North Little Rock-based Cantrell Drug files for bankruptcy

Posted: November 8, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Materials used to make a variety of pharmaceuticals are stored in the warehouse at Cantrell Drug Co. in Little Rock. Arkansas and out-of-state hospitals turn to the company to make drugs that are in short supply.

Cantrell Drug, which provides sterile injectable pharmaceuticals principally used in hospitals, filed for voluntary bankruptcy Tuesday, citing two inspections by the Federal Drug Administration in the past year that forced the 65-year-old privately held company to temporarily suspend product manufacturing and shipping.

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