More than 20,000 approved prescription drugs and 13,000 facilities are registered to make active pharmaceutical ingredients or finished-dose products.
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 out the dashboards for the most recent shortages, or at the complete PDF list, updated every week.
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While poor-quality and contaminated drugs endanger consumers in many countries, including the US, they can be catastrophic in those not equipped to conduct inspections.
Some widely used antibiotics, such as amoxicillin, which is often used to treat ear and chest infections in children, have been in shortage in Europe since October.
The total volume of anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications at US hospitals fell 43% at the onset of the pandemic.
The guidance prioritizes the treatment of flu in high-risk patients amid shortages of the generic antiviral drug.
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.
The report reveals encouraging investments but also persistent COVID-19 vaccine inequity and a nearly vacant pipeline for products to treat or prevent emerging pathogens that have pandemic potential.