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?
- Hospitals were already experiencing shortages of key injectable drugs prior to COVID-19.
- Unprecedented demand due to large numbers of critically ill patients with COVID-19 is worsening shortages, especially analgesics, sedatives, and paralytics.
- The rate of new shortages is slowing, however ongoing and active shortages are not resolving.