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MDH Notice to Health Care Providers: Penicillin Shortage

Friday, January 6, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Several forms of penicillin are currently in short supply in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). MDH was recently notified by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) about difficulties in obtaining benzathine penicillin G (Bicillin-LA) and penicillin G procaine. Pfizer, the sole manufacturer in the United States, continues to experience a manufacturing delay of these products. CDC is working with FDA’s Drug Shortage Staff and Pfizer to address this situation. Additional information on the availability of these drugs can be found at www.cdc.gov and the FDA’s Drug Shortage Website. In addition, MPhA members can download a two-page notice about the shortage.

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