Drug Shortage Management Blog

Read the latest news, best practices, and data- and tech-focused content in our drug shortage management blog, written by experienced hospital pharmacy leaders. Gain perspectives from a team that’s been where you are and is now improving the process for hospital pharmacies across the country.

 

The Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Hospital Pharmacies

The Impact of COVID-19 on U.S. Hospital Pharmacies

The New England Journal of Medicine reported the first case of the novel coronavirus was confirmed in the United States in January 2020. This means that as of late July, there has been more than six months of sustained uncertainty and instability. We've likely all...

6 Steps for Managing Your Drug Shortage Strategy During COVID-19

6 Steps for Managing Your Drug Shortage Strategy During COVID-19

​Hospitals nationwide have struggled with their drug shortage strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic, from tests to personal protective equipment (PPE) to other supplies, such as ventilators. While hospitals are beginning to get these shortages under better control,...

COVID-19 and the Crisis in Data

COVID-19 and the Crisis in Data

COVID-19 is most evidently a potent respiratory virus at the heart of a global pandemic—neither of which are unheard of. What sets COVID-19 apart is that it is, at its heart, an unprecedented data crisis. By placing the emphasis on data as the source of truth, we...

Hospital Drug Shortages: Patients are Feeling the Impact

Hospital Drug Shortages: Patients are Feeling the Impact

A hospital patient needs treatment, but the medicine drawer for the drug they need is empty. What happens next? That’s a scenario too many hospital staff members deal with on any given day. While consequences of dealing with hospital drug shortages include loss of...

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