Update on Parenteral Nutrition Component Shortages

Recent hurricanes have significantly impacted the many pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico and several manufacturers of parenteral nutrition (PN) components have reported less than full capacity. The ASHP Drug Shortage List includes many PN components including, amino acids, electrolytes and minerals, multivitamins, and trace elements. Several options may be available to help with supply and most are outlined in the ASPEN Parenteral Nutrition Product Shortage Management Considerations documents.

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