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Drug shortage update: Vasopressin 20 units/mL injectable

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The issue: Vasopressin 20 units/mL X 1 mL and 5 mL vials are in critically short supply from the only manufacturer due to a shortage of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API).

NH stock status: NH has approximately 4 to 6 weeks of remaining supply; however, due to the API shortage, new inventory is not expected for release until December. Note: NH will be sequestering some inventory for organ donor management.

Anticipated availability: December 2020.

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