Drug shortage solutions elude stakeholders

Traynor, Kate
November 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 22, p2106
Academic Journal
The article reports that the FDA acknowledged 178 shortages of medically necessary drugs in 2010, and includes comments from Douglas Throckmorton, deputy director of FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). It mentions that 211 shortages so far in 2011 have been reported by the University of Utah Hospital and Clinics Drug Information Service. The article also discusses federal Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act, and the burden created by shortages on hospitals.


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