June 16, 2017
Iron Infusions: Venofer Shortage Update
Hey everyone. I have been getting a lot of questions from customers asking about the current Venofer shortage and how this might affect their iron infusions. At the moment, hospitals nation-wide are pretty much out of stock when it comes to IV iron and most hospital referrals for iron infusions are on hold. Unfortunately there is only one company that produces Venofer in Canada and they had a quality failure with their last batch earlier in the Spring. Initially it was thought that shipments would resume in late May but now the latest is that they will be shipping in early July.
While we aren’t able to order any new Venofer, we do still have some in reserve to assist patients with any urgent iron infusion needs.