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Providers ramp up preparation for drug shortages

Cleveland Clinic's pharmacists have standing weekly meetings with nurses, physicians, anesthesiologists, supply chain administrators and other staff to discuss how the system will address current and ... read more

Supply-Chain Communication and Drug Reallocation

Erin Fox, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP: Good point: It’s easier to target communication toward specific providers ... of a drug, there’s a delay before it gets on the FDA drug-shortage list, and then there’s a ... read more

Drug shortages pose a public health crisis in the US

Indeed, many health care providers indicate that they do not consistently receive information that could help them prepare for shortages. The FDA states that it works with manufacturers to resolve dru... read more

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3 Ways Your Hospital Can Contain Escalating Drug Prices and Shortages

The shortages are often ... literature—that is the role of the drug information specialists and the drug policy person—and we look at the evidence. We come up with recommendations, and then we work wi... read more

Health sector warned of 6-month medicine shortages in no-deal

The UK government has warned drug companies and the health service to prepare for up to six months of “significantly reduced ... Hancock also warned that the current guidance encouraging providers to ... read more

Shortages of critical prescription drugs hit Maine hard

The scarcity has led providers to ration care, delay treatments and send patients to other facilities, according to Hill. From 2006 to 2010, the number of drug shortages in the ... forward-thinking en... read more

FDA Officials, Key Stakeholders Convene to Discuss Root Causes of Drug Shortages

The ongoing drug shortage problem in this country has been a hot button issue as of late—and rightfully so. Because supply has not kept up with demand ... that they believe will allow healthcare provi... read more

There’s a national shortage of saline solution. Yeah, we’re talking salt water. Huh?

America actually has many drug shortages. The issue has been a growing concern for healthcare providers since 2006—the FDA’s ... it’s not so easy to ramp up production of salt water. Jensen, of the FD... read more

Health facilities on guard over drug shortages

In some cases, patients have died for want of the right drug. Providers at the University of Utah's hospitals and clinics have been able to prepare ... shortages and the consolidation or closure of ma... read more

Hospitals Prepare To Launch Their Own Drug Company To Fight High Prices And Shortages

Shortages ... for generic drug makers, said in a statement that it "welcomes into the generic drug manufacturing community any entity that shares our commitment to bring safe, effective and affordable ... read more

Many drugs in short supply at hospitals, pharmacies

The drugs are among hundreds that have been in short supply at the ... makes sure providers and patients are the first to know when a drug shortage is about to occur. That advance notice will give the... read more

Drug shortage crisis puts public health at risk

Pharmacy purchasers may need to obtain medications in different concentrations during a drug shortage. This can lead to dosing errors when providers are administering ... and measurement errors during ... read more

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