Health officials are releasing 77,000 more doses, with supply stretched by higher-than-expected demand for the new tool for protecting newborns.
The reasons for the shortages include an overreliance on offshore manufacturing, increased demand, and less manufacturing of generic drugs.
The country struggles with low DPT vaccination levels, especially in the outbreak area.
The countries had procured about 916,120 Paxlovid courses, compared with a minimum need for 9,135,953 courses.
A pediatric hospital system wasted 58,607 antibiotic doses, including drugs in limited US supply.
A roundup of infectious disease stories in the news.
Penicillin G is on CIDRAP's Resilient Drug Supply Project's list of 156 critical acute drugs.
Producers should reduce long-term inequities in access to medical liquid oxygen in low- and middle-income countries, experts say.
Three of five US makers report shortages, which result from increased demand and manufacturing delays.
The lawmakers say that while the shortages have eased, supplies haven't been completely replenished.
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.
The EU looks to amend laws to require increasing stocks of essential medicines and offering more timely notifications of shortages.
HHS is expanding access through stockpiles that had been reserved for use in a future flu pandemic.
CVS and Walgreens announce limits on the number of children's pain medications that customers can buy.
The demand comes in anticipation of a COVID-19 surge in China amid looser public health restrictions.
Amid COVID-19 surges, people are scrambling to stockpile over-the-counter pain and fever medications.
Americans with ADHD are struggling to find good alternatives to the stimulant Adderall.
During shortages of 5 antibiotics at a US children's hospital, prescribers adhered to restriction protocols 57% of the time.
An FDA official wants drug companies to start reporting spikes in demand in an effort to prevent or ease shortages.
Shortages of some drugs to treat kids' respiratory illnesses come amid surges of RSV and the flu and continuing COVID-19.
Amid a shortage of the antibiotic amoxicillin, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidance on alternatives to the oral powder formulation for suspension.
Among a group of vaccinated college athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 and underwent rapid antigen testing 7 days later, 27% were still positive—a proportion that climbed to 35% in symptomatic athletes and 40% in those infected with the Omicron BA.2 subvariant.
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.
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.