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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Separate reports detail shortages of rheumatoid disease treatments and of drugs in France.
New reports depict a resilient industry with more potential during COVID-19.
Any flu vaccine delays have been largely due to the rate of delivery, not the supply.
Experts call for a move from a "fail and fix" approach to a "predict and prevent" paradigm.
In 2000, Europe imported 31% of drug materials from Asia; the number has now grown to 63%.
COVID-19 cases are rising by 1 million a week, exceeding oxygen supplies in a market in which most concentrators are produced by a few companies.
New data show that 600 frontline US health workers have died from COVID-19.
Companies need to get study labor laws, take steps to ensure employee health, analyze supply chains, and more.
The US depends heavily on drugs made in other countries, especially India and China.
Fully 56% of hospitals reported changing patient care or delaying therapy because of drug shortages.