The drug manufacturer said that demand for 100-milligram doses has been higher than anticipated.
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There is no cheap alternative to liquid albuterol, which is used in nebulizers to treat children too young to use an inhaler.
Chinese export of active pharmaceutical ingredients has been complicated by pandemic-related supply-chain chaos and, more recently, the lifting of the country's zero-COVID policy.
The lawmakers say that while the shortages have eased, supplies haven't been completely replenished.
Alternatives to Bacillus Calmette-Guerin are tied to many negative consequences, including adverse effects and premature organ loss.
Experts fear the incident could hamper the US-China medical supply chain, including upending FDA regulatory inspections.
The shortage is leading to delays in the testing of deer samples submitted by hunters.
More than 20,000 approved prescription drugs and 13,000 facilities are registered to make active pharmaceutical ingredients or finished-dose products.
While poor-quality and contaminated drugs endanger consumers in many countries, including the US, they can be catastrophic in those not equipped to conduct inspections.
Some widely used antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, which is often used to treat ear and chest infections in children, have been in shortage in Europe since October.
The EU looks to amend laws to require increasing stocks of essential medicines and offering more timely notifications of shortages.