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FDA authorizes foreign importation of Bicillin® L-A (penicillin G benzathine)

January 16, 2024 - Pfizer’s Bicillin L-A (penicillin G benzathine) injection has been a shortage since April 2023 due to increased demand. To bolster supply, the FDA is coordinating with Laboratories Delbert in conjunction with Provepharm and Direct Success to temporarily import their penicillin G benzathine product, Extencilline (benzathine benzylpenicillin), into the U.S. This product is not a FDA-approved product but is being given special authorization due to the shortage.

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