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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Some European firms are closing or scaling back operations, fueling fears of shortages of essential drugs.
"There is concern antibiotic shortages could lead to antimicrobial resistance, as physicians may have to resort to less optimal agents."
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.
Only 27% of 108 poor countries register all the insulins classified as essential meds by the WHO.
Nations around the world have seen a spate of shortages of drugs to treat conditions such as HIV and diabetes.
EMS workers are scrambling to adapt treatment protocols and conduct training on their use.
As the pandemic worsened the opioid crisis, some states saw steeper methadone distribution declines than others, though it's not clear why.
"It is clear that the US was not prepared for an outbreak of a virus such as monkeypox."
Shortages peaked in April 2020, at 2,345, up from 901 shortages 5 years earlier.
Report characterizes risks in the 100-day supply chains of 143 essential prescription drugs.