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Drug Shortage Reports Emphasize Continuing Problems

June 11, 2024


In early June 2024, FDA and the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) both published reports on drug shortages as of the end of 2023. The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at FDA published its 11th annual report to Congress on drug shortages on June 6, 2024, in which the agency stated it had worked with manufacturers to prevent 236 drug shortages in 2023 (1). According to FDA, drug shortages decreased from 251 in 2011 to 55 in 2023.

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