Aug. 6, 2013 — Luitpold Animal Health, a division of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., manufacturers of Adequan IM, Adequn IA, and Adequan Canine, provide the following supply interruption update:
In 2012, Luitpold renovated and upgraded its Shirley, New York, manufacturing facility as part of its commitment to improving the quality of its operations. These renovations affected Luitpold’s ability to manufacture and release Adequan, resulting in the current shortages that exist in the marketplace.
Luitpold has been working closely with the Food and Drug Administration to assure that Adequan is made available as soon as possible. As a result of these efforts, we have been able to revise our target date for product availability from our original estimate of the first quarter 2014. We now anticipate release of Adequa® products to the market beginning in late August 2013.
Luitpold remains committed to resuming its manufacture and release of Adequan products. We understand how critically important the Adequan brands are to the health and well-being of the animals receiving treatment.
The company has established a dedicated webpage on www.adequan.com, where concerned parties can register to receive future communications and updates on this matter. You may also contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-458-0163.
Adequan IM and IA are the only polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) products approved by the FDA for the treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness in horses. Adequan Canine is the only polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) product approved by the FDA for the control of signs associated with non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of canine synovial joints.