Luitpold Animal Health, manufacturers of Adequan IM, Adequan IA and Adequan Canine, announced June 27 that the company expects to release Adequan products for sale in the first quarter of 2014—pending a successful U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspection. The company previously stated the products would be released again in July and August.
“Luitpold’s facility in New York has undergone significant renovations and upgrades to meet enhanced quality standards and address observations made by the [FDA],” stated the release. “The renovations required cessation of manufacturing and affected Luitpold’s ability to release the product. This has resulted in Adequan shortages in the marketplace. Luitpold has worked in recent months to optimally allocate inventory and manage the limited remaining supply, which has now been depleted. Luitpold remains committed to resuming its manufacture and release of Adequan® products.”
Adequan will post additional updates on its website, or concerned customers can call 1-800-458-0163.