From DCAT Value Chain Insights (VCI)
In addition to these sources of normal saline, US-based manufacturers–Baxter Healthcare Corp. B.Braun Medical Inc., and Hospira Inc, are currently producing and releasing normal saline. Baxter’s saline product from Spain will be distributed temporarily in addition to Baxter’s FDA-approved version that is currently manufactured and distributed in the United States. FDA inspected Baxter’s Spain facility where its normal saline product is made to ensure the facility meets FDA standards.
"While the shipments described above will help reduce current disruptions, they will not resolve the current shortage of 0.9% sodium chloride injection," said FDA in a statement. "Preventing drug shortages is a top priority for the FDA, and we are doing everything within our authority to improve access and alleviate this shortage."
FDA had provided Fresenius Kabi to provide saline product from its manufacturing facility in Norway in late March to address the shortage.
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