Drug Shortage

Shortage of indigo carmine for injection

Ben Webber contributed this model of indigo carmine to Wikimedia.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists reports a shortage of indigo carmine for injection. Akorn has discontinued this product, leaving only one US supplier. In modern times, this dye is important to your doctor when attempting to find the opening of the ureter into the urinary bladder. People having medical adventures with kidney stones are the most likely individuals harmed by this shortage. Is urine flowing from the kidney to the bladder? This drugs makes it easy to visualize the answer to that important question.

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