Dear Physicians and Staff,

Update on shortages:

 

Other shortages include:  mannitol injection vials and ketorolac injection; we have identified alternatives

The FDA recently warned the public about a counterfeit version of Bevacizumab (Avastin) 400mg/16mL, which may have been purchased and used by some medical practices in the U.S.  There is no record of the counterfeit product ever entering the Inventory & Pharmacy Supply Chain used by HCHD. Our wholesaler only buys direct from the manufacturer. They are licensed with each manufacturer and have the ability to track medication’s pedigree.

Please share with your staff.  We will keep you updated.

Thank you,
Andrea Henry, PharmD, MBA
Pharmacoeconomics/Formulary Manager
Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacoeconomics & Formulary Management
Harris County Hospital District 1504 Taub Loop, Houston, Texas 77030
Adjunct Professor-College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Texas Southern University
Phone: (713) 873-8700  Fax: (713) 873-3711

Medical Staff Services
713-873-2309 |  Fax:  713-873-2329
1504 Taub Loop, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX 77030

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Please refer to these informational memos:

Methotrexate Injection

Phytonadione

Furosemide Bumetadine

Oxytocin

Antiemetic

Backorder Shortage Report