[09 October 2013]
Products Affected - Description
Chloroprocaine injection, Bedford
20 mg/mL preservative-free, 20 mL vials (NDC 55390-0403-20)
30 mg/mL preservative-free, 20 mL vials (NDC 55390-0404-20)
Reason for the Shortage
- Ben Venue has stopped production in its plant in Bedford, Ohio and will close in early 2014. Ben Venue supplies multiple sterile injectable products for Bedford Laboratories. Supplies of product that has already been manufactured will continue to be released until inventory is depleted. Bedford Laboratories has a small number of products manufactured elsewhere that are not affected by this closure.
- Hospira discontinued chloroprocaine injection in January, 2012 due to inability to obtain raw materials. All supply was depleted in January.
- APP has transitioned from 1 count presentations to 25 count sizes. All 1 count presentations were depleted in early 2012.
- APP had Nesacaine on shortage from depletion of raw materials due increased demand for the product.
Nesacaine injection, APP
10 mg/mL with preservative, 30 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0475-37)
20 mg/mL with preservative, 30 mL vial, 25 count (NDC 63323-0476-37)
Nesacaine-MPF injection, APP
20 mg/mL preservative-free, 20 mL vials, 25 count (NDC 63323-0477-27)
30 mg/mL preservative-free, 20 mL vials, 25 count (NDC 63323-0478-27)
Estimated Resupply Dates
Bedford has chloroprocaine 20 mg/mL and 30 mg/mL preservative-free vials on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. Ben Venue manufactured chloroprocaine for Bedford.
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