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.
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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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.
Faced with azithromycin shortages, researchers found the clarithromycin substitute decreases endometritis.
Iran has more than 5 million diabetic residents, with over 600,000 needing daily insulin injections.
Strategies for a secure drug supply chain discussed at National Academies public workshop.
The report calls for increased transparency on vaccine and treatment development and meeting states' needs for scarce medical supplies.
The number of drug suppliers able to deliver at least 80% of their products on time dropped 16 percentage points.
Benzathine penicillin shortages were tied to more than double the risk of congenital syphilis.
Supply chain issues could hinder vaccine rollout, and EUA data must be transparent, the report says.