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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GAO emphasizes addressing the backlog, pre-announced inspections, and alternative approaches.
Low-resource nations have borne the brunt of shaky oxygen supply chains, even before COVID.
Experts in health-system pharmacy say the potential for major disruptions will increase.
Demand surges in pharmacy and hospital prescriptions reflect early changes in COVID treatment.
The report looks at medical supply chains, manufacturer transparency, financial aid, and more.
Also, an expert warns about hospital oxygen shortages and Novavax reports good phase 3 vaccine data.
Despite more supply chain initiatives, they are heavily focused in certain markets.
COVID-19 patients diagnosed as having schizophrenia spectrum disorder—but not those with mood or anxiety disorders—were linked to an increased risk of death, according to an observational cohort study published today in JAMA Psychiatry.
The report aims to strengthen COVID-19 response now as well as prepare for future pandemics.
Registries and flexible regulations are the most common practices to address national shortages.