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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An analysis determines that the approach would be more cost-effective in the US than in China or India.
Report says the supply chain needs more assessment, and mitigation steps must be fully developed.
Point-of-care testing for C-reactive protein (CRP) in nursing home residents with suspected lower respiratory tract infections resulted in a large reduction in antibiotic prescribing at initial consultation, according to the results of a cluster-randomized trial published this week in BMJ.
The state has stepped into oxygen negotiations, created resource depots, and taken other actions.
After recall of the Pfizer drug, Apotex and Par Pharmaceutical are tapped to increase supply.
Supply chains were affected by both nationalism and international interdependence.
Cases continue to rise, led by the Western Pacific and Americas regions.
Experts say drug compounding is a stopgap measure, not a solution.
The agency prevented 199 drug shortages in 2020, its annual report says.
GAO's latest report looks at the VA's three main supply chain, COVID-related adaptations.