SL13220338-0049-02Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Baxter, 250 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. SL7983-02 - Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 250 ml Bag is available as an alternative.06/09/201707/24/2017
SL13230338-0049-03Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Baxter, 500 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. SL7983-03 - Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 500 ml Bag is available as an alternative.06/13/201707/24/2017
DR1632-010409-1632-01Vecuronium, 10mg PWVLOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by 1st Quarter 2018. There are no alternatives currently available.06/26/201707/24/2017