Fresenius Kabi has received a Drug Shortage Assistance Award from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA recognized the role Fresenius Kabi played in helping mitigate a shortage of IV saline, specifically Sodium Chloride Injection USP, 0.9% in bags. The shortage was caused last year by supply disruptions at manufacturers affected by Hurricane Maria.  The hurricane devastated Puerto Rico, where many companies produce medicines for U.S. hospitals.