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Behind the Pharmacy Counter: Unpacking the Causes, Solutions, and Dangers of Drug Shortages

Behind the Pharmacy Counter: Unpacking the Causes, Solutions, and Dangers of Drug Shortages

Drug shortages present a life-threatening health risk, amplifying the inherent risks associated with prescription medications. Issues such as manufacturing problems, delays, and sudden discontinuation of drugs can result in patients receiving unsafe medications, delays in treatments or being left without crucial medication. This cascade of problems greatly affects the healthcare sector. The FDA actively manages these crises by collaborating with drug manufacturers, offering guidance and implementing shortage mitigation measures, particularly during public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic. Through maintaining a shortage tracking database for healthcare professionals and patients and employing tools like the Drug Shortages Mobile App and a manufacturer's portal to report issues, the FDA swiftly responds to potential shortages. Their comprehensive strategy helps manage drug shortage complexities and keeps patient safety paramount.

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