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NHIA Guidance to address shortages of sterile water and sodium chloride 0.9% for injection for compounding sterile preparations

Sterile water for injection (SWFI) and sodium chloride 0.9% for injection (NS) for use in compounding sterile preparations in the United States are in limited supply.

This shortage can directly impact patient care, thus the association is working with manufacturers and suppliers to get more information about when these issues might be resolved and looking into possible regulatory avenues for addressing these shortages.

In the meantime, NHIA has developed product shortage recommendations to help clinicians manage patients during this time when diluents, and small and large volume parenteral solutions may not be readily available, including a table of reconstitution alternatives for infusion medications.

Download NHIA’s Guidance (pdf)

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