Thiotepa for Injection

[19 May 2014]

Products Affected - Description

Thiotepa for Injection, Bedford
15 mg/mL vial (NDC 55390-0030-10)

Reason for the Shortage

  • Ben Venue has stopped production in its plant in Bedford, Ohio and will close in 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.
  • FDA is allowing temporary importation of Tepadina (thiotepa), from Adienne Srl in Italy. Product may be ordered directly through Adienne Srl. The solution is similar in formulation to US thiotepa. The main differences between the two products are listed below:   
    • Tepadina comes in 15 mg and 100 mg vials while the US thiotepa from Bedford only comes in a 15 mg vial. Reconstitution of the products should still yield a final concentration of 10 mg/mL and therefore use caution in choosing vial size and volume of diluent.
    • Tepadina is indicated for different uses and therefore different dosing regimens are on the Europe labeling compared to US labeling, but it is the same product as in the US.
    • The bar coding for the Italian product will not provide correct information to bar code readers since the manufacturing code is not an NDC number.  More information on the product packaging and ordering procedures can be found online.
  • There are no other manufacturers of thiotepa for injection.

Available Products

Insufficient supply for usual ordering.

Estimated Resupply Dates

Bedford has thiotepa for injection on back order and the company cannot estimate a release date. Ben Venue manufactured thiotepa injection for Bedford.

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