It is our goal at McGuff Family of Companies to keep our customers updated and informed as events evolve. Due to the growth of coronavirus in the United States, further state and federal regulations have been implemented. We continue to see a considerable interruption to the healthcare supply chain. As such McGuff Company Inc. has been notified by I.V. solution manufactures that we will see further allocations in the future.
Below is an example of a McGuff purchase order showing the response from an IV solution manufacturer. The manufacturer’s response (in red) shows that of the eleven different types of IV solutions ordered, the manufacturer will not send any of the nine types of IV solutions and the additional two types are backordered. This means at this time, from this manufacturer, we are not getting a restock of any IV solutions. Manufacturers are still not indicating to us when their allocation will end.
We suspect the manufacturers are building their on-hand inventory to support hospitals and other healthcare facilities that treat COVID-19 patients.
We apologize for this difficult news but want to keep you as informed as possible. Unfortunately, at the current time we can not guarantee our ability to ship IV solution orders that have been placed with us. Additionally, we may allocate current orders to assure best distribution practices of scarce resources.
Please understand we are and we will continue to do everything possible to supply healthcare products to those in need. We are continuously monitoring the situation, utilizing multiple vendors, and working very hard to resolve this issue as soon as possible.
Be safe and healthy!
Ronald M. McGuff
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak worldwide, the global demand for some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is exceeding current supply availability.
In addition, the manufacturing of the PPE and many other wound care/infection prevention products have been impacted by the global response to the Coronavirus. While you may see product availability reduction in the near-term, please be assured that we at McGuff Medical are continuing to work diligently to ensure an uninterrupted supply of products and alternative products to you.
Additionally, in order to ensure healthcare providers have access to the PPEs they need, the McGuff Company is temporarily limiting PPEs to healthcare providers.
As always, please feel free to reach out to our McGuff Customer Service team with any questions that you may have.