CHA News Article

Nationwide Shortage of INH Reported

The County of Sacramento has issued an alert about a nationwide shortage of isoniazid (INH) — one of the most important drugs in treating tuberculosis (TB) and latent TB infection (LTBI). According to the alert, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and supplier sources anticipate that INH will be more accessible by the end of January. However, there could be more delays in INH manufacturing, possibly impacting the supply needed to treat patients diagnosed with TB and LTBI over the next several months. For more information, see attached health alert.