Drug Shortages

Drug Shortages

The FDA has announced additional steps to mitigate the current EpiPen (epinephrine) auto-injector shortage.

A recent survey found that a majority of emergency workers have experienced shortages or absences of critical medicines.

Due to manufacturing delays, the FDA has added Mylan's EpiPen to its list of drugs in shortage. 

Cancer drug shortage are forcing providers to use substitute medications in some cases. Which of the following factors do cancer patients want to know about when their standard therapies are being replaced?

The shortage of injectable opioids is reaching critical levels in hospitals nationwide and leaving health system pharmacists scrambling to find alternative treatment options for patients.

In an effort to ease the current shortage of IV saline bags following Hurricane Maria, it was announced that large saline bags will now be imported from Mexico.

The FDA recently said it expects a shortage of intravenous saline fluids for hospitals due to damage to key manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico to improve over the coming weeks and months.

Citing an ongoing shortage of injectable drugs used in critical care, the FDA said that a number of drugs could be used beyond the expiration date on their labels.

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Pharmacists dealing with a shortage of a specific intravenous PPI implemented changes that have saved thousands of dollars, according to a recent study.

Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, explains challenges pharmacists face in securing doses of critical medicine when supply can’t keep pace with demand.