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Status of Generic Albuterol Products Returns to Non-preferred on August 28, 2020

Last updated on 8/11/2020

In response to reported drug shortages for albuterol products in the Bronchodilators, Short-Acting Beta Agonist Inhalers drug class, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) temporarily removed the non-preferred status from the generic formulations on March 20, 2020. HHSC will reverse this change in status because it determined sufficient availability in the market.

HHSC made this determination after verifying the current availability of the preferred products ProAir and Proventil as well as generic albuterol products through multiple sources such as American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), manufacturers, wholesalers, and pharmacies in various regions around Texas.

The Preferred Drug List options are as follows:

National Drug Code and Drug Name
00085113204 - PROVENTIL HFA 90 MCG INHALER
593110057922 - PROAIR HFA 90 MCG INHALER

The list of drugs with restored non-preferred status is available on the Vendor Drug Program website.

Contact vdp-formulary@hhsc.state.tx.us with comments or any questions.