Drug shortages have made headlines recently mainly because of their impact on hospital practice, but they are also affecting primary care. ... In our story, Charlotte Huff talks to practicing physicians and other experts to discover the current state of
As a result, there's been 213 drug shortages so far this year, or two more than all of the previous year. ... Let us know how drug shortages have affected your practice, and what steps you take to handle it.
QD: News Every Day--Drug shortages lead to reuse of one-dose vials, staph outbreaks. ... Two outbreaks of Staphylococcus aureus in Delaware and Arizona occurred when drug shortages led medical staff to re-use single-dose vials for more than one patient,
A new report on the root causes of and potential solutions to recent drug shortages. ... At the request of Congress in 2018, the FDA formed a Drug Shortages Task Force of economists and scientists to study the problem.
QD: News Every Day--Two-thirds of internists affected by drug shortages. Two-thirds of physicians responded that drug shortages have impacted their ability to prescribe medications, an ACP Internist survey ... As reported in May, drug shortages,
There have been 213 drug shortages this year for drugs, some of which are cancer drugs or other lifesaving medications. ... for the FDA’s Drug Shortages Program to address the increased workload that will result from additional early notification of
Tetracycline, which was listed as unavailable as of March, joins an expanding list of drug shortages nationally. ... In 2011, a total of 195 drug shortages were prevented. Following last fall's executive order, 114 shortages were.
Purchasing agents and pharmacists at 549 hospitals responded to a survey on gray market activities associated with drug shortages. ... Most (80%) of these respondents said gray market purchases increased as drug shortages grew.
And medical IT staffers say they're not secure enough yet. ACP Internist's next poll asks doctors if they've been affected by the recent drug shortages seen for many
The FDA recently launched a mobile app to provide information about drug shortages. ... The app identifies current drug shortages, resolved shortages, and discontinuations of drug products.