Shortages catalogue

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The shortages catalogue contains information on medicine shortages that affect or are likely to affect more than one European Union (EU) Member State, where the European Medicines Agency has assessed the shortage and provided recommendations to patients and healthcare professionals across the EU.

It does not give a complete overview of all medicine shortages occurring in the EU, as most shortages are dealt with at a national level.

For each shortage listed below, additional information about the situation in a specific country may be available from the national competent authority.

There may be medicines in short supply that are not listed here. If you cannot find information on a medicine in short supply or you would like further information, please visit the website of your national competent authority.

If you are having difficulty obtaining a medicine that has been prescribed to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.  

Current shortages

Document(s)StatusFirst publishedLast updated
Cerezyme (imiglucerase) supply shortageOngoing04/11/2013 
Fabrazyme (agalsidase beta) supply shortageOngoing04/11/201329/10/2014
Inductos (dibotermin alfa)Ongoing16/09/2015 
Insuman Basal and Comb 25 (insulin human)Ongoing01/12/2015 
Maci (matrix applied characterised autologous cultured chondrocytes) implant supply shortageOngoing04/07/2014 
Taxotere (docetaxel)Ongoing19/05/2016 
Tygacil (tigecycline) supply shortageOngoing22/05/2015 

Resolved shortages

Document(s)StatusFirst publishedLast updated
Buccolam (midazolam) supply shortageResolved 25/04/2014 09/04/2015
Enbrel (etanercept) supply shortage Resolved 19/02/2014 07/05/2014
Increlex (macasermin) shortage resolutionResolved 20/12/2013 
Insuman Rapid, Basal and Comb (insulin human) supply shortageResolved31/03/201525/09/2015
Xofigo (radium-223 dichloride) supply shortageResolved17/10/201430/04/2015