From 2021 to 2022, new drug shortages rose by nearly 30%, with the average shortage lasting 1.5 years.
List of drugs that "when medically needed in acute care must be available and used within hours or days of the need or the patient may suffer serious outcomes which may include disability or death." Check out the dashboards for the most recent shortages, or at the complete PDF list, updated every week.
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The demand comes in anticipation of a COVID-19 surge in China amid looser public health restrictions.
The guidance prioritizes the treatment of flu in high-risk patients amid shortages of the generic antiviral drug.
Amid COVID-19 surges, people are scrambling to stockpile over-the-counter pain and fever medications.
Americans with ADHD are struggling to find good alternatives to the stimulant Adderall.
During shortages of 5 antibiotics at a US children's hospital, prescribers adhered to restriction protocols 57% of the time.
An FDA official wants drug companies to start reporting spikes in demand in an effort to prevent or ease shortages.
Shortages of some drugs to treat kids' respiratory illnesses come amid surges of RSV and the flu and continuing COVID-19.
Amid a shortage of the antibiotic amoxicillin, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidance on alternatives to the oral powder formulation for suspension.
The report reveals encouraging investments but also persistent COVID-19 vaccine inequity and a nearly vacant pipeline for products to treat or prevent emerging pathogens that have pandemic potential.
Some European firms are closing or scaling back operations, fueling fears of shortages of essential drugs.