Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Drug shortages continue, despite preventive legislation FDA oversight helps stop new shortfalls, but fails to solve 300 ongoing problems May 14, 2013 | By Ilene MacDonald Read more: Drug shortages continue, despite preventive legislation - FierceHealthcare

Drug shortages continue to plague hospitals across the nation despite legislation last year that attempted to make it easier for the Food and Drug Administration to prevent the shortages, reports MedPage Today.
Hospitals still face 300 ongoing drug shortages, essentially the same number of shortages it experienced at this time last year, according to the University of Utah Drug Information Services, which MedPage cites in the article.
The good news is new drug shortages are slightly down, which researchers attribute to the FDA's ability to prevent more of these shortages. This year the Drug Information Service recorded 54 new shortages, compared to 204 new ones last year and 267 in 2011.

Read more: Drug shortages continue, despite preventive legislation - FierceHealthcare http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/drug-shortages-continue-despite-legislation-prevent-them/2013-05-14#ixzz2TJ6tpOwV
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