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Mecasermin Injection

[22 September 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Increlex Injection, Ipsen Pharmaceuticals
10 mg/mL 4 mL vials, package of 10 (NDC 15054-1040-05)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Ipsen Pharmaceuticals states the shortage is due to a manufacturing delay and raw material shortage.
  • Ipsen is working with FDA to allow the release of Increlex lot #341203F. This lot was produced at an alternate manufacturing site that has not been approved by FDA. Please see the Dear Health Care Provider letter for additional information.
  • Additional information is available here and here.

Available Products

There are insufficient supplies available for usual ordering.

Estimated Resupply Dates

Ipsen has Increlex injection available. In order to obtain Increlex, all patients need to go through Ipsen’s patient service and support program, Ipsen Cares (formerly PACE).

Related Shortages

Updated

September 22, 2014; August 13, 2014; July 7, 2014; June 3, 2014; May 19, 2014; May 7, 2014; March 3, 2014; January 6, 2014; October 28, 2013; September 18, 2013, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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