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Drug Shortages Statistics

National Drug Shortages: New Shortages by Year

January 2001 to June 30, 2021

   Annual New Shortages by Year 

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 - Percent Injectable

January 2001 to June 30, 2021, % Injectable

 Annual New Shortages by Year- % Injectable 

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

 Active Shortages by Quarter 

Note: Each point represents the number of active shortages at the end of each quarter.
University of Utah Drug Information Service
Contact: [email protected]@foxerinr for more information.

 

National Drug Shortages: Active Shortages Top 5 Drug Classes

 Active Shortages--Top Five Drug Classes 

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

 

National Drug Shortages: Common Drug Classes in Short Supply

New Shortages Reported: 2016–2021

Common Drug Classes in Short Supply 

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

 

National Drug Shortages

Reasons for Shortages as Determined by UUDIS During Investigation — 2020

Reasons for Shortages - 2016    

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

 

Summary

  • Overall, drug shortages are decreasing, which is good news.
  • A large number of shortages are still active and pose continued problems for patient care such as local anesthetics (bupivacaine, lidocaine, mepivacaine) and critical antidotes (succimer, physostigmine).
  • New shortages may occur as manufacturing capacity is prioritized for vaccine production.

 

Selected Links of Interest

Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalizing American Manufacturing, and Fostering Broad-Based Growth – 100-Day Review

8th Annual FDA Report on Shortages to Congress

The CARES Act includes provisions for shortages and readiness

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to examine the security of America’s medical product supply chain (report 2022)

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