The FDA issued a shortage update for leucovorin on July 21, 2011.
While leucovorin remains in shortage from all three US manufacturers, the FDA is temporarily allowing Teva Pharmaceuticals to import calcium folinate solution for injection from Europe. The imported solution is the same strength as powdered leucovorin calcium for injection once water is added to the US product.
In a Dear Healthcare Professional letter, Teva provides a chart comparing the two products and tells doctors and pharmacists that currently Teva is the only organization with regulatory discretion to import and distribute calcium folinate solution. Read the rest of this entry »