Pfizer drug shortages update by FDA

17 June 2017
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The US Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday that it is aware of the ongoing shortage situation affecting several injectable drugs, manufactured by Hospira, a subsidiary of pharma giant Pfizer (NYSE: PFE).

These include sodium bicarbonate injection (vials and syringes), dextrose 50% injection (vials and syringes), as well as emergency syringes of other drugs, including epinephrine, calcium and atropine sulfate.

Pfizer has reported this shortage is caused by manufacturing, distribution and third party delays.

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