There are countless products and “remedies” that are no longer commercially available but that physicians and patients report are very useful in treating a specific problem.
The most common reasons are:
- backordered due to a manufacturing problem
- discontinued due to decreased usage or declining manufacturer profits, which may be related to the introduction of a newer drug
- withdrawn from the market due to health risks(*we do not compound medications that were discontinued due to safety concerns*)
For the complete list of Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations reported to FDA go to: