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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
UNITED STATES: Doxycycline Supply Remains Sparse, FDA Warns
Madelyn Kearns
February 6, 2013
PhysBizTech (02.05.13)

Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) official announcement on January 18 of a doxycycline shortage, quantities of the drug remain in short supply. The decreased availability is due in part to both manufacturing delays and use of the drug as a primary treatment for many sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, nongonococcal urethritis, epididymitis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. CDC has provided a series of alternative treatment options for physicians to consider for their patients at FDA has listed additional information on manufacturer status regarding the antibiotic, contact information, and other commentary at