Friday, June 25, 2010
IV bactrim is gone
Hospitals across the country are facing a shortage of IV trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (bactrim). This is a severe shortage with hospitals reporting that they have completely exhausted all supplies. It is manufactured by a single company, Teva Pharmaceuticals, which is currently not able to project a date when it will be available. Moreover, the company has no supply to release for emergency use. Click here to view a nice table on therapeutic alternatives created by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.