The Food and Drug Administration today launched a mobile application for accessing information on current drug shortages and discontinuations. The app allows users to search or browse by a drug’s generic name or active ingredient, and report a suspected drug shortage or supply issue to the agency. The Drug Shortages app can be downloaded free through Apple iTunes and the Google Play store. “The FDA understands that health care professionals and pharmacists need real-time information about drug shortages to make treatment decisions,” said Valerie Jensen, associate director of drug shortage staff in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “The new mobile app is an innovative tool that will offer easier and faster access to important drug shortage information.”