As a result of the supply interruptions, 6% of all programs reported negative patient outcomes.
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Health officials are releasing 77,000 more doses, with supply stretched by higher-than-expected demand for the new tool for protecting newborns.
The drug manufacturer said that demand for 100-milligram doses has been higher than anticipated.
The reasons for the shortages include an overreliance on offshore manufacturing, increased demand, and less manufacturing of generic drugs.
The country struggles with low DPT vaccination levels, especially in the outbreak area.
The countries had procured about 916,120 Paxlovid courses, compared with a minimum need for 9,135,953 courses.
The firms analyzed were Cipla, Hikma, Sun Pharma, Teva, and Viatris.
A pediatric hospital system wasted 58,607 antibiotic doses, including drugs in limited US supply.
The failure to follow good manufacturing practices leads to product defects, contamination, and other problems that put patients at risk.
Pfizer said it would continue to fill orders of products for which it has inventory at 100% of historical levels, although there may be local disruptions.
A roundup of infectious disease stories in the news.