National Drug Shortages: New Shortages by Year
January 2001 to December 31, 2020
National Drug Shortages: New Shortages by Year - Percent Injectable
January 2001 to December 31, 2020, % Injectable
National Drug Shortages: Active Shortages by Quarter
December 31, 2020
National Drug Shortages: Active Shortages Top 5 Drug Classes
National Drug Shortages: Common Drug Classes in Short Supply
New Shortages Reported: 2016–2020
National Drug Shortages
Reasons for Shortages as Determined by UUDIS During Investigation — 2020
What Do These Numbers Mean?
- During 2020, hospitals experienced significant shortages of analgesics, sedatives, and paralytics due to unprecedented demand created by large numbers of critically ill patients with COVID-19.
- Half of new shortages in 2020 were injectable products used in hospitals.
- While 2020 had the lowest number of new shortage since 2007, ongoing shortages are not resolving.