Last Update: June 15 2021, 9:40 am EDT
Updates on Potential ChloraPrep Shortage
May 27, 2021
BD is committed to being transparent with its customers about potential supply chain disruptions. As part of that commitment, we are updating customers on a potential disruption to BD ChloraPrep™, based on legal proceedings in New Mexico involving a third-party sterilizer.
On May 26th, the Las Cruces District Court heard arguments regarding a potential preliminary injunction that could significantly limit or close a third-party sterilization facility. The judge expects to reconvene the proceeding in approximately one month at which time a ruling may be issued.
BD continues to prepare for a potential supply chain disruption, including putting BD ChloraPrep™ on allocation and identifying alternate sterilizers. However, there is not enough global sterilization capacity to offset all the lost capacity if the facility were to close, and a disruption would be unavoidable.
We recognize how important the BD ChloraPrep™ family of products is to healthcare providers across the United States. BD submitted an affidavit to the court describing the important role of BD ChloraPrep™ in the U.S. healthcare system, and the possible consequences for public health if the facility were to close for more than a few days. We have communicated the potential shortage and impact to the FDA.
May 25, 2021