FDA Is Calling A Recent Drug Shortage An Urgent Public Health Crisis

Dozens of life-saving prescription drugs are in short supply, forcing doctors to use less-effective medications. The FDA lists 115 drugs in such low supply nationally that the agency calls it an urgent public health crisis.

Friday, October 22nd 2021, 2:02 pm

By: News On 6


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Dozens of life-saving prescription drugs are in short supply, forcing doctors to use less-effective medications.

The FDA lists 115 drugs in such low supply nationally that the agency calls it an urgent public health crisis.

Three of the top five shortages are drugs used for chemotherapy, heart conditions, and antibiotics.

Trade restrictions, the pandemic and complicated drug market forces are all being blamed for the supple crisis.

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