Drug and Diagnostic Test Notices

There is currently a national shortage of:
National shortages that have resolved:

For information on all current and resolved drug shortages and discontinuations reported to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), please visit the FDA’s Drug Shortages pageexternal icon.

Diagnostic Information

STI Diagnostic Test Kits and Laboratory Suppliespdf icon (September 8, 2020)

  • UPDATE (March 9, 2021)
    Based on information from CDC-funded programs, public and private laboratories, and manufacturers, the availability of STI diagnostic testing supplies continues to improve. Some products have reportedly returned to normal levels while others remain at lower-than-normal levels. Manufacturers continue to report sustained efforts to expand the production and release of supplies in the coming months. In situations where STI testing supplies are not readily available, guidance on prioritizing testing in these circumstances can be found in the September 8, 2020 CDC Dear Colleague Letterpdf icon. In addition, laboratory providers and manufacturers can provide real-time information regarding local STI testing supplies levels. CDC’s Division of STD Prevention will continue to work with partners to address the availability of STI diagnostic testing supplies in the United States.
  • UPDATE (November 24, 2020)
    CDC DSTDP has received recent reports from CDC-funded STD programs, as well as public/private laboratories that some STI diagnostic testing supplies are becoming more readily available, but often at lower-than-normal order levels. DSTDP has also received reports from CDC-funded STD programs that are still experiencing some shortages of  STI diagnostic testing supplies. Manufacturers are reporting ongoing efforts to increase production and release of product. However, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the supply chain. A projected date for supplies to return to normal levels is unclear at this time. CDC’s Division of STD Prevention will continue to work with partners to address the availability of STI diagnostic testing supplies in the United States. In the interim, the CDC Dear Colleague Letter released on September 8, 2020 (above) provides guidance for prioritizing STI testing in the situation of diagnostic test shortages.
STI Drug Availability as of February 15, 2021

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FDA Drug Shortage List Availability Manufacturers *
Azithromycin
No
  • Several manufacturers
  • Shortage resolved as of 12/30/2020
  • Alembic Pharmaceutical
    908-393-9604
  • Aurobindo Pharma
    732-839-9400
  • Biopharma Inc.
    888-611-2466
  • CSPC Ouyi Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
    609-356-0210
  • HEC Pharm USA Inc.
    267-348-3664
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc
    866-587-4617
  • Pfizer
    800-533-4535
  • Sandoz
    800-525-8747
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
    800-545-8800
  • Wockhardt USA LLC
    800-346-6859

* source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/index.cfmexternal icon

FDA Drug Shortage List Availability Manufacturers *
Benzathine penicillin
No
  • One manufacturer: Pfizer
  • No supply issues
  • Pfizer
    800-533-4535

* source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/index.cfmexternal icon

FDA Drug Shortage List Availability Manufacturers *
Cefixime
No
  • Two manufacturers:  Alkem/Ascend and Lupin
  • Alkem/Ascend
    201-476-1977
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc
    866-587-4617

* source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/index.cfmexternal icon

FDA Drug Shortage List Availability Manufacturers *
Ceftriaxone1
No
  • Several manufacturers
  • No supply issues
  • A-S Medication Solutions
    877-863-3228
  • Apotex Corp
    800-706-5575
  • Hospira, Inc
    844-646-4398
  • Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc
    866-587-4617
  • NuCare Pharmaceuticals Inc
    888-482-9545
  • Piramal Critical Care Inc
    800-414-1901
  • Proficient Rx LP
    877-717-2714
  • Remedy Repack Inc
    866-845-3791
  • Sagent Pharmaceutical
    866-625-1618
  • Sandoz Inc
    800-525-8747
  • West-Ward Pharm Corp (Hikma)
    732-542-1191
  • WG Critical Care LLC
    888-493-0861
  • Wockhardt USA LLC
    800-346-6854

1 250 mg/500 mg vials
* source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/index.cfmexternal icon

FDA Drug Shortage List Availability Manufacturers *
Doxycycline2
No
  • Several manufacturers
  • No supply issues
  • Aqua Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Aimirall, Lic
    610-644-7000
  • Ajanta Pharma LTD
    866-770-3029
  • A-S Medication Solutions
    877-863-3228
  • Alembic Pharmaceutical Inc
    908-393-9604
  • Alvogen Inc
    alvogen.com
  • American Health Packaging
    800-707-4621
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals of NY Inc
    908-947-3120
  • AvPAK
    855-361-3993
  • AvKare, Inc
    855-628-5273
  • Bi-Coastal Pharm
    732-530-3900
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack
    877-885-0882
  • Cadila Pharmaceuticals LTD
    202-355-9784
  • Cambridge Therapeutics Technologies, LLC
    844-810-0004
  • Cardinal Health
    800-926-3161
  • Chatwell Rx LLC
    833-242-7879
  • Changzhou Pharm
  • Contract Pharmacy Service
    800-555-8062
  • Cosette Pharmaceuticals
    800-922-1038
  • Denton Pharma Inc
    518-827-7750
  • Direct Rx
    855-362-3397
  • Epic
    888-374-2791
  • Golden State Medical Supply
    800-284-¬8633
  • Harris Pharm Inc
    877-794-3376
  • Heritage Pharmaceutical Inc
    678-782-5702
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals Inc
    800-631-2174
  • Lake Erie Medical &Surgical Supply DBA Quality Care Products LLC
  • Lannett Company Inc
    215-333-9000
  • Liberty Pharmaceutical Inc
    951-427-5416
  • Lupin Pharmaceutical
    866-587-4617
  • Major Pharmaceutical
    800-616-2471
  • McKesson Corp
    800-571-2889
  • Medsource Pharmaceuticals
    888-612-1965
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
    724-514-1800
  • Novel Lab Inc
    908-603-6000
  • NuCare Pharmaceutical Inc
    888-482-9545
  • Oaklock LLC
    601-855-7678
  • ParPham Inc
    parpharm.com
  • Pfizer
    800-533-4535
  • PD-Rx Pharmaceutical Inc
    800-299-7379
  • PharmPak, Inc
    800-541-6315
  • Preferred Pharmaceutical Inc
    714-777-3729
  • Proficient Rx LP
    800-787-7824
  • Puracap Laboratories
    908-941-5456
  • RedPharm Drug Inc
    952- 653-2525
  • Remedy RePack
    866-845-3791
  • St. Mary’s Medical Park
    520-297-3800
  • Sun Pharmaceuticals Ind Inc
    866-931-0704
  • UniChem Pharmaceutical Inc
    888-304-5022
  • Viona Pharmaceutical Inc
    800-818-4555
  • Westward Pharma Corp
    866-931-0704
  • Zylan Pharmaceuticals
    800-631-2174
  • Zyduis Pharmaceuticals Inc
    609-730-1900

2 100 mg tablet/capsule
* source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/index.cfmexternal icon

FDA Drug Shortage List Availability Manufacturers *
Erythromycin (0.5%) ophthalmic ointment
Yes+
(as of 3/5/2019)
  • Three manufacturers
  • Product availability based on manufacturer
  • See FDA drug shortage website for current availability
  • Akron Pharmaceuticals
    800-932-5676
  • Bausch Health
    800-321-4576
  • Perriago Company PLC
    269-673-8451

* source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/index.cfmexternal icon
+ source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/default.cfmexternal icon

FDA Drug Shortage List Availability Manufacturers *
Gentamicin
No
  • Two main manufacturers: Pfizer and Fresenius Kabi US
  • No supply issues
  • Fresenius Kabi USA
    888-386-1300
  • Pfizer
    800-533-4535

* source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/index.cfmexternal icon

FDA Drug Shortage List Availability Manufacturers *
Lidocaine
Yes+
(as of 2/22/2012)
  • Several manufacturers
  • Product availability based on manufacturer
  • See FDA drug shortage website for current availability
  • American Regent/Luitpoid
    800-645-1706
  • Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, Inc/IMS
    800-423-4136
  • AuroMedica Parma LLC
    888-238-1880
  • Fresenius Kabi USA
    888-386-1300
  • Hikma Pharma
    800-631-2174
  • Hospira Inc
    844-646-4398
  • Spectra Medical Devices Inc
    978-657-0889 x5231

* source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/index.cfmexternal icon
+ source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/default.cfmexternal icon

FDA Drug Shortage List Availability Manufacturers *
Metronidazole3
No
  • Several manufacturers
  • No supply issues
  • A-S Medication Solutions
    877-863-3228
  • Alembic Pharmaceutical Inc
    908-393-9604
  • American Health Packaging
    800-707-4621
  • AMCI Pharmaceutical LLC
    631.396.0129
  • Aurobindo Pharmaceuticals LTD
    732-839-9400
  • AvPAK
    855-361-3993
  • Blue Point Laboratories
    800-707-4621
  • Bryant Ranch Prepack
    877-885-0882
  • Cadila Pharmaceuticals LTD
    202-355-9784
  • Cambridge Therapeutics Technologies, LLC
    844-810-0004
  • Cardinal Health
    800-926-3161
  • Cosette Pharmaceuticals
    800-922-1038
  • Denta Pharma Inc
    dentapharma.com
  • Direct Rx
    855-362-3397
  • Golden State Medical Supply
    800-284-¬8633
  • Heritage Pharmaceutical Inc
    678-782-5702
  • Lake Erie Medical &Surgical Supply DBA Quality Care Products LLC*
  • Major Pharmaceutical
    800-616-2471
  • Medsource Pharmaceuticals
    888-612-1965
  • NuCare Pharmaceutical Inc
    888-482-9545
  • ORIT Lab LLC
    973-226-3700
  • PD-Rx Pharmaceutical Inc
    800-299-7379
  • PharmPak, Inc
    800-541-6315
  • Preferred Pharmaceutical Inc
    714-777-3729
  • Proficient Rx LP
    800-787-7824
  • RedPharm Drug Inc
    952- 653-2525
  • Remedy RePack
    866.845.3791
  • Rising Pharmaceutical Inc
    201-961-9000
  • St. Mary Medical Park
    520-297-3800
  • Strides Pharma Science LTD
    609-773-5000
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals US Inc
    800-545-8800
  • UniChem Pharmaceutical Inc
    866-931-0704
  • Viona Pharmaceutical Inc
    888-304-5022

3 500mg tablet
* source: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/ndc/index.cfmexternal icon