GPOs are industry leaders in addressing drug shortages. Below are helpful resources to learn more about drug shortages and stay up-to-date on drug shortage developments:
Drug Shortages Infographic – The FDA has put together an infographic to help inform people on drug shortages and how the FDA is working to prevent and responding to drug shortages.
FDA Drug Shortage Clearinghouse – Central location for all information pertaining to drug shortages from the FDA; including, general information about drug shortages and what the FDA is doing to mitigate them.
FDA Current Drug Shortage Index – The Drug Shortage Index is compiled from information provided to the FDA by manufacturers.
FDA Drug Shortage FAQ – Answers to the most frequently asked questions received by the Center for Drugs and Evaluation and Research (CDER) Drug Shortage Staff
FDA Drug Shortage App – The FDA developed an app that makes access to drug shortage information easier. The app allows users to identify drug shortages, both current and resolved, as well as information about discontinuations of drugs.
Drug Shortages: FDA’s Ability to Respond Should be Strengthened – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) 2015 Report on Drug Shortages
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resource Center – This resource center on drug shortages is offered by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in an effort to keep their members up to date on drug shortage information.
University of Utah Health Care Drug Shortage Resource Center – This resource center on drug shortages is offered by the University of Utah in an effort to keep their community up to date on drug shortage information.
McKesson Drug Shortages Resource Center – This resource center on drug shortages is offered by McKesson in an effort to keep its customers and the public informed on drug shortage information.
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Current Shortages – This list kept by AHSP is offered to help keep the public informed of the most current drug shortages.
Parenteral Drug Association Drug Shortage Resource Center – Parenteral Drug Association offers this resource center to connect regulators, developers, end users and patients and provide up to date drug shortage information.
For more information on GPO efforts to help combat critical prescription drug shortages, please visit www.drugshortage.org
For information on what others are saying about the causes of drug shortages, click here.
For more information on Physicians Against Drug Shortages or its Executive Director Phil Zweig, click here.