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Drug Shortages Statistics

National Drug Shortages: New Shortages by Year
January 2001 to December 31, 2022

New Shortages by Year from Jan 1, 2001 to Dec 31, 2022
Note:
Each column represents the number of new shortages identified during that year.

University of Utah Drug Information Service
Contact: [email protected], @foxerinr for more information.

 

National Drug Shortages: New Shortages by Year
January 2001 to December 31, 2022, % Injectable

New Shortages by Year  from Jan 2002 to Dec 2022
 Note: Each column represents the number of new shortages identified during that year.

University of Utah Drug Information Service
Contact: [email protected]@foxerinr for more information.

 

National Drug Shortages: Active Shortages by Quarter -- 5 Year Trend

Active Shortages by Quarter from Jan 1  2002 to Dec 31, 2022, % Injectable
 Note: Each point represents the number of active shortages at the end of each quarter.

University of Utah Drug Information Service
Contact: Erin[email protected]@foxerinr for more information.

 

National Drug Shortages: Active Shortages Top 5 Drug Classes

Active Shortages Top 5 Drug Classes 

University of Utah Drug Information Service
Contact: [email protected], @foxerinr for more information.

 

National Drug Shortages: Common Drug Classes in Short Supply -- 5 Year Trend

 Common Drug Classes in Short Supply - 5 Year Trend 

University of Utah Drug Information Service
Contact: [email protected], @foxerinr for more information.

 

National Drug Shortages
Reasons for Shortages as Reported by Manufacturers During UUDIS Investigation

Reasons for Shortages as Reported by Manufacturers During UUDIS Investigation    

University of Utah Drug Information Service
Contact: [email protected], @foxerinr for more information.

 

Summary

  • Shortages are not resolving and new shortages are increasing. Ongoing and active shortages are the highest since 2014.
  • Shortages of local anesthetics and basic hospital drugs, albuterol solution, common oral and ophthalmic products, and ADHD treatments are affecting large numbers of organizations and patients.
  • Workload required to manage shortages, including work to change pharmacy automation and electronic health records is difficult in the face of staffing shortages.

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Drug Shortages

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Current and resolved shortages, discontinued drugs and no commercially available preparations

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