Fluorouracil Injection, BP (5-fluorouracil) 5 g / 100 mL
March 7, 2017
Risk of Breach in Sterility and/or Exposure due to Vial Breakage or Leakage,
In light of the current reported shortage of this drug, and as an interim measure, Health Canada facilitated the release of 3608 vials of FLUOROURACIL on March 6, 2017. The vials had previously been quarantined by the company due to the risk associated with the possibility of cracked or leaking vials, as described in this October 2016 risk communication. Health Canada will continue to monitor the situation.