The firms analyzed were Cipla, Hikma, Sun Pharma, Teva, and Viatris.
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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The Medicine Supply Map uses more than 40 datasets to predict drug shortages and pinpoint what drives them.
Medical supply chain disruptions "have the potential to seriously compromise patient care."
Oxygen supplies are needed for the nation's 1,700 hospitalized COVID-19 patients and other critically ill patients.
Fully 40% of patients who rely on prescription drugs suspect that supply chain disruptions will put them at risk.
Of respondents, 95% say the pandemic revealed drug supply chain vulnerabilities.
Patients may not know about the drugs or don't want them.
COVID has compounded how the lack of country-of-origin data can affect drug safety, affordability, availability, and national security.
After battling foreign fluctuations, Nexus Pharmaceuticals bucks convention and builds local.
Also, a syringe shortage looms, and African nations lag woefully in COVID-19 vaccine uptake.
The agency will not act as a stand-alone regulatory body, but as a coordinator.