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Critical Drug Shortage Update

by kimbra on June 13, 2012

Below are AAMC’s critical drug shortages as of June 11:

1. Furosemide IV: This shortage affects all sizes. It is recommended to use IV bumetanide if needed or oral/liquid furosemide. Currently, only a few days’ supply remain on hand with no supply available at the wholesaler and manufacturer level.

2. Morphine and hydromorphone PCA: Supply is still limited; please conserve.

3. Medications out of stock include atracurium, chloroprocaine 2%, etomidate, lidocaine PF 1.5%, methyldopa IV, pancuronium, phentolamine, prochlorperazine IV, secretin, and Bactrim IV.

4. Resolved: Bumetanide (Bumex) IV and chloroprocaine 3%.

Questions, please contact Jared S. Calish, PharmD; pharmacy clinical coordinator, at

Click here for a list of all shortages