IV Solution Shortage

IV bag

There has been a limited supply of IV fluid in the United States since 2014 due to decreased production and increased demand. Hurricane Maria had a major impact on drug manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico that further aggravated this shortage. As of this time, all IV solutions are on allocation, including IV bags. You can find additional information through the North Dakota Department of Health

Additional Resources

FDA IV Shortage Due to Hurricane

FDA's Drug Shortages Webpage on Saline

Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions Shortages, Suggestions for Management and Conservation

  1. Crystalynn Kuntz

    Emergency Preparedness Regional Coordinator

  2. Kalen Ost

    Emergency Preparedness Information Specialist

  3. Public Health

    Physical Address
    500 E. Front Ave.
    Bismarck, ND 58504


    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 5503
    Bismarck, ND 58504

    Phone: 701-355-1540
    Fax: 701-221-6883