Shortages catalogue

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) Status First published Last updated
PDF iconCinryze (C1 inhibitor, human) Ongoing 06/08/2018  
PDF iconDepoCyte (cytarabine) supply shortage Ongoing 19/01/2017 23/06/2017
PDF iconMaci (matrix applied characterised autologous cultured chondrocytes) implant supply shortage Ongoing 04/07/2014  
PDF iconNulojix (belatacept) Ongoing 17/03/2017 13/03/2018
PDF iconOrgalutran (ganirelix) supply shortage Ongoing 16/02/2017  
PDF iconTygacil (tigecycline) supply shortage Ongoing 22/05/2015  

Resolved shortages

Document(s) Status First published Last updated
PDF iconArixtra (fondaparinux sodium) Resolved 07/07/2017 21/03/2018
PDF iconBuccolam (midazolam) supply shortage Resolved 25/04/2014 30/03/2015
PDF iconCerezyme (imiglucerase) supply shortage Resolved 04/11/2018 01/10/2018
PDF iconCinryze (C1 inhibitor, human) Resolved 29/06/2017 06/11/2017
PDF iconEnbrel (etanercept) supply shortage Resolved 19/02/2014 07/05/2014
PDF iconFabrazyme (agalsidase beta) supply shortage Resolved 04/11/2013 07/06/2016
PDF iconIncrelex (macasermin) shortage resolution Resolved 20/12/2013  
PDF iconInductos (dibotermin alfa) shortage resolution Resolved 15/08/2017  
PDF iconInsuman Basal and Comb 25 (insulin human) supply shortage Resolved 01/12/2015 18/11/2016
PDF iconInsuman Rapid, Basal and Comb (insulin human) supply shortage Resolved 31/03/2015 25/09/2015
PDF iconTaxotere (docetaxel) Resolved 19/09/2016  
PDF iconTrisenox (arsenic trioxide) Resolved 31/07/2017 06/09/2018
PDF iconXofigo (radium-223 dichloride) supply shortage Resolved 17/10/2014 30/04/2015


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