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    Drug Shortages

    Important Information Regarding Drug Shortages:

    May 26, 2015

    Sterile Water for Injection Shortage Solved? The FDA says so, but we see it differently.

    Here is a statement directly from the FDA’s drug shortage page:

    "Sterile Water for Injection shortage status 'Resolved'

    A drug receives 'Resolved' status when the Drug Shortages Staff (DSS) determines that the market is covered, based on information from all manufacturers. The market is considered covered when supply is available from at least one manufacturer to cover total market demand. However, some manufacturers may not have all presentations available. DSS monitors the supply of products with 'Resolved' status. For the most current supply information, contact the manufacturers."

    The FDA has indicated the shortage for Sterile Water for Injection is resolved. The total market demand is "covered".
    See this link: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/default.cfm#S

    So, what does this mean to an office based physician? Not much.

    The shortage of Sterile Water for Injection in bottles and bags has not abated and wholesalers are still on "allocation". We do not understand why the FDA placed a "resolved" status on Sterile Water for Injection when wholesalers are still on reduced allocations from manufacturers and can not meet our customer’s needs.

    So while the FDA "resolved" status may be a step in the right direction, as far as the office-based physician is concerned, it's only a small step.

    McGuff Company has regular dialogues with the manufacturers and will provide updates when available. We are as anxious as you to have this 2 ½ year Sterile Water for Injection shortage in the rear view mirror!

    April 4, 2014

    0.9% Sodium Chloride IV Solutions

    Now Available via Prescription from McGuff Compounding Pharmacy in 250mL bags.

    Call (877) 444-1133.

    March 13, 2014

    An Open Letter to All McGuff Customers

    RE: IV Solution Shortage Approaches Critical Situation

    Dear Valued Customer,

    As you may be aware, there is a critical shortage of IV solutions in the United States. There are three manufacturers in the United States; Hospira, Baxter and B Braun – all of which are not able to manufacture enough IV solutions to meet national demand. All three manufacturers have sent letters to wholesalers, physicians and clinics indicating their IV solution purchases will be restricted or stopped. This became known as an Allocation Program. The Allocation Program for B Braun IV solutions started almost 15 months ago. During this time, all of us at McGuff have worked very hard to make sure the Allocation Program of IV solutions did not have a detrimental effect on our customers.

    McGuff has been managing the shortage by declining to add new customers that Hospira, Baxter and B Braun have cut off. In addition, we are careful to review each customer order and history of purchases to assure no single customer can order too much of these scarce resources. We have also used our best abilities to control our inventory, our purchases, and have utilized other means to minimize the impact of the shortage to our current and loyal customer base.

    In late January 2014 B Braun informed us that our allocation (the number of IV solution cases we can purchase) would again be reduced because of the deepening, national shortage of IV solutions. This new allocation is designed to stop McGuff from delivering IV solution products to "non-contract customers". B Braun designates "non-contract customers" as any customer who purchases only IV solutions and does not purchase B Braun medical devices such as IV sets, catheters, extension sets, etc.

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    Drug Shortages & Product Availability for Our Commonly Ordered Products as of 9/13/2016

    To view a full list of drug shortages, view the FDA Drug Shortages Data Database.

    Product NameStrengthVial SizeMDV or PFVAvailability
    Aminophylline 25mg/mL 20mL Single Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride 0.9% 9mg/mL 30mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Bacteriostatic Water For Injection --- 30mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Calcium Gluconate 10% (100mg/mL) 10mL Single Dose Vial Not available.
    Calcium Gluconate 5% 10mL Single Dose Vial McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Call: 877-444-1133. Available end of May, 2015
    Chromium 4mcg/mL 10mL Preservative-Free Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Cyanocobalamin 1000mcg/mL 30mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Diazepam [C-IV] 5mg/mL 10mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Dexpanthenol 250mg/mL -- P/F or MDV McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Call: 877-444-1133
    Dextrose 50% 500mg/mL 50mL Single Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Heparin Lock Flush, Glass 100u/mL 5mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Hydroxocobalamin 1,000 mcg/mL 30mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Ketorolac IM 60mg/2mL 2mL Single Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Lidocaine HCl 1% (10mg/mL) 50mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Lidocaine HCl 2% (20mg/mL) 50mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Magnesium Chloride 200mcg/mL (20% w/v) 50mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Magnesium Chloride 0.1mg/mL 10mL Preservative-Free Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Magnesium Sulfate 50% (500mg/mL) 20mL Preservative-Free Vial McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Call: 877-444-1133
    Manganese Sulfate 0.1/mg/mL 10mL Preservative-Free Vial McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Call: 877-444-1133
    Mannitol 25%, 12.5gm/Vial 50mL Single Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Multitrace 4 Regular   10mL Multiple Dose Vial Not currently available.
    Multitrace 4 Concentrate   10mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Call: 877-444-1133
    Multitrace 5 Regular   10mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Multitrace 5 Concentrate   10mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Nalbuphine   10mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Potassium Chloride 2mEq/mL 20mL Preservative-Free Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Pyridoxine 100mg/mL 1mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Pyridoxine 100mg/mL Various Preservative-Free Vial McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Call: 877-444-1133
    Selenium T.E. (Trace Elements) 40mcg/mL 10mL Single Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Sodium Bicarbonate 8.4% 50mL Single Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Thiamine 100mg/mL 2mL Multiple Dose Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order
    Zinc Sulfate 1mg/mL 10mL Preservative-Free Vial McGuff Compounding Pharmacy Call: 877-444-1133
    Zinc Sulfate 5mg/mL 5mL Preservative-Free Vial McGuff Company - Click to Order