The failure to follow good manufacturing practices leads to product defects, contamination, and other problems that put patients at risk.
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 the dashboards for the most recent shortages, or at the complete PDF list, updated every week.
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Nations around the world have seen a spate of shortages of drugs to treat conditions such as HIV and diabetes.
EMS workers are scrambling to adapt treatment protocols and conduct training on their use.
As the pandemic worsened the opioid crisis, some states saw steeper methadone distribution declines than others, though it's not clear why.
"It is clear that the US was not prepared for an outbreak of a virus such as monkeypox."
Shortages peaked in April 2020, at 2,345, up from 901 shortages 5 years earlier.
Report characterizes risks in the 100-day supply chains of 143 essential prescription drugs.
A plant closing could affect 5 essential generic drugs for which Teva had an over 15% market share.
The alliance aims to boost transparency, communication, quality, redundancy, and production.
"When prescription drugs are not affordable or accessible for any reason, consumers can experience lost work days, disease...
The Medicine Supply Map uses more than 40 datasets to predict drug shortages and pinpoint what drives them.