Archives for December 2019

What’s Causing Drug Shortages?

December 2, 2019

For some time now, the root cause of drug shortages around the globe has been somewhat of a mystery. In fact, back in 2013, the reason for nearly half of all reported shortages was unknown. Fast forward to 2019 and we’ve gained some well-needed clarity. Just this past October, the FDA identified that the main …

How Big of a Problem are Drug Shortages?

Drug shortages are a rapidly increasing problem for the healthcare industry. Over 99% of health care organizations have been hurt by drug shortages in recent years, with 126 new shortages already recorded for 2019. These lead to delays in medical procedures, increased costs from expensive drug alternatives, and a higher chance for medication/dosing errors. While …