Western Regional Blog – BC, YK, AB, NWT and Nunavut
Johnson & Johnson has announced that it is likely the Doxil shortage will continue through the end of 2014. They announced that their main supplier of Doxil has decided to close their plant and discontinue production of Doxil. Due to FDA approval process, Johnson & Johnson will be unable to have a new supplier it seems before the end of 2014. (http://www.ovariancancer.org/2013/10/17/doxil-shortage-update/ )
More info: http://www.doxilsupply.com/index.html
As a follow-up to my September 25th update, today we began to notify healthcare professionals of distributor-level supply outages of DOXIL in the U.S. This is due to an issue at our third-party manufacturer, Ben Venue Laboratories, Inc., which is disappointing given our commitment to patients and their physicians to ensure sufficient supplies of DOXIL.