Update on Ongoing Nationwide Ketamine Shortage

July 11, 2023

Vial of Ketamine Hydrochloride with Update BannerA nationwide shortage of the anesthetic drug Ketamine, first announced by the U-M Controlled Substances (CS) Monitoring Program in February 2023, continues to impact the Michigan Medicine B2 Pharmacy.

To prioritize human patient care amid this ongoing shortage, the B2 Pharmacy has extended its Ketamine order restrictions for U-M researchers – including all animal users – through October 2023.

Study Teams needing to order Ketamine for animal use during this time are encouraged to reach out to the U-M’s approved vendor, MWI Animal Health, to purchase supplies. Instructions for setting up an account to order through MWI can be found on the Animal Care & Use Program website.

A complete list of U-M-approved vendors for other laboratory and research-related supplies is available on the U-M Procurement Services website.

Where to Get Help

  • For more information about this shortage, please contact the CS Monitors at cs-monitors@med.umich.edu.
  • Questions or concerns about seeking alternative medication options for the animals in your research program(s) should be directed to your ULAM Faculty Veterinarian.