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Drug Shortage Update

All configurations of fentanyl are on back order, except for the 5 mL ampoule. Manufacturers of the drug expect the next delivery of the 0.05 mg/mL 5mL source data verification (25 per box) in February. The 0.05 mg/mL 2 mL ampoule (10 per box) CS24 should be available starting in April.


Per the Drug Enforcement Administration, manufacturers are required to void the order form for configurations that are on long-term back order. Long-term back order is defined as any order that’s unable to be filled within 60 days of the execution date.


In addition, Dopamine 400mg vials are on back order. The premixed bags are the only available option.