Dactinomycin Injection

[04 September 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Dactinomycin lyophilized sterile injection, West-Ward (formerly Bedford product)
0.5 mg vial, 1 count (NDC 55390-0337-01)

Reason for the Shortage

  • West-Ward Pharmaceuticals’ parent company, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, acquired several products from Bedford Laboratories in July 2014 including dactinomycin injection. West-Ward is not actively marketing dactinomycin.
  • Recordati acquired several products from Lundbeck in January 2013 including Cosmegen.
  • Cosmegen can be ordered through wholesalers or ASD Healthcare at 1-800-746-6273.

Available Products

Cosmegen lyophilized sterile injection, Recordati
0.5 mg vial, 1 count (NDC 55292-0811-55)

Estimated Resupply Dates

Recordati has Cosmegen readily available.

Related Shortages


September 4, 2014; May 7, 2014; February 20, 2014; October 30, 2013, University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2014, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.


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