Products Affected - Description
Rifampin for injection, Bedford
600 mg lyophilized vial (NDC 55390-0123-01)
Rifampin for injection, Mylan Institutional
600 mg lyophilized vial (NDC 00069-0112-01) - discontinued
Reason for the Shortage
- Ben Venue has stopped production in its plant in Bedford, Ohio and will close in 2014. 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.
- Akorn discontinued rifampin in September 2013 due to shortage of raw material.
- Mylan Institutional acquired rifampin injection from Pfizer on December 7, 2013.
- Mylan Institutional discontinued rifampin injection in June 2014.
Rifadin injection, Sanofi-Aventis
600 mg lyophilized vial (NDC 00068-0597-01)
Estimated Resupply Dates
Bedford has rifampin 600 mg vials on long-term back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. Ben Venue manufactured rifampin for Bedford.
July 11, 2014; May 20, 2014; March 11, 2014; January 31, 2014; December 12, 2013; October 15, 2013; October 9, 2013; September 12, 2013; July 23, 2013; June 26, 2013; June 19, 2013; May 28, 2013; May 20, 2013; April 10, 2013; March 22, 2013. Copyright 2014, University of Utah, Drug Information Service
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