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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 6/20/2018
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 with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.10/11/201706/04/2018
DR0301-6825021-301-68Adenosine, 12 mg, 4 ml Luer-Lock SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0651-04, Adenosine, 12 mg, 4 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative.02/01/201806/04/2018
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.12/26/201706/04/2018
SL71240338-0048-04Baxter 0.9% Sodium Chloride, 1000 ml BottleDue to manufacturer allocation, this item has limited availability. SL7138-09, Abbott 0.9% Sodium Chloride, 1000 ml Bottle available as an alternative.10/09/201706/18/2018
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.06/16/201706/04/2018
HOSP_7923-130409-7923-13D5W, 50ML IN 120ML BAG, SINGLE PACKS, CS/48On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There is no alternative currently available. 04/10/201806/13/2018
SL7922-020409-7922-02Dextrose IV Solution, 5%, Hospira, 250 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer with no release date. SL7923-23, Abbott IV Solution, 5% DEXTROSE, 100 ml Bag (100ml/170ml Bg) is a possible alternative.01/02/201806/18/2018
SL7922-030409-7922-03Dextrose IV Solution, 5%, Hospira, 500 ml BagDue to manufacturer allocation, this item has limited availability. 11/15/201706/13/2018
HOSP_DR4350-030409-4350-03DILTIAZEM 100MG ADD-VANTAGE On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 10/09/201706/13/2018
DR6013-100641-6013-10Diltiazem 25 mg, 5 ml VIAL (Bx/10) - Requires RefrigerationOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.01/29/201806/18/2018
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.03/01/201806/04/2018
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. 09/25/201706/04/2018
DR9104-200409-9104-20Dopamine, 400 mg, 10 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.10/09/201706/04/2018
DR4921-340409-4921-34Epinephrine 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm04/01/201706/13/2018
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. 08/28/201706/18/2018
SAS_DR1276-320409-1276-32Fentanyl, 100mcg/2mL Carpuject (BX/10)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.10/03/201706/04/2018
DR6027-250641-6027-25Fentanyl, 100mcg/2mL VIAL (BX/25)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 01/22/201806/13/2018
CHI_FLU2018/2019 Flucelvax Quad, Syringe (2018-2019) 10 doses/boxPre-book Flu Vaccine. Pre-book orders ended 3/31/2018. Cardinal has not released product to be placed on order yet.03/29/201806/04/2018
DR9631-010409-9631-04Furosemide, 40 mg, 4 ml ANSYR™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. DR6102-04, Furosemide, 40 mg, 4 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative.10/25/201706/13/2018
SAS_DR0001-1067457-001-10KETAMINE 500mg/10ml VIAL On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. 02/19/201806/13/2018
SAS_DR2051-050409-2051-05KETAMINE 500MG/5ML VIAL On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.09/13/201706/04/2018
DR1443-040409-1443-04LEVOPHED BIT/NOREPINEPHRINE .2%,4ML AMPULEOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0162-10, Norepinephrine Bitartrate, 4 mg, 4 ml AMPULE (bx/10) is available as a possible alternative.09/20/201706/04/2018
HOSP_DR4904-340409-4904-34Lidocaine 1%, 5 ml LifeShield SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. There are no alternatives currently available.02/28/201806/13/2018
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.10/12/201706/04/2018
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.11/06/201706/04/2018
DR0064-0263323-064-02Magnesium Sulfate, 1 gm, 2 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no release date. There are no alternatives currently available.02/15/201806/04/2018
DR1754-100409-1754-10Magnesium Sulfate, 5 gm, 10 ml ANSYR™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are currently no alternatives available.02/05/201806/04/2018
DR0064-1063323-064-10Magnesium Sulfate, 5 gm, 10 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.01/22/201806/04/2018
DR1000-0451754-1000-04Magnesium Sulfate, 5 gm, 10 ml VIAL, Preservative FreeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.05/17/201806/18/2018
DR0064-0363323-064-03Magnesium Sulfate, 50%, 1gm/2ml Vial, Preservative FreeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. There are no alternatives currently available.05/22/201806/13/2018
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.02/26/201806/18/2018
DR2308-010641-6061-10Midazolam 5MG/1ML VIAL (BX/10)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. SAS_DR2308-01, Midazolam PF 5mg/ml 1ml FTV CIV is available as an alternative.02/19/201806/04/2018
SAS_DR6059-100641-6059-10Midazolam, 5mg/5mL MDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. 03/28/201806/13/2018
DR1261-310409-1893-01MORPHINE 10MG/1ML CARPUJECT LL, BX/10On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0180-25, Morphine 10mg/1ml vial (bx/25), is available as a possible alternative. 02/23/201806/04/2018
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.01/15/201806/13/2018
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.09/22/201706/04/2018
SAS_DR6125-250641-6125-25Morphine, 4mg/1mL, VialOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.11/21/201706/13/2018
CHI_DR9890-010143-9890-01ONDANSETRON 40MG/20ML VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. There are no alternatives currently available.05/30/201806/13/2018
DR1120-120409-1120-12Ondansetron, 4 mg, 2 ml iSecure Luer Lock Syringe On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.12/29/201706/04/2018
DR6078-250641-6078-25Ondansetron, 4 mg, 2 ml, VialOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available by late June 2018. There are no alternatives currently available. 02/19/201806/13/2018
DR0103-2076045-103-20Ondansetron, 4mg/2ml Simplist® Syringe, Luer LockOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.03/22/201806/18/2018
CHI_DR0705-480338-0705-48Potassium Chloride IV Solution, 20meq/100mlOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.06/07/201806/13/2018
DR5534-340409-5534-34SODIUM BICARB, 4.2% (Infant),10 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. There are no alternatives currently available.05/11/201806/13/2018
CHI_DR4900-340409-4900-34SODIUM BICARB, 8.4% 10ML Lifeshield, BX10On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available.04/17/201806/13/2018
HOSP_7984-130409-7984-13SODIUM CHLORIDE 50ML BAGS, CS/48On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.02/01/201806/04/2018
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. There are no alternatives currently available.10/19/201706/13/2018
SL7984-360409-7984-36Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, 50 ml Mini-Bag (pk/4)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 11/02/201705/07/2018
SL80020264-7800-20Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, B Braun, 250 ml BagOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. SL7983-09, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 1000 ml Bag available a possible alternative.10/25/201706/04/2018
SL80010264-7800-10Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, B Braun, 500 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 a possible alternative.11/22/201706/13/2018
SL1324X0338-0049-04Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Baxter, 1000 ml BagDue to manufacturer allocation, this item has limited availability. There are no alternatives currently available.12/28/201706/18/2018
SL13230338-0049-03Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Baxter, 500 ml BagDue to manufacturer allocation, this item has limited availability. SL7983-03, Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 500 ml Bag, is available as a possible alternative. 11/03/201706/18/2018
SL7983-030409-7983-03Sodium Chloride IV Solution, 0.9%, Hospira, 500 ml BagDue to manufacturer allocation, this item has limited availability. 11/01/201706/13/2018
SL4888-100409-4888-10Sodium Chloride, 10 ml Fliptop Vial (Box of 25)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.01/05/201806/13/2018
SL4888-200409-4888-20Sodium Chloride, 20 ml Fliptop Vial (Box of 25)On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. There are no alternatives currently available.01/12/201806/18/2018
DR1632-010409-1632-01Vecuronium, 10mg PWVLOn backorder from the manufacturer with no release date. There are no alternatives available.07/03/201706/04/2018