Drug Shortages

How COVID-19 is Affecting Drug Shortages

April 27, 2020

COVID-19 is having widespread effects on the healthcare industry. From overburdening healthcare facilities to causing hospitals to run out of critical supplies, the novel coronavirus is putting a heavy strain on healthcare providers, doctors, and drug manufacturers across the world. Due to the highly volatile nature of the issue, it’s no surprise that COVID-19 is …

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 …