FDA Issues & Information
FDA has a Web Page Dedicated to Drug Shortages
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes the public health consequences that can result from drug shortages and takes tremendous efforts within its legal authority to address and prevent drug shortages. Attached is an article geared towards healthcare professionals you may wish to include in your electronic or print publication(s) to help increase awareness of FDA's role in drug shortages and why they occur.
FDA has a web page dedicated to drug shortages and is available at http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/default.htm. The web page includes the following information:
- Current drug shortages
- Resolved drug shortages
- How to report a drug shortage
- Drugs to be discontinued
- Frequently asked questions about drug shortages
We appreciate your help in disseminating this information to your members.