Archive for August, 2016

DRUG SHORTAGE – Maxipime (cefepime)

Contract Pharmacy Services is advising customers that we continue to experience a significant shortage of Maxipime (cefepime).  At this time, all wholesalers are out of stock and CPS has a very limited supply.  There is no information available regarding when this shortage may be resolved.  We ask that you consider ordering an alternative product. Cefepime 1 gm and 2 gm vials and Add-vantage are on back order. Cefepime is a 4th generation Cephalosporin. Alternatives to treat healthcare-associated pneumonia include Meropenem OR doripenem PLUS[...]
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RECALL – Liquid Products Produced by PharmaTech, LLC

PharmaTech, LLC is voluntarily recalling all liquid products manufactured from October 20, 2015 through July 15, 2016 as a precautionary measure due to a potential risk of product contamination with Burkholderia cepacia.  PharmaTech produces products that are provided by multiple companies including Bayshore, Centurion, Rugby, Major, Metron and Virtus. CPS has purchased the following products that may be affected by this recall: Rugby – Senexion Liquid 237 ml Rugby – Calcionate (Calcium Glubionate) Syrup 473 mL Rugby – Cerovite Liquid 236 mL Rugby – Vitamin[...]
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Glipizide XL 2.5 mg Tablet UNAVAILABLE

Glipizide XL 2.5 mg Tablet Contract Pharmacy Services has depleted all stock of Glipizide XL 2.5 mg Tablets.   All 4 manufactures are out of stock with no expected resolution date.  CPS does have available supply of all other strengths of Glipizide XL (5 mg and 10 mg) and Glipizide immediate release (5 mg and 10 mg).  The immediate release Glipizide is scored and can be cut if necessary. Please contact Kimberly Griego, PharmD at or 267-487-9033 with any questions.  
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