Updates on Drug Shortages

Target Audience

This continuing education (CE) session was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists and other clinicians who routinely prescribe, verify and/or monitor medications.


Activity Overview

This presentation will review resources available on drug shortages, including communications and mitigation and prevention strategies.





At the end of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Explain factors that contribute to drug shortages and current trends in drug product shortages.
  • Describe the role of ASHP in drug shortages communications.
  • Describe the role of FDA in drug shortages communications.
  • Describe the role of the FDA in mitigating and preventing drug shortage.
  • Identify current drug shortages using various resources.
  • Describe how to report drug shortage to the FDA.
  • Explain the impact of drug shortages in patient safety.
  • Describe what infrastructures are needed to effectively respond to drug shortages and minimize their impact in patient care.


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