Ritedose Launches Critical Single-Dose Syringe Product Amid National Drug Shortage: Lidocaine Hydrochloride 1% 100 mg/10 mL

COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 17, 2022) – Ritedose, a 503B outsourcing facility located in South Carolina, just launched a new unit dose syringe product, Lidocaine Hydrochloride 1% 100 mg/10 mL. It is a ready-to-use drug shortage solution for hospital pharmacies across the country. Ritedose is a division of The Ritedose Corporation, a 27-year-leader in cGMP drug manufacturing for major pharmaceutical companies and research development programs.

Joining a growing portfolio of 503B single-dose syringe products, Lidocaine Hydrochloride 1% 100 mg/10 mL is preservative free, can be stored at room temperature and is labeled to meet medication safety standards. Sourcing compounded products from a cGMP supplier negates the need for in-hospital compounding and helps decrease the possibility of sub or supra therapeutic doses for patients.

This product hits the market as the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports a national shortage for Lidocaine Hydrochloride injections. “We’re pleased to make such a critical supply of Lidocaine Hydrochloride available for our hospital partners,” said Ritedose President and CEO Jody Chastain. “Decades of successful cGMP production, extensive development resources and significant, existing manufacturing capacity mean we’re able to swiftly deliver quality medication when the country needs it, so hospitals can avoid disruptions in patient care.”

Founded in 1995 in Columbia, South Carolina, The Ritedose Corporation is an industry leader in the aseptic manufacturing and liquid packaging of drug products, and utilizes proven Blow-Fill-Seal (BFS) equipment and processes to ensure efficient, consistent and safe dosage delivery. The company’s 27-year track record includes delivery of more than 8 billion doses since 2012 without interruption, and its current capacity is 2 billion units annually.

To learn more about all Ritedose products view the product catalog or email us at sales503B@ritedose.com with order information.

Pioneers in aseptic production of sterile, single-dose medication