Drug shortages

Sep 12, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting Nov. 27 to receive stakeholder input on the underlying systemic causes of drug shortages and recommendations to mitigate them. Topics will include the impact of drug shortages on patients, health care providers and the supply chain;…
Sep 6, 2018
Several hospitals and health systems today officially established Civica Rx – a new not-for-profit generic drug company that will help patients by addressing shortages and high prices of lifesaving medications. Since the initiative, which was previously known as Project Rx, was announced in…
Aug 17, 2018
The Drug Enforcement Administration today issued its proposed 2019 aggregate production quotas for certain controlled substances, which the agency said would reduce manufacturing quotas for six frequently misused opioids by an average 10 percent. The proposed rule will be published in the Aug. 20…
Aug 14, 2018
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a public workshop Sept. 5-6 on “Medical Product Shortages during Disasters: Opportunities to Predict, Prevent and Respond.” The workshop will focus on information sharing, supply chain infrastructure and enhanced stakeholder…
Aug 3, 2018
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists this week published updated guidelines for managing drug shortages. Developed by a leading expert on drug shortages, the guidelines offer strategies to minimize the impact of drug shortages on patient care. In its latest annual report to…
Jul 16, 2018
AHA comments on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs.
Jul 12, 2018
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., today announced the formation of a drug shortages task force. “I’m charging the shortages task force to delve more deeply into the reasons why some shortages remain a persistent challenge,” Gottlieb said. “The charge to this new…
Jun 20, 2018
Shortages of intravenous saline and other fluids are beginning to improve, according to the Food and Drug Administration. “Baxter is now producing at significantly higher levels,” said Douglas Throckmorton, M.D., deputy director for regulatory programs at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and…
Jun 19, 2018
A bipartisan group of 31 senators last week urged Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., to convene the Drug Shortages Task Force created by the FDA Safety and Innovation Act of 2012, stakeholders and other relevant agencies to report on the root causes of drug shortages…
Jun 18, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration identified 39 new drug and biological product shortages in 2017, up from 26 in 2016, and 41 ongoing shortages from prior years, according to the agency’s latest annual report on the issue. “Although the number of new drug shortages has declined since 2011 as a…