drug shortage

Purchasing shortage items from the "Gray market"

Sarah Nordberg's picture


Hello all,

I am wondering if anyone uses the gray market to purchase items on shortage. I know previously these markets were not regulated, but now that they will need to be regulated by the FDA, are more using them? I guess a bigger question is how can you be sure that they are following those regulations? Just for safety, integrity of the medications you are purchasing. Thanks!

Drug Shortage: Hypromellose 2.5% Ophthalmic Solution

Feny Rasania's picture


Hello Everyone,

ASHP released a drug shortage notice for Hypromellose 2.5% Ophthalmic Solution and did not list any available products or alternatives. What is a therapeutic equivalent for Hypromellose?

I understand that other products like Refresh (Carboxymethyl cellulose) have a lower water retention rate.

Feny R.

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