Drug Supply Chains

Recent News

Jun 09, 2021
Cargo containers being loaded onto ship

White House addresses pharma supply chain gaps

The review recommends investment in innovative manufacturing and greater FDA authority.

Jun 01, 2021
Table full of pharmaceuticals

COVID-19 raised global drug spending by $88 billion, report says

IQVIA's 5-year forecast estimates the pandemic's effects on the global pharmaceutical market.

May 21, 2021
Medical product assembly line

Senate hearing spotlights COVID-related drug, PPE supply chain issues

Experts outline pre-COVID-19 problems and spell out key steps to take.

May 06, 2021
Tocilizumab in syringe

Analysis spotlights shortage of a COVID-19 drug in Canada

Researchers estimate Canada's potential demand for tocilizumab, a potential COVID-19 drug.

May 05, 2021
Child gets vaccine in Africa

Global groups draw up plan to boost routine immunizations amid COVID-19

Vaccines are just one of many COVID-disrupted services, a recent survey notes.

Apr 16, 2021
Luvox (fluvoxamine) packages and pills

OCD drug spotlighted as potential COVID-19 treatment

Should studies show COVID-19 effectiveness, fluvoxamine's supply chain looks resilient, an expert says.

Apr 07, 2021
Daily allotment of prescription drugs

Some patients halted drugs for chronic conditions during pandemic

In spite of an increase in days of supply, data still show discontinuation of some drugs.

Apr 02, 2021
Person's right eye

Eye disease drug to resupply after COVID-related disruption

Operation Warp Speed halted Tepezza manufacturing, but supplies of the drug will return this month.

Mar 05, 2021
Empty glass bottles on production line

Officials to explore COVID vaccine supply gaps, boosting production

The WHO and its partners will assess shortages of raw materials like plastic, glass, stoppers, and vials.

Mar 05, 2021
Researcher using biosafety cabinet

GAO spotlights FDA's COVID-related drug inspection backlog

GAO emphasizes addressing the backlog, pre-announced inspections, and alternative approaches.

Online Resources

Recent Literature

Braga JU, Araaujo RS, de Souza AS. The shortage of benzathine penicillin and its impact on congenital syphilis incidence: an ecologic study in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Nov 17)

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