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Drug Shortages Statistics

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

National Drug Shortages New Shortages by YearJanuary 2001 to March 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 - Percent Injectable
January 2001 to March 31, 2022, % Injectable

National Drug Shortages  New Shortages by Year January 2001 to March 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: Active Shortages by Quarter
5 Year Trend

National Drug Shortages – Active Shortages by Quarter – 5 Year Trend
 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 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 

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 — 2021

Reasons for Shortages - 2016    

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

 

Summary

  • Shortages are not resolving. Ongoing and active shortages have been higher than 200 since 2018.  
  • Shortages of sodium chloride and dextrose fluids as well as emergency syringes are extremely challenging and affect large numbers of patients.
  • Workload required to constantly change pharmacy automation and electronic health records to accommodate different strengths and formulations is difficult in the face of staffing shortages. 

 

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Drug Shortages

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