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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 5/23/2019
Item No 
NDC # 
Description 
Note 
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 in Early June 2019. DR0651-04, Adenosine, 12 mg, 4 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative. 03/25/201905/22/2019
DR0542-0217478-542-02Adenosine, 6 mg, 2 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days.05/16/201905/22/2019
CHI_DR0153-1867457-153-18AMIODARONE 900MG/18ML SDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There is no alternative currently available.04/25/201905/22/2019
DR0616-0363323-616-03Amiodarone, 150 mg, 3 ml Brown VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are currently no alternatives available.04/16/201905/23/2019
DR4911-340409-4911-34Atropine Sulfate, 1 mg, 10 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. DR3339-00, Atropine Sulfate, 1 mg, 10 ml LUER-JET™ Syringe is available as an alternative. 03/13/201905/20/2019
DR4928-340409-4928-34Calcium Chloride, 1 gm, 10ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR3304-00, Calcium Chloride, 1 gm, 10ml LUER-JET™ SYRINGE is available as a possible alternative.04/03/201905/20/2019
DR4902-340409-4902-34Dextrose 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. There are currently no alternatives available. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm. There are no alternatives currently available.02/27/201905/20/2019
DR7517-160409-7517-16Dextrose 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml ANSYR™ II SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 03/05/201905/20/2019
DR3301-0076329-3301-1Dextrose 25 gm, 50%, 50 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 05/14/201905/22/2019
DR1775-010409-1775-10Dextrose Infant 2.5 gm, 25%, 10 ml ANSYR™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 05/01/201905/20/2019
PFIZ_DR6648-020409-6648-02Dextrose, 25g/50ml Vial (D50)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 01/30/201905/20/2019
HOSP_DR4350-030409-4350-03DILTIAZEM 100MG ADD-VANTAGE On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 10/09/201705/20/2019
HOSP_DR5820-010409-5820-01Dopamine, 200mg/5mL VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.10/24/201805/20/2019
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.10/09/201705/20/2019
DR4921-340409-4921-34Epinephrine 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LifeShield SyrOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no currently available.02/20/201905/23/2019
DR3316-0076329-3316-1Epinephrine 1:10,000 1 mg, 10 ml LUER-JET™ SyrLimited availability due to manufacturer allocation. There is currently no alternative available. 01/28/201905/22/2019
DR2101-0249502-101-02Epinephrine Auto-Injector 0.15 mg, Child, 2/PK On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days There are no alternatives currently available. 03/01/201905/22/2019
DR2102-0249502-102-02Epinephrine Auto-Injector 0.3 mg, Adult, 2/PK On backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days There are no alternatives currently available. 04/25/201905/22/2019
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. 05/01/201905/20/2019
DR0473-4423155-473-44Furosemide, 100 MG/10ML VialOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 90-120 days. DR6102-10, Furosemide, 100 mg, 10 ml VIAL is available as a possible alternative.04/19/201905/20/2019
DR2723-010409-2723-01Heparin SOD 5000u/1ml SDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.03/05/201905/22/2019
DR0400-120641-0400-12Heparin Sodium, 5000u/1ml SDVOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. 05/13/201905/20/2019
SL6138-220409-6138-22Hospira 0.9% Sodium Chloride, 250 ml BottleOn backorder from the manufacturer. SL6138-03, Hospira 0.9% Sodium Chloride, 500 ml Bottle is available as a possible alternative.04/02/201905/22/2019
DR0500-0439822-0500-04Hydralazine HCL, 20mg/1ml SDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. CHI_DR0614-01, Hydralazine HCL, 20mg/1ml, Vial is available as an alternative. 03/22/201905/07/2019
DR0934-1517478-934-15Hydralazine HCL, 20mg/1ml SDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 01/04/201905/06/2019
SAS_DR2051-050409-2051-05KETAMINE 500MG/5ML VIAL On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. 02/08/201905/22/2019
DR0108-1067457-108-10Ketamine, 1gm/10ml MDVOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. 03/05/201905/22/2019
HOSP_DR2267-200409-2267-20Labetalol, 100 mg, 20 ml VIALOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0586-29, Labetalol, 100mg/20ml MDV is available as an alternative.07/31/201905/14/2019
HOSP_DR4904-340409-4904-34Lidocaine 1%, 5 ml LifeShield SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available. 12/19/201805/20/2019
DR4903-340409-4903-34Lidocaine, 2%,100 mg, 5 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR1323-01 ANSYR™ Syringe & DR3390-00 LUER-JET™ Syringe are available as possible alternatives.07/19/201805/20/2019
SAS_DR6779-020409-6779-02Lorazepam, 4mg/1ml Vial, BX 10 (Refrigerated)On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. 01/14/201905/22/2019
DR1754-100409-1754-10Magnesium Sulfate, 5 gm, 10 ml ANSYR™ Syringe, PFOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. DR0064-43 Magnesium Sulfate, 50%, 1gm/2ml Vial, Preservative Free is available as a possible alternatives. 12/26/201905/20/2019
DR0600-1550268-600-15Nifedipine Gelcap, 10mg Unit DoseOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available.04/02/201905/22/2019
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.12/29/201705/14/2019
DR5534-340409-5534-34SODIUM BICARB, 4.2% (Infant),10 ml LifeShield SyrOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 60-90 days. There are no alternatives currently available.04/11/201905/20/2019
CHI_DR4900-340409-4900-34SODIUM BICARB, 8.4% 10ML Lifeshield, BX10On backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. There are no alternatives currently available.04/17/201905/20/2019
CHI_DR6625-020409-6625-02Sodium Bicarb, 8.4% 50mL SDVOn 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.htm 03/13/201905/20/2019
DR6637-340409-6637-34SODIUM BICARB, 8.4%, 50 ml LifeShield® SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer with no estimated release date. *Extend Use Dates Provided, see FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm563360.htm02/20/201905/20/2019
DR3352-0076329-3352-1SODIUM BICARB, 8.4%, 50 ml LUER-JET™ SyringeOn backorder from the manufacturer. Expected to be available in 30-60 days. There are no alternatives currently available.09/21/201805/06/2019
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.07/03/201705/20/2019