Media USA 2018-2021

Josh Sullivan, Wegovy woes continue, Endpoints News, 20 December 2021.

Cory Pippin, Mobile, Baldwin County cancer centers face medication shortage amid supply chain crisis, NBC 15 News, 17 December 2021.

Peter Sullivan, Supply shortage of new antiviral drug threatens fight against omicron, The Hill, 17 December 2021.

Anon., Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren call on Defence Department ot address overreliance on foreign drugs, Florida Daily, 16 December 2021.

Karl Evers-Hillstrom, Supply chain crunch will be a top midterm issue poll, The HIll, 15 December 2021.

Zachary Brennan, Generic drugs and biosimilars get last-minute reprieve from rebates with Senate tweaks to Build Back Better Act, Endpoints, 13 December 2021.

Zachary Brennan, Genentech’s tocilizumab shortage due to CODIV-19, Endpoints, 13 December 2021. See also here

Mackenzie Bean, Supply shortages are disrupting care delivery, Beckers, 9 December 2021.

Tony Quinones, Why American needs sustainable pharmaceutical supply chain solutions, INternational Business News, 5 December 2021. See also here

Douglas A. McIntyre, These are the drugs America is running short on, 24/7 WallSt.com, 22 November 2021. See also here

Ambrish Shah, Is there an insulin shortage? Market Realist, 19 November 2021.

Krishna Rau, Yes, there is a testosterone shortage in Canada and the US, Xtra, 17 November 2021.

Anon., COVID-19 Pfizer to allow developing nations to make its treatment pill, BBC, 16 November 2021. See also herehere

Celine Castonuovo, Califf’s return as FDA head will give drug competition a boost, Bloomberg Law, 12 November 2021.

Shaun Hegarty, Cancer drug [abraxane] shortage leaving some without a full dose of chemo, ABC, 12 November 2021.

Celine Castronuovo, Drug shortage reporting rules prompt questions as deadlines loom, Bloomberg Law, 10 November 2021.

Lisa Gillespie, VIzient alliance will push for drug supply chain solutions, Modern Healthcare, 9 November 2021.

Sebastian Posey et al., FDA reports 100+ drug shortages nationwide, FOX 2, 8 NOvember 2021. See also hereherehereherehere

Brittni Clemens, National drug stores experiencing worker, drug shortage,  ABC Local Memphis.com, 2 November 2021. See also herehere

Sydney Lupkin, with an off-label drug discontinued, families’ other option costs thousands more, WFAE, 1 November 2021. See also hereherehere

Michael Mezher, FDA launches portal for drug manufacturing volume reporting, RAPS, 29 October 2021. See also here

Jeannie O’Sullivan, J&J escapes antitrust suit over prostate cancer drug [Zytiga], Law 360, 28 October 2021.

AP, Merck agrees to let other drug makers make its COVID pill [molnupivir] WILX, 27 October 2021. She also here.

AP, Cheap antidepressant [fluvoxamine] shows promise for treating early COVID, WILX, 27 October 2021. See also here

Miriam Fauzia, Pfizer recalled Chantix for high levels of carcinogen nitrosamine, USA TOday, 27 October 2021. See also here

Ashley Bohle et al, Knoxville pharmacist warns of possible over the counter shortage, WYMT, 27 October 2021. See also here [pharmacist burnout]

Markie Heidemann, Red Cross: blood supply at lowest levels in a decade, WILX, 27 October 2021. See also herehere

FDA crisis, also herehere

Anna Mudd, Some report shortage of naloxone, Journal-Patriot, 26 October 2021. See also herehereHHS promises more helphereprices soarherehere

Samantha Chang, Supply chain breakdown preventing cancer patients from getting life-saving drugs, Western Journal, 25 October 2021. See also hereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere

David Maloney, Our vulnerable supply chains with Emily Tucker, Velocity, 25 October 2021.

Cody Butler, Drug shortage hitting mid-Michigan, WILX, October 25 2021. See also here

Anon., Huge backlog of ships off port of Los Angeles, 8 News Now, 19 October 2021.

Melody Schreiber, Price for drug that reverses opioid overdoses soars amid record deaths, The Guardian, 19 October 2021.

Matthew Hittle et al. America’s pharmaceutical supply chain: an overview of the policy landscape and potential path forward, MONDAQ, 18 OCtober 2021.

Anon., Alaska hospital supply issues highlight national shortage of a chemo drug [abraxane], KHN, 18 October 2021.

Reuters, Teva halts output at US drug plant after FDA flags concerns, 4 October 2021. See also herehere.

Spencer Tracy, Preventing a Naloxone shortage in the Capital Region, ABC News, 4 October 2021.

Emma Yasinski, New chemo drug rylaze offers treatment for children’s leukemia, Med Shadow, 30 September 2021.

Josh Sullivan, Bristol Myers reports shortage of chemo drug abraxan, Endpoints, 30 September 2021.

Erin Woo, How COVID misinformation created a run on animal medicine [ivermectin], New York Times, 28 September 2021. See also here

Scott Maucione, DoD’s drug supply chain is shaky, Federal News Network, 24 September 2021.

Morgan Burrell, Amid nationwide shortage, thousands of monoclonal antibodies allocated to Texas [HHS takes over distribution], News4, 24 September 2021. See also hereherehere

Kevin Dunleavy, Takeda breached contract with Abbvie by failing to supply prostate cancer drug Lupron, Fierce Pharma, 23 September 2021.

Mike Wascovitch, As COVID-19 surges turn to 503Bs [compounding facilities] for help, Pharmacy Times, 20 September 2021.

Farah Stockman, Our generic drug supply is sick. How Can We Fix It? New York Times, 18 September 2021.

Kelly Tyko, Chantix recall: Pfizer recalls smoking cessation drug for cancer risk, USA Today, 17 Septmeber 2021. See also here

Breck Dumas, States warn of COVID_19 antibody drug [Bamlamivimab, REgeneron] shortage, Fox, 17 September 2021. See also here, here

Riley Griffin et al., Biden administration moves to prevent shortage of COVID-19 antibody treaments [central control of distribution], Fortune, 15 September 2021. See also here

Deborah Yetter, Supply shortage lead to cap on monoclonal antibody (Regeneron), Courier Journal, 14 September 2021.

Dean Rudge, Premier [a GPO] invests in Excela to procure shortage-hit generic injectables, Pharma Intelligence, 10 September 2021

Michael Mezher, FDA updates guidance on generic drug development durig COVID, RAPS, 9 September 2021.

Yamsin Tayag, How pharmacists are dealing with the surge of shady ivermectin prescriptions, Slate, 9 September 2021.

Eric Sagonowsky, Court tells AbbVie it can’t force Takeda to supply a drug [Lupron] that is in worldwide shortage, Fierce Pharma, 9 September 2021.

Shawn Goggins, Local pharmacies struggle to fill prescriptions, iFiberOne, 9 September 2021

Tony Thomas, Doctors fear possible shortage of COVID-19 treatment [Regeneron], WSBTV, 9 September 2021.

Darcy Jimenez, Has COVID-19 exposed the weakness of the US drug supply? Pharmaceutical Technology, September 2021 [80% of API made offshore].

William J. Hughes, Puerto Rico recovery presents opportunities for New Jersey, New Jersey Globe, 30 August 2021.

Zainab Asif, Global shortage of drug [tocilizumab] to treat rheumatoid arthritis, Technology Times, 28 August 2020. See also herehere, hereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere

Ross di Mattei, Vegas feed store reports shortage of ivermectin, California News Times, 27 August 2021. See also hereherehereherehere

Rena M. Conti et al., Building a resilient drug supply: A New HHS office, Health Affairs, 27 August 2021.

Ryan Basen, Eric Balmer says pediatric ready drugs are on the horizon [re Phlow reducing shortages], MedPage Today, 21 August 2020. See also here

Carmen Paun, Pandemic life jackets. But for whom? [re boosters] Politico, 19 August 2021.

Reuters, WHO calls on Roche to ensure fair access to COVID-19 drug amid shortage, Reuters, 18 August 2021. See also hereherehere

Fraiser Kansteiner, Xelia spent $200M and 5 years to fix up former Boehringer site in Cleveland, Fierce Pharma, 17 August 2020.

Fraiser Kansteiner, Pfizer stamps out another 4 Chantix lots as US shortage drags on, Fierce Pharma, 17 August 2021. See also herehere

Vanessa Araiza, Tampa mom fights to find life-saving cancer prescription drugs in short supply, ABC Action News, 17 August 2021. See also hereherehere

Josh Sullivan, Roche says there is a supply shortage of Actemra (tocilizumab) [only 2 months after EUA], Endpoints News, 16 August 2021. See also herehereherehereherehere, herehere

Meryl Kornfield, Naloxone supply issues threaten worsening drug overdose crisis, Washington Post, 11 August 2021. See also herehereherehereherehereherehereherehere, here

Linda A. Johnson, Groups make own drugs to fight high drug prices [Civica Rx is 3 years old; makes 50 generics] Star Tribune, 10 August 2021. See also herehereherehere

Yvette Hammet, For Good: local nonprofit [Angels for Change] helps procure life-saving drugs in short supply, 83 Degrees, 10 August 2021.

Nona Tepper, Health insurers allegedly use biologic shortage to promote biosimilars, Modern Health Care, 5 August 2021.

Morgan Godwin, The US faces a naloxone shortage at the worst possible time, Filter, 29 July 2021.

Lianna Matt McLernan, Drug compounding helped address drug gaps during COVID, CIDRAP, 27 July 2021. See also here

Zachary Brennan, Pfizer settles EpiPen price hike lawsuits for $345M, Endpoints News, 16 July 2021. See also herehere

Brian Blase, Drug prices set by Washington would be a disaster for Health care, New York Post, 10 July 2021. [a right-wing polemic against price controls as in Canada and EU]. FOr the Bill, see here. See also herehere

Rachel Cohrs, New Biden executive order sets up a late summer drug push…endorses importing drugs from Canada…., Stat News, 9 July 2021. See also herehere

The White House, Biden-Harris, Building resilient supply chains, revitalizing American supply chains, and fostering broad-based growth, June 2021.

Joanne Eglovitch, FDA focuses on efforts made to avert drug shortages in 2020, Regulatory Focus, 30 June 2021. See also here

FDA, Report to Congress: Drug Shortages for the Calendar Year 2020, Eighth Annual Report. 28 June 2021. See also hereherehere

Maia Anderson, 2 hospital pharmacy leaders on causes of, solutions for drug shortages, Becker’s Hospital Review, 15 June 2021.

Adam Khalid, Biden’s plan to reduce shortages of products taht are critical for national security, Georgia Public radio, 8 June 2021. See also hereherehereherehereherehere, here

Joe Graedon, Protecting the drug supply system is crucial, Peoples Pharmacy, The Lawton Constitution, May 2021, 28 May 2021. [advocates domestic manufacture]

Melissa Wright, Widespread shortage in go-to-euthanasia drug [pentobarbital] for horses creates challenges for veterinarians, Chronicle of the Horse, 25 May 2021. See also here

Lianna Matt McLernan, Senate hearing spotlights COVID-related drug, PPE supply chain issues, CIDRAP, 21 May 2021.

Brenden Pierson, Judge tosses Azurit’s suit over compounder’s copy of its drug [vancomycin], Reuters, 19 May 2021.

Amar Hanspal, Black Swan or Hand of the market? How the pandemic’s ripple effects will shape manufacturing, Forbes, 19 May 2021.

Anon., Plagued by drug shortages? there’s an online tool for that [FDA site], Wink, 18 May 2021.

Aislinn Antrim, Generic albuterol inhalers are key to minimzing shortages early in the pandemic, Pharmacy Times, 18 May 2018.

Hannah Balfour, FDA outlines plan for making inspections more consistent going forward, European Pharmaceutical Review, 13 May 2021. See also here

Jef Feely, akeda accused of favoring Japanese patients for cancer drug [Lupron], Bloomberg, 28 April 2021.

Aislinn Antrim, FDA report show s priotization of generics, Pharmacy Times, April 2021.

Ashlee Banks, Dispute between US Aid Agency and Kenya causing HIV drug shortage, Essence, 27 April 2021.

Reuters, US drugmakers step up supplies as India battles COVID-19 surge, 27 April 2021.

Vanessa Ruffes, Is the pandemic still causing drug shortages, WCNC, 27 April 2021. See also here

Peter Wells, Gilead announces plan to help India alleviate shortage of Remdesivir, Financial Times, 26 April 2021.

Anon., People with lupus continue to feel anxious about possible hydroxychloroquine shortage, Lupus Foundation of America, 22 April 2021.

Colin Gleeson, Shorla Pharma seeks [US] FDA approval for oncology drug SH-111, Irish Times, 22 April 2021.

Michael Fitzhugh, Experts seek path to building a more resilient drug supply chain, Bioworld, 19 April 2021.

Brian Niemietz, Ambulance service ordered to pay $29.5M to model who suffered brain damage, EMS1, 12 April 2021 [for failure to carry IV epinephrine in 2013 against peanut allergy]

Shannon Pettypiece et al., Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine shortage in US next week, NBC NEws, 9 April 2021. See also here

Matt Blois, Pandemic builds momentum for tackling drug shortages, Freight Waves, 9 April 2021.

Rena Conti et al., Preventing drug shortages and saving lives: the role of quality and reliability standards, Promarket, 8 April, 2021.

Elisha Sauers, Virginia vaccine supply will take substantial hit next week due to Johnson and Johnson shortage, Virginian Pilot, 8 April 2021.

Matt Blois, Medically Necessary: shoring up the pharmaceutical supply chain, FreightWaves, 8 April 2021

Richard Tribou, J & J vaccine shortage cuts Floriday supply next week, Orlando Sentinel, 7 April 2021.

Madeline Camejo et al., Impact and management of drug shortages during the pandemic, Pharmacy Times, 2 April 2021.

Christopher Rowland, GAO: US spent $162 million on remdesivir, Washington Post, 1 April 2021.

Dan Diamond, Peter Navarro warned Trump on virus supply shortages, then pursued deals worth more than $1 billion, Washington Post, 31 March 2021

Bowman Cox, FDA CDER compliance office answered pandemic with fewer inspections, greater discretion, Pink Sheet, 29 March 2021.

Tim Conway, Rebuilding US manufacturing is the only path to an economic renaissance, NAtion of Change, 29 March 2021.

Katya Bleszynska, DEA report drug traffickers alert to COVID-19 crisis [shortages lead to new fentanyl provudction, InSight Crime, 23 March 2021.

Zachary Brennan, PhRMA attacks New Mexicos’ short on detail plan for Canadian drug imports, Endpoints, 22 March 2021.

Anon., Children’s Hosp Colorado and STAQ Pharma [compounding pharmacy] develop solution to pediatric medication challenges, Eurek Alert! AAAS, 22 March 2021. See also here

Ariel Delouya, Importing Canadian drugs not the solution, Bismark Tribune, 19 March 2021. See also 5 March below.

Janet Woodcock, FDA’s ongoing use of inspectional tools for ensuraing access to safe quality food and medical products during COVID-19, FDA, 18 March 2021.

Hannah Kuchler, Scramble to make Covid vaccines causes US drug shortages, Financial TImes, 19 March 2021.

Maia Anderson, Invoking Defense Production Act for COVID-19 vaccines causing shortages of some drugs, Beckers, 15 March 2021.

Yusef Jalali, US medical bans continue to claim lives in Iran, PressTV, 15 March 2021.

AP, US 100M vaccines to case mass shortage [elsewhere while Russia using diplomacy], Manila Times, 14 March 2021.

Syndey Lupkin, Defense Production Act hastens COVID-19 vaccine production, NPR, 13 March 2021.

Angie Gonzalez, COVID-19 shortages extend to pet food and [vet] prescriptions, NY1, 12 March 2021.

Michael Volkov, Biden Admin executive order mandates 100-day review of US supply chains [APIs included], JD Supra, 11 March 2021.

Terry J. Smith, shortage of Tepezza disrupts treatment of thyroid eye disease, Healio, 11 March 20201. Resupplied 2 April 2021.

Press release, Kit check hospital pharmacy operations report reveals 62% of hospitals experienced over 10 concurrent drug shortages amid COVID-19, Business Wire, 10 March 2020. See also here.

Amita Sudhir, Its too late for Biden to help doctors get through the pandemic, Slate, 8 March 2021.

Ariel Delouya, Canada not the solution to costly prescription drugs, Duluth News Tribune, 5 March 2021.

Josh Nathan-Kazis, US Vaccine shortage could end with oversupply, Barron’s, 3 March 2021. See outrage over “shortage” here

Rebecca Heilwell, Lipid nanoparticles are vital to mRNA and shortages could slow Modern and Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Vox, 3 March 2021.

Annie Lambert, The impact of COVID-19 on Pharmacy management and compliance,Drug Topics, 25 February 2021.

John Crane, Launch Place invests $150K in NC company [Orbital Rx] offering technology for drug inventory, Danville Register and Bee, 1 March 2021. See also here

Jim Tankersley and Ana Swanson, Amid shortfalls, Biden signs executive order to bolster critical supply chains, New York Times, 24 February 2021. A year-long review of supply chains] See also herehere.

Kari Oakes, FDA targets remdesivir, thymosin in compounding concerns, RAPS, 24 February 2021.

Fraiser Kamsteiner, FDA slaps import alert on India’s s Shilpa after sterile injectible [drugs for cancer] issues multiply Fierce Pharma, 19 February 2021.

Dawn Geske, COVID vaccine shortage could continue with only a few million doses coming from JOhnson & Johnson, International Business Times, 18 February 2021.

Bruce Buckley, Amid COVID-19 pandemic, health systems stay vigilant to Rx shortages, Pharmacy Practice News, 16 February 2021.

James Salerno [right-wing diabetic] Insulin prices skyrocket under Biden Administration, Ricochet, [a Conservative blog spot], 12 February 2021.

Anon., Biden says US facing a national emergency amid vaccie shortage, Al Jazeera, 12 February 2021.

Dawn Geske, How 975 COVID vaccine doses got thrown away amid shortages, IBTimes, 11 February 2021

Tom Meagher, What 120 executions tell us about criminal justice in America, The Marshall Project, 10 February 2021.

Emily Bohatch, Electric chair could make a comeback as lawkamers advance bill, The State, 11 February 2021. See also here here  here here herehere and here

Samira Said, FDA needs strong agenda to address US drug supply shortages, candidate for top job says [Joshua Shrafstein], CNN, 9 February 2020.

Anon., Provide Gx partners with Apotex to stabilize supply of three antibiotics [cephalosporins], Business wire, 8 February 2021. See also here

Sara Gilgore, COVID could cause a glass vial shortage, BIz Jurnal, 8 February 2021.

FDA, CDER’s coronavirus aid relief and econoic security Act (CARES Act) and Drug shortage mitigation efforts, FDA, 4 February 2021. See also here

Anon., Public health researchers call for new measures to protect pharmaceutical supply chain, JHU Hub, 4 February 2021.

Mark Zipkin, FDA recalls catheter, cardiac devices and meds [mislabelled cisatracurium– for intubation] over safety issues, Biospace, 4 February 2021.

Christopher Rowland, Pfizer ran into a shortage of special syringes as it work to extract a sixth dose of vaccine from vials, Washington Post, 3 February 2021.

Eric Sanchez and Fernando. Muzzio, ” Reshoring Pharmaceutical Manufacturing to the US: Can We Do It?,” Pharmaceutical Technology 45.2 (2 February 2021).

Katie Jennings, Pharma’s blockchain trials: Novartis, Merck Test the tech popularized by Bitcoin, Forbes, 2 February 2021.

Arielle Mitropolous et al., US fighting shortage, but ramping up manufacturing not easy, experts says, ABC News, 30 January 2021.

Sasha Margulies, National drug shortage [for 20 years] now hitting coronvirus vaccines blaming China], Talk 690 KSTE, 29 January 2021.

Phil Galewitz, States move ahead with Canada drug importation while awaitig signal from Biden, Kaiser Health News, 29 January 2021.

Sapna Kumar, Pandemic drug shortages. Is compulsory licensing the anser? PatentlyO [Dennis Crouch], 28 January 2021.

Lina Saigol, Sanofi teams up with BioNtech and Pfizer to help fiz Europes Vaccine shortage, Market Watch, 27 January 2021

Matt Leonard, Biden invokes DPA [Defense Production Act] to combat supply shortages, but experts say it’s no magic wand [drugs, ventilators, PPE], Supply Chain Dive, 26 January 2021. See Raunig et al below.

AP, Civica to build essential medicines facility in Virginia, Construction Equipment Guide, 26 Janaury 2021. See also here

Wayne Russell, Better Manufacturing, supply chain cures drug shortages, Pharmacy Times, 26 January 2021.

Shawna de la Rosa, Civica announces plans ot manufacture generic drugs in Commonwealth, State of Reform, 21 January 2021.

Henry Goldman, NYC vaccine: 23,000 appointments rescheduled due to shortage, Bloomberg, 20 January 2021.

Anon., Shortage of convalescent plasma as cases of COVID-19 surge, CBS News, 19 January 2020.

Ruth McCambridge, Profit as primary driver: the daily disaster of US healthcare, NPQ, 19 Janaury 2021.

Karen Blum et al, Pharmacy shines amid COVID darkness, Pharmacy Practice News, 19 Janaury 20201.

David Hutton, As COVID-19 focuses attention on vaccine, medication shortages loom, Ophthalmology Times, 14 January 2021.

Lianna Matt McLernan, Nations facing drug shortages use registries, other steps CIDRAP, 8 January 2021.

Fraiser Kansteiner, Boehringer Ingelheim quietly culls decades-old hypertension med [clonidine] after October recall, Fierce Pharma, 8 January 2021.

Eric Goodenow, Record high drug deaths blamed on pandemic, treatment shortages, Winchester Star, 8 January 2021. See also here

Fraiser Kansteiner, FDA extends immunodeficiency drug’s shelf life as pandemic exacerbates shortages, Fierce Pharma, 6 January 2021.

Robert Pearl, Healthcare Report Card: Companies that failed to meet expectations in 2020 [Gilead on remdesivir], Forbes, 4 January 2021.

Lee, Junghee et al. Alleviating Drug Shortages: The Role of Mandated Reporting Induced Operational Transparency. Management Science, 4 January 2021.

Sabine Vogler et al., How to address medicines shortages: Findings from a cross-sectional study of 24 countries, Health Policy 124.12 (December 2020): 1287-96.

Anon., More substitute therapies mean more needed research [azithromycin], CIDRAP, 30 December 2020.

Alex Tavlian, Calif distillers helped overcome hand saintizer shortage. Now FDA is making them pay, The Sun, 30 December 2020.

Erica Carbajal et al., 10 top patient safety issues for 2021, Becker’s, 29 December 2020.

Tom Huddleston, jr. Doomsday prep: emergency food supplies, survival kits, luxury bunkers, CNBC, 19 December 2020.

Kevin Stankiewicz, Covid vaccine: Dr Scott Gottlieb expects shortages to last through next week, CNBC, 18 December 2020.

Marilynn Marchione, Demand is low for COVID-19 antibody drugs but shortage loom, ABC News, 18 December 2020. See also here

Ray Gordon, Supply disruption [in TEPEZZA for thyroid disease] due to government-mandated Operation Warp speed, Business Wire, 17 December 2020.

Dan Diamond, Senate Democrats press Trump on possible vaccine shortage, Politic, 15 December 2020.

Anna Domanska, Pharmaceutical supply chain disruptions due to the pandemic, Industry Leaders, 10 December 2020.

Natalie Healey, Brewprint: usnig yeast to make plant-based drugs, Pharamceutical Technology, 10 December 2020

James McCarten, Trump signs order putting Americans at Head of vaccine line vowing to work with the world, National Observer, 9 December 2020. [your webmaster is cited]. See also here

Anon., [Editorial] There go those cheap Canadian drugs, Sun Sentinel, 9 December 2020.

Brian C. Hambley et al., Payment incentives and the use of higher-cost drugs, Am J Managed Care, 9 December 2020.

Korin Miller, Common prescription medications like Zoloft are in short supply. How COVID-19 is causing drug shortages, Yahoo, 9 December 2020.

Anon., Health crisis-induced PTSD creates growing need for treatment options, Cision PR, 8 December 2020.

Joyce Frieden, No easy fixes for drug supply chain problems, Medpage Today, 7 December 2020.

Rebecca Heilweil, COVID-19 vaccine distribution is a huge supply challenge, VOX, 7 December 2020.

Sander Flaum, 2021- Will this be the year we finally move past the endless drug price debate, PharmaLive, 7 December 2020. [opinion piece opposed to drug price controls; touts collaboration]

Anon., [shortages hinder grownth] Medgadget, 7 December 2020. See also here on impact of COVID-19

Hannah Moniken, US seeks to cut essential medicines from GPA covered products at WTO, Inside Trade.com, World Trade online, 7 December 2020.

Kirill Kurevlev, US to feel shortage of vaccines, despite promises to ship 300Mln by January, Sputnik News, 6 December 2020.

Isaiah McCall et al., Covid vaccine needs dry ice, local manufacturers worry about shortage, North Jersey.com, 5 December 2020.

Earl D. Fowkes, Importing drugs endangers lives, Washington Blade, 4 December 2020.

WIlson Sonsini [law firm], HSS shuts down FDA’s unapproved drugs initiative, JD Supra, 3 December 2020. [over drugs prior to 1938] Relies on this 2017 study

Kari Oakes, Device shortage guidance gets a COVID update from FDA, RAPS, 2 December 2020.

Karen Blum, Getting a handle on drug inventory during COVID-19, Pharmacy Technology Report, 1 December 2020.

Canadian Press, Trump admin quiet after Canada thwarts plan to import cheaper drugs, HuffPost, 1 December 2020.

Matthew Schwartz, Canada blocks export of medications in short supply in response to Trump plan, NPR, 29 November 2020. See also hereherehere here here  here here here here here here and here

Kylie Veleta, $1.5M helps start up tackle pandemic-related drug shortages, Inside Indiana Business, 30 November 2020.

Stephanie Stone, COVID-19 pandemic strains US’s prescription drug supply chain, FOx, 30 November 2020.

Laura Arwood, AMA says drug shortages an urgent public health crisis, Tribune Star, 27 November 2020. See AMA press release and also here and here

Ellis and Winters, FDCA preemption: a powerful defense in commercial litigation [re Sandoz L-cysteine], Lexology, 24 November 2020.

King and Spalding, He actually did it: Trump administration implements Medicare Part B-‘most favoured nation’ drug pricing reform [to bring drugs from Canada], JD Supra, 24 November 2020. See also here

Phil de Santis, Advancing the state of aspect processing, BIoprocess online, 23 November 2020. [opines the generic drug prices are too low]

Kevin MacDonald, How hospitals can keep track of medications, drug shortages during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Pharmacy Times, 23 November 2020.

Narenda Chirmule et al., Mitigating risks to global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, Bioprocess, 20 November 2020.

Maia Anderson. Drug shortages are a public health crisis, AMA says, Beckers, 18 November 2020. See also here

Mary van Beusekom, GAO ighlights for COVIC vaccine supply chain, CIDRAP, 18 November 2020.

Jayasree Iyer et al., How AI can push for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, Devex, 18 November 2020.

Rola Kaakeh, Waiting for Medicines, book shortlisted for Bracken Bowen Prize, 18 November 2020.

PRess release, PRovide Gx partners with Fresenius KAbi to help stabilize supply of heparin, Business wire, 18 November 2020.

Rob Wright et al., Manufacturing and supply chain risk management strategies amidst COVID-19, Life Science Leader, 17 November 2020

Sarah Berg, COVID-19 exacerbates drug shortages, AMA, 17 November 2020.

Hannah Hoag, The shaky supply chain for life-saving wasp venom, Quartz, 16 November 2020.

Jeffrey A. Singer, Drug makers and distributors commandeered by cops [right wing complaint over distribution of opioids], Cato, 16 November 2020.

Anon., Pandemic stresses increase FDA attention on risk management for drug shortage prevention and management, International Pharmaceutical Quarterly, 15 November 2020.

Amber Tong, Shortage of monkeys slowed down Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 antiboday partner, Endpoints, 13 November 20220.

Katya Kowalski, Lockdown 2.0: What does this mean for drug use? Volte Face, 12 November 2020.

Matthew R. Bailey, Shortage of animals could delay a vaccine, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 12 November 2020.

Angie Stewart, Millions of COVID-19 tests go unused, Becker’s 12 November 2020.

Carolyn Y. Johnson, FDA authorizes Eli Lilly antibody that Trump touted, but supply will be limited [bamlanivimab], Washington Post, 10 November 2020. [Proves effective see here]

Stacey L. Adams, COVID-19 antimalarial shortages affected rheumatology patients’ physical, mental health, Healio, 7 November 2020. See also here here here and hereReport

Maia Anderson, Sandoz, Civica Rx ship first drug to US hospitals [pantoprazole], Beckers, 5 November 2020.

TIm Darnell, US facing another shortage of PPE as coronavirus surges, Atlanta J-C, 5 November 2020.

Kevin Kunzman, Rheumatic patients in Africa and Asia faced hydroxychlorquine shortagae due to COVID-19, HCP live, 3 November 2020. [from American College of Rheumatology]

Rita C. Peters, Pandemic fighting drugs in shortage again, PharmTech, 2 November 2020.

EVMS Medical group, and Dr Paul Marik, EVMS Critical Care Covid-19 Management Protocol [Quercetin, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, ivermectin], 2 November 2020.

Brooke L. Raunig et al. Drug Shortages and the Defense Production Act., AM J Public Health 110.10 (October 2020), pp. 1504–1505

Lucy Handley, Supply chains will become more local in the pharma industry, CNBC, 27 October 2020.

Anon. Premier: ProvideGx and Baxter Healthcare secure the supply of critical shortage drug for COVID-19 patients requiring ventilation [dexmedetomidine], Market Screener, 26 October 2020. See also here

Maia Anderson, Drug shortages expected to worsen as COVID-19 hospitalizations surge, Becker’s Hospital Review, 22 October 2020.

Ayzeen Gorayshi, Remdesivir got FDA approval…[shortages owing to demand and patent], Buzz Feed News, 22 October 2020.

Linda Marsa, Tackling dangerous drug shortages [example of BCG], US News, 21 October 2020.

Lianna Matt McLernan, Report details COVID-19 drug shortages and solutions, CIDRAP, U Minnesota, 21 October 2020. Also here here here herehere and here. For the report, see here

Farnoush Amiri et al. Worsening opioid crisis overshadowed in presidential race, Star Tribune, 21 October 2020. See also here

Rick Mullin, Taking the temperature of pharmaceutical services at Cphi [virtual conference] impact of COVID on shortages, Chemical and Engineering News, 20 October 2020.

Lise Stevens, IDMP [Identificaiton of medicinal products] in a COVID context, Pharma Exec, 20 October 2020. A Project of International Standards Organization [ISO].

Sesse Kuwabara Blanchard, NY harm reductionists face pandemic shortage of syringes and other supplies, Filter, 20 October 2020

Robert Pierce, Using drugs for COVID-19 can cause supply shortage [Letter], Richmond Times Dispatch, 18 October 2020.

Jennifer L.W. Fink, President Trump got dexamethasone, Can you? Medical Daily, 15 October 2020.

Donna Young, US drug onshoring is more complex than Trump, Biden political pitches, S&P Global, 15 October 2020.

Kate Goodwin, Merck plans new facility [in N Carolina] to triple production of life-saving bladder cancer drug [BCG], BIospace, 15 October 2020. [Shortage attributed to shutdown at Toronto Sanofi plant in 2016-17] See also here

Sanchari Sinha Dutta, News coverage contributes to drug shortages in COVID-19, News-medical net, 15 October 2020. For the report, see here

Sissi Cao, Remdesivir and Regenerons, COVID-19 drugs face shortage (and won’t be free) after Trump hype, Observer, 9 October 2020.

Anon., Drug shortage impacts Summerville woman’s breast cancer, WCBO News, 9 October 2020.

Leah Rosenbaum, Final results in remdesivir trial confirm it shortens length of COVID-19 Cases but has small impact on death, Forbes, 8 OCtober 2020.

Kevin MacDonald, The pandemic’s impact on pharmacy, Forbes, 7 October 2020.

Anon., Donald Trump is taking dexamethasone [on shortage list], ABC news, 5 October 2020. See also here

Katie Weston, Fears mount over global shortage of drug remdesivir after US bought much of works supply, Daily Mail, 3 October 2020.

Bill Siwicki, How one hospital is using meds management tech to naviate COVID-19, Health Care IT News, 1 October 2020.

Rob Volansky, Uprooting the rules of RA management during COVID, Healio, 30 September 2020.

Susan DeVore, Surviving the waves of a pandemic storm: how to fix the supply chain flaws exposed by COVID-19, Health Affairs, 30 September 2020.

Janet Silver, Drug plan touted by Trump in presidential debate hangs on Canadian insulin, iPolitics, 30 September 2020.

Ed Silverman, California becomes the first state to pursue its own line of generics, STAT, 28 September 2020. See also here.

Anon., IBM Watson and Orbital Rx launch integrated solution to assist hospital pharmacy providers, press release, 1 September 2020.

Anon. Dr Reddy’s [in Hyderabad] launches generic drug [dexmetetomidine]  in US market, Outlook, 24 September 2020. here here and here.[an ICU sedative]

Reed Smith, We repeat no second guessing the FDA, Excela against Sandoz, Lexology, 23 September 2020. Was the drug sodium bicarbonate? See here

Theresa Wilyoung, Trump blamed for drug shortage, Jacksonville Florida Times-Union, 18 Sepetember 2020.

Kari Oakes, Drugmakers get return-to-normal guidance from FDA, RAPS, 11 September 2020.

Jake Zuckerman, Hydroxychloroquine saes soared in Ohio despire thin evidence for treating COVID-19, News 5 Cleveland, 10 September 2020.

Elizabeth Cohen, COVID-19 drug rationed in the US is plentiful in developing countries, CNN, 9 September 2020.

Ariana Hawkins, Prepare for anaphylaxis in school-aged children, Pharmacy Times, 9 September 2020 [epinephrine injectors]

Melissa Fletcher-Stoelje, During coronavirus in San Antonio hospitals ran far short of virus fighting drug, doctor says, Express News, 9 September 2020. See also here

Anon. IBM Watson and ORbital Rx announce strategic collaboration to address drug shortages (looking for alternatives), 5 September 2020. See also here

Lara Bull Otterson et al, Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine prescribing patterns by provider specialty following initial reports of potential benefit for COVID-19 treatment, US Jan to June 2020. CDC MMWR, 4 September 2020.

Anon., Ohio governor delays more executions amid drug shortate, The Blade, 4 September 2020. See also here

Anon., Essential Medicines company Civica Rx turns 2, marking numerous milestones 11 meds, 40 in development0, OAOA.com, 2 September 2020.

Anon., Ohio governor delays more executions amid drug shortate, The Blade, 4 September 2020.Danny Abramov, COVID-19 vs [illicit] drugs. How pandemic affected drug business, business, Financial Buzz, 2 September 2020

Sarah Zhang, COVID-19 Research is facing a monkey shortage, The Atlantic, 31 August 2020. See also here

Grace Turner, U Michigan researchers use AI to ensure suppy chain can support COVID-19 treatments, vaccine, DBusiness Magazine, 31 August 2020.

Maia Anderson, FDA finds impurities [nitrosamines] in antibiotics [rifampin etc], says it won’t seek recalls [to avoid shortage], Becker’s Hospital Review, 28 August 2020.

Al Heller, Can patients be part of the drug shortages solution, Pharmacy Practice News, 27 August 2020. (on the Drug Substitution Tool )

Anon, US surpasses 6 million COVID-19 cases whilst the world trend is down, The Taiger [COVID has worsened drug shortage], 27 August 2020.

Kari Oakes, FDA addresses nitrosamines in TB drugs, RAPS, 26 August 2020.

Michael Gibney, COVID-19 panic buying adds to already strained drug supply at US hospitals, S & P GLobal Market Intelligence, 25 August 2020.

Michael Mezher, FDA delays collection of drug manufacturing volume data, RAPS, 24 August 2020.

Bryan Statham, How Trump plans to lower prescription drug costs before 2020 election, Employee Benefit Advisor, 24 August 2020.

John Murphy, Critical drug shortages caused by COVID-19, MDLinx, 21 August 2020.

Brooke Seipel, FDA creates first ever medical supply shortage list including masks swabs and ventilators, The HIll, 14 August 2020. See also here

Andrew Welsh-Huggins. Hundreds of Ohioans blast decision to ban drug [hydroxychloroquine] for virus [pharmacy board reversed decision], 14 Local 12, August 2020. See also here

Ginnea Correa, Dsuvia [a powerful opioid] makers believe it could save lives, despite FBI warnings, Addiction Center, 13 August 2020.

Lou Kennedy, Return production of medications and medical supplies to US, Post and Courrier, 13 August 2020

Brian Kaberline, Pfizer plant in Kansas will produce Gilead’s remdesivir, BIz Journal, 10 August 2020.

Johnathan Corum et al., Coronavirus drug and treatment tracker, New York Times, 10 August 2020.

Jack Ole Pitsu, This new order of Trump became a problem for India, OBN, 9 August 2020.

Keith Bowman, Hikma Pharma – a Covid-19 winner [US FDA drug shortage assistance award 2016], Interactive Investor ii.co.uk, 7 August 2020.

Berkley Lovelace, Trump sign executive order requiring drug companies to buy ‘essential’ drugs from US companies, CNBC, 6 August 2020. See also here and here

Angus Liu, House Dems launch probe into Kodak’s unexpected $765M drug manufacturing loan from the feds, , 6 August 2020/

Chun Wei-Yap, Pandemic lays bare US reliance on China for drugs, Wall Street Journal, 5 August 2020.

Kate Morgan, What these 5 drug shortages say about pandemic life [anxiety, insomnia, chronic conditions, hydroxychloroquine], Elemental, 5 August 2020.

Rachel Polansky, Increased demand for antidepressants causes shortage; experts say don’t painic, WKYC, 3 August 2020. See also here

AP, Kodak lands loan to bolster facility in Minnesota and promote US produced drug supply, KSTP, 28 July 2020. See also here and here

Al Tompkins, Hospitals are pleading for more remdesivir, Poynter, 29 July 2020. See also here and here and here

Marc H. Scheetz et al., A pharmacokinetics approach to navigating hydroychloroquine shortages in patients with rheumatic disease during COVID-19 pandemic, ACR Wiley, 29 July 2020.

Fraser Kansteiner, Fresenius Kabi recalls 2 lots of scarce ICU sedative over potenial lidocaine contamination. Fierce Pharma, 28 July 2020.

Melissa Klein, Cuomo’s covid-only hospital ran short on PPE, meds, New York Post, 25 July 2020.

Jeff Mason et al, Trump signs orders to lower drug prices, including by importing from Canada, Global News, 24 July 2020. See also here and hereand here

Daniel Kevles, The scandal of our drug supply, NY Review of Books, 23 July 2020. Review of Katherine Eban,  Bottle of Liesthe inside story of the generic drug boom. Harper Collins, 2019

Kay Granger (R-TExas) Securing American superiority: How the US in countering the rise of China, The HIll 23 July 2020.

Taylor Andres, What can COVID-19 teach us about drug shortages during a global emergency, UPMIC, 23 July 2020

Sally C. Pipes, Why Trump administration should say goodbye to Buy America, Washington Times, 23 July 2020.

Anon., Premier recommends FDA DEA reforms to prevent drug shortages, Business Wire, 23 July 2020. Also here and here

Joshua Tehee, Tribal casinos remain open; drug, bed shortage at hospitals, Fresno Bee, 22 July 2020.

David Dayen, Monopolies are why salt and water in a bag became a scarce item, American Prospect, 22 July 2020. See also here

Joshua Tehee, Central San Joaquin Valley…drug bed shortages,  Fresno Bee, 21 July 2020. See also here

Jordan Hayden, Oklahoma U discuss COVID-19, shortages in livestream, OU Daily, 21 July 2020.

Chandran Shalgar, Pandemic impact on healthcare supply chain management, 2News, 21 July 2020.

[International] Anon., COVID-19 health care supply chain problems need for real-time data flow, Dev Discourse, 19 July 2020.

Jacquie Lee, Virus drug hoarding prompts calls for accessible data, Bloomberg Law, 17 July 2020.

Emerald Morrow, Hospitals face tough decisions with limited supplies of remdeivir, WTSP Tampa Bay Florida, 17 July 2020. Also here and here and here

Nicole Reynolds, What can the antibiotic shortage tell us about weatherng API supply disruptions, BioProcess Online, 17 July 2020.

Anon., US govt to grant Phlow Corporation up to $812M for COVID manufacturing; bringing pharma home or profiting from pandemic?, Pharmaceutical Technology.com, 16 July 2020.

Anon. [Shortage of solutions for dry eyes owing to API from China] Ophthalmology drugs market survey report 20203wNews, 16 July 2020.

Anna Edney, Saline shortage feared with hurricane season threatening production, Bloomberg, 16 July 2020.

Jason Delgado, Gov DeSantis suggests hospitals use too much remdesivir, Florida Politics, 16 July 2020.

Shira Stein, Trump team orders $16 million in ICU drugs for virus fight, Bloomberg Law, 14 July 2020. See also here.

Matthew Thomas, Shortage of drugs due to pandemic resulting in more overdose deaths, ABC, 14 July 2020.

Susan Brink, What happens when a pandemic and an epidemic [HIV] collidea, OPB, 14 July 2020/

Cindy Krischer Gordon, South Florida hospitals facing critical COVID supply shortages, South FLorida Sun-Sentinel, 14 July 2020.

Melina Druga, Rep. Cartwright to co-sponsor medical legislation, Penn Biz Report, 14 July 2020.

Amy Kennedy, COVID-19 pandemic and adherence to therapy. What can pharmacists do? Pharmacy Times, 14 July 2020.

Jim Stevenson, How real time pharmacy intelligence can protect against COVID-19 and identify emerging trends, MedCity News, 13 July 2020.

Jared S. Hopkins, Hospitals stock up on Covid-10 drugs to prepare for second wave in fall, Wall Street Journal, 13 July 2020. See also here

Emily Bohatch, Prisma Health in SC could face COVID-19 treatment shortage, The State, 12 July 2020. See also here

Anon., Relatives cry out for scarce COVID medications, Explica, 12 July 2020. See also here

Laura McCauley, Sen Rebecca Millet [Maine] calls on US govt to use power to make medicine affordable for all [essential medicines, price controls, patent jumping, ramping up manufacture], The Beacon, 10 July 2020.

Kristin Jensen, Civica enlists Novartis to produce generic injectable drugs, Biopharma Dive, 9 July 2020.

Matthew Causey, Nephron Pharmaceutical Corp expanding operations, 1063 Radio, 9 July 2020.

Marie Rosenthal, Shortages of drugs for patients on ventilators persist, Genreal Surgery News, 3 July 2020.

Dian Zhang, A cheap sterioid in shortage after increased demand, USA Today 2 July 2020.

Stephanie Collier, What you should do in a psychiatric medication shortage, Health Harvard, 2 July 2020.

Anon., Local hospitals face shortage of remdesivir, KGNS, 2 Juy 2020. See also here

Anon., LogicStream installs the drug diversion app at several health system innovation partner sites, Yahoo Finance, 30 June 2020.

Sara Heath, Drug Costs, Patient activation spur foreign medication purchases, Patient Engagement, 30 June 2020.

Barbara Beers, Animal drug compounding market worldwide, Adify Media, 30 June 2020.

Anon., Market for compounded drugs needs greater transparency and regulatory certainty, PEW Trust, 29 June 2020

Olivia Rubin et al., US likely to see shortage of pharmaceutical drugs if coronavirus outbreak continues, ABC News 27 June 2020. See also here herehere here and here

Cathie Anderson, Sacramento, Yolo counties run out of key coronavirus drug [remdesivir], Sacramento Bee, 27 June 2020/

Alex Kasic, Providers push for onshoring PPE, pharmaceutical production, Modern Health Care, 26 June 2020.

Ed Silverman, Hospitals see shortages of a cheap steroid that could help treat COVID-19, STAT News, 25 June 2020. See also here

Mari Edlin, Another consequence of COVID-19 a worsening of drug shortages, Managed Healthcare, 24 June 2020. See also here

James Augustine, The EMS drug shortage problem continues, JEMS, 23 June 2020.

Michael DePeau Wilson, Shortages of critical ICU drugs lead to new waste reduction recommendations, OR Management News, 23 June 2020.

Katherine E. Macdonald, Pilot study in drug shortages evaluates oncology patient awareness, Pharmacy Times, 23 June 2020.

Eli Cahan, Drug recently shown to reduce coronavirus death risk could run out, experts warn, Science Mag, 21 June 2020.

Al Heller, The wholesaler and the health system: a powerful COVID-19 partnership, Pharmacy Practice News [puffery for McKesson], 17 June 2020.

Marie Rosenthal, COVID-19 is slowing but shortages still seen in ventilator drugs, IDSE, 17 June 2020.

Kate Kelland et al, Steroid drug hailed as breakthrough for seriously ill COVID-10 patients, WTVB, 16 June 2020.

Baker McKenzie, Compliance with medical product shortage reproting requirements, Lexology, 16 June 2020. See also here.

Christopher Cheney, Ethical framework for allocating scare medications, Health Leaders Media, 15 June 2020.

Melanie Payne, Florida hoarding unproven COVID treatment, News Chief, 13 June 2020/

Stefany Valderrama, Pharmacist says drug supply chain interrupted by many factors amid outbreak, WPEC, 12 June 2020. See also here

Andria Cheng, Consumers are less willing to buy Made in China, Forbes, 11 June 2020.

Dian Zhang, Coronarvirus and FDA drug shortage list, USA Today, 10 June 2020.

Anon., COVID deepens the other opioid crisis: a shortage of hospital painkillersin US, BD News 24, 10 June 2020. See also here

Christopher Fanelli et al., Five key takeaways from the enate hearing on FDA oversight of foreign drug manufacturing, JD Supra, 6 June 2020

AP, Ohio Governor delays 3 more executions, US News, 6 June 2020. See also here here here  here here and here

Anon., ISMP warns of medication safety issues with critical care drug products [imports] Pharmacy Times, 5 June 2020.

Hogan Lovells, FIve key takeaways from the Senate hearing on FDA oversight of foreign drug manufacturing [make more in USA] Lexology, 4 June 2020.

Andrew G Shuman et al. Preparing for COVID-19 drug shortages, Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 3 June 2020. See also here here here and here.

Karen Blum, NYU LAngone’s lessons learned while fighting COVID-19 pandemic, Pharmacy Practice News, 3 June 2020.

Eric Boehm, Panic about China cutting off American’s COVID-19 drug supply was fake news, Reason, 3 June 2020.

Anon. How ambulatory surgery centers can benefit from pharma outsourcing facilities, Beckers, 2 June 2020.

Anthony Lakavage, Covid-19 ha exposed cracks in the global medicines supply chain, Stat, 2 June 2020.

Al Heller, Can patients be part of the drug shortages solution? [tool for substitutes], Pharmacy Technology Report, 1 June 2020. See also here.

Keith Conaboy, Coronavirus anxiety has led to a Zoloft shortage, The Cut, 1 June 2020. See also herehereherehereherehere,  herehere herehere  here here here and here

FDA Reporting and Mitigating Animal Drug shortages, guidelines, May 2020. See also here.

Daniel Hu, Pharmacology 1010: the hype with hydroxychloroquine, EMS World, 31 May 2020. See also here

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, America’s pharmaceutical supply and payment chain collaborating to promote undisrupted access to medications, [press release] Insurance News Net, 30 May 2020.

Yasmeen Abutaleb et al, Trump administration mishandled initial distribution of remedies for coronavirus treatment [remdesivir], Washington Post, 28 May 2020.

Drew Calvert, How to keep supply chains reliable when the world’s upended, Stanford Buisness, 28 May 2020. See also here, Ohio demands

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Study [Vaduganathan M et al] finds surge [of 2000%] in hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine prescriptions during COVID-19, AAAS Science News, 28 May 2020. See also hereherehere

Homa Bash, How to save money on your prescription drugs during the pandemic, News 5 Cleveland, 28 May 2020.

David J.Neal, Boehringer INgelheim taking Aggrenox [anti-stroke drug] off the market, Miami Herald, 27 May 2020.

Jenni Spinner, Latest FDA Covid-19 update, Outsourcing pharma, 27 May 2020.

Maia Anderson, FDA updates temporary drug compounding policies, Becker’s, 26 May 2020.

Aislinn Antrim, Drug anufacturers must increase transparency during pandemic, Pharmacy Times, 25 May 2020.

Dian Zhang, Hydroxychloroquine in short supply for lupus patients who need i: angry disappointed and scared, USA Today, 23 May 2020. [Vizient says demand increase in April up 17 times] See also here.

Sai Balasubramanian, 3 shortages that may potentially occur due to future waves of coronavirus [PPE, drugs, food], Forbes, 22 May 2020.

Kari Oakes, FDA updates COVID-19 compounding guidance with reporting clarification, RAPS, 22 May 2020

Michael De-Peau Wilson, Shortages of critical ICU drugs lead to new ewaste reduction recommendations, General Surgery News, 21 May 2020.

Anon., Congress pushes for return of pharmaceutical supply chains, Voice of America via Big News Network, 20 May 2020. See also here and here

Storm Gifford, Behar says Trump’s serving up coronavirus drug lies, New York Daily News, 19 May 2020. See re announcement prompting shortages here here and here.

Didi Martinez et al., Trump admin taps startup to build nation’s first stockpile of key drug ingredients [Phlow Corp in partnership with Civica Rx a dozen drugs], NBC News, 19 May 2020. See also here, cheering herehere; skepticism here

Nathaniel Weixel et al, Trump says he’s been taking hydroxychloroqine despite safety concerns, The Hill, 18 May 2020.

Sohini Das, Huge scope for Indian pharma as FDA eases drug scrutiny over shortage in US, Business Standard, 19 May 2020.

Divya Rajagopal, USFDA looks for ways to speed up plant inspections, Economic Times, 16 May 2020.

Hope Yen, VA to keep usig unproven COVID-19 drug promoted by Trump, Time, 16 May 2020.

Steffan Schmidt, Does America have too much regulation? The Gazette, 14 May 2020. [protectionist!]

Shawn Radcliffe, Remdesivir may help treat Covid-19, so who gets it first? Healthline, 13 May 2020. See also here and here

Gina Shaw, PBMs and the run on hydroxychloroqine [easing], Specialty Pharmacy, 13 May 2020.

Madlen Davies, Stretched, secret supply chains hold Covid-19 patients lives in the balance, Bureau of investigative journalism, 12 May 2020. see also here

Bob Bowman et al, Low and middle income countries struggle with access to essential medicines, Supply Chain Brain, 12 May 2020.

Susan Ringdal et al, Hikma responds to COVID-19 shortage with launch of propofol injectable emulsion, press release, PRN Newswire, 12 May 2020.

Sian Lazel, FDA designates key role to firms in drug shortage reporting guidance, Animal Pharm, 11 May 2020. See also here and here and here

Zachary Brennan, FDA reports more shortages of drugs to put COVID-19 patients on ventilators, Endpoints, May? [13 April?] 2020. See also here

Anon., As supply chain unravels amidst COVI-19 PBMs fear medication shortages are next, Yahoo Finance, 10 May 2020.

Sarah Owermohle, Chaotic rollout of redemsivir frustrates doctors, Politico, 8 May 2020.

Anon., Medivant launches pharma mfg., ops in US [Tailstorm Health, in AZ], Contract Pharma, 8 May 2020.

Ana Radelat, Coronavirus drug remdesivir scarce in Connecticut, CT Mirror, 7 May 2020. See also here

Anon., Pandemic exposes drug supply shortages doctors have grappled with for more than two decades, CBS News, 7 May 2020.

Anon. FDA issues guidelines on animal drug shortages, Feedstuffs, 7 May 2020

Rachel Sachs et al., Importing prescription drugs from Canada– legal and practical problems with the Trump administration’s proposal, New England J Med., 7 May 2020.

Anon., Pandemic leading to illegal drug shortages: UN report, ABS CBN News, 6 May 2020. See also herehere here here and here

Rachel Bucchino, CVS profits surge during pandemic, The Hill, 6 May 2020.

Timothy Smith, COVID-19 casts a new light on an old problem-drug shortages, American Medical Association, 6 May 2020. See also herehere and here

Maia Anderson, FDA adds heartburn drug [famotidine] being tested to treat COVID-19 to shortage list, Beckers, 6 May 2020. See also here and here

Alston and Bird, Examining the drug supply chain, JD Supra, 5 May 2020. See also herehere

Laura Dyrda, 109 drugs on the FDA shortage list, Becker’s, 5 May 2020.

Jeff Lagasse, Drug shortage management strategies are needed during COVID-19 pandemic, Healthcare Finance, 5 May 2020.

Maia Anderson, 6 federal pharmacy policy changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Becker’s, 1 May 2020.

Mike Platania, New Richmond pharma startup [Phlow] aims to shore up US generic drug supply, Richmond Biz Sense, 1 May 2020.

Press release, Premier Inc: As COVID-19 caes spike demand for drugs used to treat related co-morbid conditions also soars, Associated Press, 30 April 2020.

Maia Anderson, Compounding pharmacy alliance launches website connecting hospitals to outsourcing facilities, Beckers, 30 April 2020. See also here

Maia Anderson, Timeline on the malaria drug that became a front running COVID-19 treatment, Beckers, 30 April 2020.

Alyssa Roberts, Governor: State’s $800K hydroxychloroquine purchase refunded in fall, KJZZ, 29 April 2020.

Maia Anderson, Amazon, Walgreens, CVS face shortage of heartburn drug [famotidine] being tested as COVID-19 treatment, Beckers, 29 April 2020. See also here and here and here

Sandhya Rahman, Painkillers, sedatives in short supply during COVID-19 pandemic, Roll Call, 29 April 2020.

Royce DuBiner et al, Pharmacy developments related to COVID-19 testing and compounding of critical drugs, McGuire Woods LLP, JD Supra, 28 April 2020. See also here and here.

Bruce Buckley, COVID-19 triggers spike in ICU Delirium, Pharmacy Practice News, 28 April 2020. refers to Helms et al, 15 April below. See also here

MIT, press release: Study analyzes contamination in drug manufacturing, EurekAlert, 27 April 2020.

Samuel Jeremy Faust, Medication shortages are the next crisis, The Atlantic, 27 APril 2020 [Ahem! — we already have them!]

Graham Rapier, People are buying a heartburn medication [famotidine] … leading to shortage, Business Insider, 27 April 2020. See also herehereand here.

Nancy Crotti, Next COVID 18 device shortage? infusion pumps, Medical Design and OUtsourcing, 27 April 2020.

Rick Mullin, COVID-19 is reshaping the pharmaceutical supply chain, C&EN, 27 April 2020. See also here herehere and here

Timothy Taylor, Some thought on US pharmaceutical prices and markets, BBN Times, 26 April 2020.

Emily Henderson, Shortage of coronavius “cure” puts pregnant lupus sufferers and their babies at risk, News Medical Life Sciences, 25 April 2020. See also here and hereobjections to controls

Shira Stein, HHS stocking up on drugs at risk of shortage due to COVID-19, Bloomberg Law, 24 April 2020.

Graeme Bruce, Charting the run on Tylenol during the COVID-19 pandemic,  YouGov, 24 April 2020.

Jenyne Donaldson, COVID-19 pandemic leads to shortage of asthma medications, FOX, 23 April 2020.

Sara E. Teller, What happens when an epidemic [opioid abuse] and a pandemic counteract each other, Legal Reader, 23 April 2020.

Ram Prasad Sahu, Drug shortages in US market compliance gains positive for pharma exporters, Business Standard, 23 April 2020.

Bethany Rodgers, Utah has already ordered $800 million of malaria drugs..unproven COVID treatment, Salt Lake Times, 23 April 2020. see also here and refunded here

Stuart Henderson, Addressing the pharma supply chain problem during COVID-19, MedCity News, 22 April 2020. See also here

Kit Check Hospital Pharmacy operations … theft by colleagues, shortages top problem, Yahoo Finance, 21 April 2020.

Will Callan, Will US drug supplies meet demand if Michigan sees a second surge? Detroit Free Press, 20 April 2020.

Austin Sarat, Death penalty states won’t turn over scarce COVID-19 drugs, Slate, 20 April 2020. See re experts ask for drugs

Reed Abelson et al., An overlooked possibly fatal coronavirus crisis: a dire need for kidney dialysis, New York Times, 18 April 2020.

Dave Lieber, Here’s one reason medical costs are high: we have shortages, and made in America isn’t working [GPOs], Dallas News, 17 April 2020.

Jessie Hellman, STD antibiotic (AZT) faces shortages after Trump promotes it as coronavirus treatment, The Hill, 16 April 2020.

Julie Helms et al [letter] Neurologic features in severe SARS-COV-2 infection, New England Journal of Medicine, 15 April 2020.

Kaitlin Folmer et al, Critical intubation drugs still in short supply in NYC coronavirus fight, ABC News, 15 April 2020. see also herehereherehereimprovementherehere

Elie Bahou, How Providence is responding to medication shortages and tips to manage drug supply, Beckers Hospital Review, 15 April 2020 [includes an essential medicines list]

Eric Russell, Maine doctors prescribing drugs unproven against CoVID-19, Sun Journal, 14 April 2020.

AP, Ohio governor delays 3 more executions amid drug shortage, US News 14 April 2020. See also hereherehere

Anon., Medication shortages cause concerns over prescription drug price gouging, Senior Citizens League, Yahoo, 13 April 2020.

Meghna Rao, Rheumatologists may face ethical dilemma with HCQ shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rheumatology Advisor, 13 April 2020.

Anakha Srikanth, Doctors ask for death penalty drugs to treat coronavirus patients, Changing America, 13 April 2020. See also here.

Anon. Asthma doctors fear inhaler shortage, KSAT.com, 11 April 2020. See also here.

Dan Diamond, Inside America’s 2 decade failure to prepare for coronavirus, Politico, 11 April 2020.

Lalit k. Jha, Generic drug costs for US consumers rise due to overdependence on China, Outlook, 11 April 2020.

Sarah Owermohle, America’s new opioid crisis, Politico, 10 April 2020. See also here

Madlen Davis et al, Drug shortages put worst hit COVID-19 patients at risk [ventilator drugs], Bureau of Investigative Journalism, 9 April 2020. See also here here and here

Joshua Resnick, The ventilator shortage is here; the medication shortage is next, Washington Post, 9 April 2020. See also hereherehereherehere

Regina Lohr et al, How pharmacists can navigate the shortages of criticial COVID-19 drugs, Advisory Board, 9 April 2020.

Anon., Hospitals facing drug shortages, 10 Boston, 9 April 2020.

Alfred Kim, FDA approves hydroxychloroquine new drug application to address COVID-19 related shortage, Healio, 8 April 2020.

Joanne S. Eglovitch, US FDA clarifies compounding policies…drug shortages, Pink Sheet, 8 April 2020. See also here and here and here

Zachary Brennan, ERC offers antitrust reassurances to Generic drug makers cooperating on shortages, RAPS, 8 April 2020.

Niesha Griffiths, Drug shortages: supply chain and pharmacies during COVID-19, Journal of Clinical Pathways, podcast 7 April 2020.

Kyle Blankenship, Johnson & Johnson post remporary shortage of Tylenol amid heightened demand, Fierce Pharma, 7 April 2020.

Esther K. Choo et al., Medication shortages suring the COVID-19 crisis, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 6 April 2020.

Olga Torres, Trump keeps putting the lives of lupus patients at risk; The coronavisus doesn’t mean lupus patients don’t need their medications, New York Times, 6 April 2020. See also hereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere

Peter Baker et al., Trump’s aggressive advocacy of malaria drug for treating coronavirus divides medical community, New York Times, 6 April 2020.

James Hamblin, Why does the president keep pushing a malaria drug, The Atlantic, 6 April 2020.

Kyle Blankenship, FDA’s Hahn: no sign China has affected US drug supply during coronavirus pandemic, Fierce Pharma, 6 April 2020.

Ann Begley et al, CARES act provisions impact drug, device and food manufacturers and suppliers, Morgan Lewis JD Supra, 6 April 2020 see also hereherehere

Evie Fordham, FDA commissioner calls for redundancy in health manufacturing, Fox Business, 5 April 2020.

Olivia Messer, The next coronavirus shortage that could kneecap our medical system, Daily Beast, 5 April 2020.

Jennifer Weaver, Governor disples rumors about the state taking over the distribution of hydroxchloroquine. KUTV, 5 April 2020. See also here

Sophie Tatum, US faces shortages of drugs that could be possible treatments for coronavirus, ABC News, 3 April 2020. a protest, See also here

Sarah Turnbull, 3M says Trump halting mask exports to Canada has ‘significant humanitarian implications,’ CTV News, 3 April 2020. See also here re Canada, Brazil and Germany

David Kracov et al, Update on medical products shortage reporting:what manufacturers need to know about FDA…CARES act, Arnold & Porter, 3 April 2020. See also here

Knuval Sheikh, Essential drug supplies [ICU sedatives] for virus patients are running low, New York Times, 2 April 2020. See also herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere

Anon., Du cash sur le tarmac:les Américans rachetent les masques destinés pour la France, Paris Match, 2 April 2020. Denied by Washington

Chad Landmon et al, Virus heightens importance of drug shortage reports to FDA, Law 360, 2 April 2020.

Victoria Kickham, Healthcare supply chain preps for drug shortages, DC Velocity, 2 April 2020.

Lyndsey Holmes et al., FDA and State boards of pharmacy react to COVID-19, Baker Hostetler JD Supra, 2 April 2020.

Anon., US FDA says malaria drugs in shortage as coronavirus drives up demand, Reuters, 1 April 2020. See also herehere

Kaitlin Folmer et al, Doctors fear shortage of drug critical to ventilator treatment for coronavirus, ABC News, 1 April 2020. See also herehereherehereherehere

Anon., To prevent drug shortages AG Grewal imposes emergency statewide restirctions on certani prescription medications, Insider NJ, 30 March 2020. DOCTORS AND DENTISTS self-prescribing. Feh! See also herehere.

FDA, CDER’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Secutiry Act (CARES act) Drug shortage mitigation efforts, 27 March 2020.

Robert Roos, experts say COVID-19 will likely lead fo US drug shortages, CIDRAP, University of Minnesota, 27 March 2020. Press release See also here.

Zachary Brennan, Coronavirus relief includes OTC drug user fee program, RAPS, 27 March 2020.

Zachary Brennan, Notifying FDA of shortages during the pandemic, RAPS, 27 March 2020 [still only one drug affected]

Emily Tasker et al. Medical supply chains are fragile in the best of times and COVID-19 will test their strength, The Street, 26 March 2020. See also here.

Trisha McCauley, Michigan pharmacists worried about shortage as doctors wrongfully prescribe medication [hydroxy chloroquine], WWMT, 26 March 2020.

Holly Strom et al., Commentary biggest threat of coronavirus could be ito medicine supply, US News, 25 March 2020.

Stacey Torres, Stop hoarding hydroxychloroquine, many Americans including me, need it, Washington Post, 24 March 2019. See also herehere,herehere,  hereherehereherehere,  hereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere here

Sander Flaum, The next big thing in pharma might not be something you like, MM and M, 24 March 2020. [on Civica Rx]

Juliana Tatelbaum, US drug shortage fears grow as India locks down due to coronavirus, CNBC, 24 March 2020.

Jeané Franceen, FDA warns of potential drug shortages, ArkLaTex, 24 March 2020.

Jianlin Song, FDA’s role in battling COVID-19, Part 1,  National Law Review, 23 March 2020.

Jeffrey Cook, Critical inhaler medication shortage looms as coronavirus cases soar, ABC News, 23 March 2020.

Molly Burgess, Airgas ramping up production [of O2] in response to coronavirus, Gasworld, 22 March 2020.

Lauren Hirsch, Trump aide Peter Navarro slams Big Pharma’s lobbying against Buy America executive order, CNBC, 19 March 2020.

Michael Erman, Potential coronavirus treatment  [hydroxychloroquine] touted by Trump already in shortage, pharmacists say Reuters, 19 March 2020. See also herehere, here, here

Briana Supardi, Capital regions hospitals ration COVID-10 tests amid supply shortage, 6 News, 19 March 2020.

Jacob Heilbrunn, The next coronavirus nightmare: there’s a drug shortage on the horizon, National Interest, 18 March 2020. [Ahem! we already have drug shortages!]

Natalie Rhodes, Corruption and the coronavirus, Transparency International, 18 March 2020.

Emily Holden, US prescription drug shpply chains face coronavirus stress test, The Guardian, 17 March 2020.

Kelly Roberts,  FDA keeps close eye onpossible drug shortage in US, WMC, 17 March 2020.

Tony Hagen, FDA Overseas inspection policy is concerning, says biosimilars patent attorney, Center for Biosimilars, 17 MArch 2020

Janet Woodcock et al., Quality: the often overlooked critical element for assuring access to safe and effective drugs, Health Affairs, 13 March 2020.

Jacquie Lee, FDA can’t do enough to ease medical shortages, experts worry, Bloomberg Law, 13 March 2020.

Olivia Webb, Why can’t American make its own medicines? Buzz Feed, 13 March 2020.

Barnini Chakraborty, China hints at denying Americans life-saving coronavirus drugs, WDRB and Fox, 13 March 2020.

Tim Nail, Auburn retailers face hand sanitizer shortage, Auburn Plainsman, 14 March 2020.

Alexandra Harney, China’s coronavirus-induced supply chain woes fan concerns of possible drug shortages, Reuters, 11 March 2020. See also NPRhere, and here.

Comment from Government of Canada on proposed FDA rule re importation of drugs [it is opposed], Canadian Embassy Washington DC, 10 March 2020. American Pharmacists agree

Sheila Kaplan and Katie Thomas, FDA halts overseas inspection of drugs and devices, citing coronavirus, New York Times, 10 March 2020.

Jacquie Lee, Lawmakers want FDA chief to detail drug shortage amid outbreak, Bloomberg Law, 10 March 2020. See also herehere and here[Romney support].

Office of Sen. Mark Warner, Warner sounds alarm on US dependence on foreign made pharmaceuticals, Bristow Beat, 10 March 2020.

Anon., A list of 30 drugs in short supply in US USA Today, 10 March 2020. See also here

Editorial, Drug shortage warning serves as wake-up call [to decrease reliance of foreign suplliers], Independent, 10 March 2020. See also here

Anon., Inside the ‘secret’ warehouse where Mass Gen has stocked up for a pandemic, Advisory Board, 9 March 2020. See also here.

Maia Anderson, Coronavirus prompts fears of respiratory drug shortage, Beckers, 9 March 2020.

Bowman Cox, Drug shortage legislation gains support as coronavirus threatens US supplies [to enhance transparency, to empower FDA to enforce greater pharma reporting standards, and to identify and correct vulnerabilities in supply chains], Pink Pharma Intelligence, 9 March 2020. See also herehere.

Caitlin Owens et al., Inside the Trump administration’s coronavirus drug delay [Gilead’s Remdesivir for clinical trial in  China], Axios, 7 March 2020.

Dylann Cohn-Emery, Novel coronavirus impedes travel among oncologists, but they remain undaunted [meetings cancelled; drug supply watched, Targeted Oncology, 7 March 2020.

Richard Hudson, Bill Preventing Drug Shortages Act, press release, 5 March 2020, supporters herehere

Maia Anderson, US House forms supply chaing caucus amid coronvirus outbreak, Beckers, 6 March 2020.

Hristina Byrnes et al., 30 drugs in short supply in the US right now [probably many more and there’s no sign that any are linked to COVID-19], 24/7 Wall St, 6 March 2020.

Anon.,  COVID-19: Big pharma confident on supply chain, Pharma Letter, 6 March 2020.

Nathan Bomey, Coronavirus spurs fears of drug shortages, Antibiotics may be risk, USA Today, 6 March 2020. See also herehereherehereherehere.

Maia Anderson, Public Citizen slams the FDA for not identifying drug in coronavirus shortage, Beckers, 5 March 2020.

Anon., [ ADVERTISEMENT] Logic Stream Health offers eary warning of drug shortages to help health systems manage through coronavirus, Business Wire, 5 March 2020.

Anon at Morrison & Forster LLP, FDA working to address 2019 novel coronavirus supply chain, JD Supra, 4 March 2020. Three part article — other parts linked at site.

Alex Fang et al, US officials warn of masks and drug shortages as deaths hit 9, Nikkei Asian Review, 4 March 2020.

Maia Anderson, Top 10 pharma companies by revenue, Beckers, 4 March 2020.

Zachary Brennan, FDA’s Hahn addresses coronavirus test capacity, drug shortages at Senate hearing, Regulatory Focus, 3 March 2020.  See also here

Derrick Gingery, Coronavirus may boost policy efforts to enhance US drug medical supply production, Pink Pharma, 3 March 2020.

Reuters, Eli Lilly does not expect drug shortages due to Coronavirus, New York Times, 3 March 2020. See also here

Gary Anderson et al, Drug shortage warning serves as a wake-up call, Fairmont Sentinel, 3 March 2020.

Anon., India’s Sun Pharma says shortage of hypertension drug in US [pindolol], Live Mint, 2 March 2020. See also herehere. Company says it does not source API from China.

Jared S. Hopkins, Big drugmakers warn about coronavirus impact on businesses, Wall Street Journal, 1 March 2020. See also hereherehere, and here

Raquel Martin, Bill [of Josh Hawley R-MO] would help FDA identify medical shortages WTAJ, 2 MArch 2020

Tahera Rahman, Some Austin patients stock up on prescriptions, … [fear of shortages], KXAN, 1 March 2020.

Jeff Poor, Rubio: We are going to have some prescription drug shortages as a result of coronavirus, Breitbart, 1 March 2020. [HELLO!!!!! USA already has lots of drug shortages owing to the way drug companies do business. “Poor” reporting, indeed] See also herehere

David Lazarus, FDA says shortages have begun, Los Angeles Times, 28 February 2020. See also NYTherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereForbeshereherehereherehereherehere

Stephen M. Hahn, Coronavirus supply chain update — 1 shortage, FDA, 27 February 2020. See also here

Anon., Coronavirus outbreak exposes faults in antibiotics pipelines, Bloomberg, 27 February 2020. See also hereherehereherehere

David Wild, US Drug supply yet another nCOV casualty, Specialty Pharmacy Continuum, 26 February 2020. See also herehere

Amy Wadas, Local hospitals lay out plans for possible coronavirus spread, CBS Local (Pittsburgh), 26 February 2020.

Alex Kacic, Unapproved Drug Initiative [UDI] adds up to $30 billion in healthcare costs, Modern Health Care, 26 February 2020.

Reuters, FDA identified 20 drugs with shortage risks due to coronavirus outbreak, 25 February 2020. See also herehere

David Dayden, Behind the Coronavirus threat, a middleman destroying prescription drug markets [GPOs], The American Prospect, 25 February 2020. See also interview with Zweig here

Megan Cerullo, How coronavirus in China could cause drug shortages in America, CBS News, 24 February 2020. see also herehereherehere

Caitlin Owens, Coronavirus threatens shortages of about 150 drugs [warning this report does not name its source and FDA refuses comment], Axios, 23 February 2020. See also here.

Ed Price, Trends affecting the generic drugs sector in 2020 [prices, raw materials], Contract Pharma, 21 February 2020.

Nivedihta Kohli, How to address the public health crisis of drug shortages, Pharmacy Times, 20 February 2020. [a good summary of the situation]

Eoin McSweeney, Drugmakers could be hit by the coronavirus: India is especially vulnerable, CNN, 19 February 2020.

Press release, Premier Inc [a GPO] Provide GXProgram partners with Pfizer Inc to provide Corvert and vincristine to providers [aka members], Yahoo Finance, 19 February 2020. See more self-serving claims of preventing shortages here and here.

Andrew Siddons, Coronavirus outbreak helps lawmakers make case on drug shortage bills, Roll Call, 19 February 2020.

University of Virginia, When life-saving drugs are scare, how do clinicians allocate them? [vincristine study], Mirage News, 15 February 2020.

Stephen M. Hahn, FDA’s actions in response to 2019 novel coronavirus at home and abroad, US FDA, 14 February 2020 [press release].

Aislinn Antrim, Health experts concerned coronavirus could lead to drug shortages, Pharmacy Times, 14 February 2020.

Marsha Blackburn, Coronarvirus outbreak exposes a weak link in the US drug supply chain, STAT, 14 February 2020.

Sarah Karlin-Smith, White House takes new approach to drug pricing in 2021 budget, Politico, 11 February 2020.

Zachs, 5 Stocks to watch as fatalities due to coronavirus rise, Nasdaq, 10 February 2020.

Cynthia Miller, Canadian drugs one stope close to being imported to New Mexico, Santa Fe New Mexican, 7 February 2020. See also here.

Sarah Karlin-Smith, FDA: no drug shortages reported because of coronavirus but situation ‘fluid,’ Politico, 7 February 2020.

Christine Blank, Coronavirus news roundup: mask shortages, drug develipment and FDA response, MJH life sciences, 7 February 2020.

Rena Conti et al. We still don’t know who makes this drug, Health Affairs, 7 February 2020.

Ethan Covey, Cost of ART continues to rise, Pharmacy Continuum, 7 February 2020. Cites JAMA article.

Frederick Ball et al., FDA revises policies and procedures for prioritization of ANDAs [abbreviated new drug applications], Duane Morris, 6 February 2020. See also here.

Samantha McGrail, New List of Essential drugs [by Vizient] shows hospital supply chain fragility, Rev Cycle, 6 February 2020. See also here.

David Wild, Will US drug supply be one more novel coronavirus casulaty [worried about APIs sourced from China], Specialty Pharmacy, 6 February 2020.

Molly Sprayregen, Coronavirus minformation on social media could cause a massive HIV drug shortage, LGBTQ Nation, 5 February 2020.

Jenni Fink, Health officials concerned ‘panic’ about coronavirus could leave HIV-postitive people without medicine, Newsweek, 4 February 2020.

Anon., On World Cancer Day Higgins calls for robust national investment in cancer research, Niagara Frontier Publications, 4 February 2020.

Brenna Goth et al., State drug-pricing laws hampered by resistence, lack of teeth, Bloomberg Law, 3 February 2020. [compare with Hedger report below]

Patrick Hedger, Trump administration expected to adopt socialized medicine drug price control scheme, Competitive Enterprise Institute, 3 February 2020. [right-wing analysis — with some bizarre correlations; compare with Goth et al above]

Assoc. Press, Ohio governor delays 3 more executions amid drug shortage, Lexington Herald Leader, 3 February 2020. See also here.

Allison Inserro, FDA revamps policy for prioritizing generic drug applications, Center for Biosimilars, 31 January 2020.

Brooke Hasch, Son’s cancer battle inspires Louisville surgeon to push for more immunotherapy research, WHAS, 30 January 2020.

Alex Kacik, Drug price inflation slows, but problems persist, Modern Health Care, 29 Januaary 2020.

Business Wire, New Vizient drug price forecast estimates 3.59% increase, Yahoo Finance, 29 January 2020. See also here and here.

Anon., Coronavirus is a threat to the global supply of medicines [citing Amesh Adalja at JHU], NewsDio, 29 January 2020. See also here. Denied (so far) here

Anon. Canada’s health market strategies against price run-up and drugs deficit, NetNewsLedger, 28 January 2020 [surprisingly, your webmaster is cited! Warning — lots of errors here]

Daniel A.Kracov et al. A new private right of action is created for refusals to provide drugs and biologics to certain product developers, Mondaq, 27 January 2020.

Anon. Vizient identifies [200] essential medications in hospitals and highlights fragility of supply chain [77 with no alternatives], Yahoo Finance, 27 January 2020. See also here.

Linda A. Johnson, Hospital group fights drug shortages by making needed meds, ABC News, 26 January 2020. See also herehere,

Maia Anderson, Drug shortages updates: 5 things to know, Becker’s Hospital Review, 24 January 2020.

Karen Blum, Drug shortages are inevitable so be prepared, Specialty Pharmacy Continuum, 24 January 2020.

ASHP, Drug shortages statistics, 2001-2019, 23 January 2020.

Cathie Anderson, Medical insurers try to end price gouging of generic drugs [insurers join nonprofit initiative  Civica Rx], Sacramento Bee, 23 January 2020. (See also here and here and here.)

Adam Beam, California could list common pain killer [acetaminophen] as carcinogen, CTV News, 21 January 2020.

Anon., Excedrin shortage possible after maker [GSK] pauses production, KMOV4, 21 January 2020. See also here.

Lynn McDonough, Combatting drug shortages, Regulatory Review, 21 January 2020.

Bilal Suleiman, Sandford Bismark receives first shipment of medication from Civica partnership, Bismark Tribune, 21 January 2020.

Kati Bui,The drug isn’t available so what now? Pharmacy Times, 20 January 2020.

David J. Neal, ADHA, cancer, schizophrenia drugs shortage, urinary medicine discontinued, FDA says, Miami Herald, 16 January 2020.

Anon., Civica Rx partners with Thermo Fisher to develop and manufacture drugs with a history of drug shortages, Yahoo, 16 January 2020. (Also here)

Anon., Seqens North America identifies trends affecting the generic drugs sector in 2020, Yahoo, 15 January 2020. [an industry perspective opposed to lowering or regulating drug prices]

Dave Herndon, Gary Peters year in review, Iosco News, 11 January 2020.

Mari Serebrov,  Rx price hikes not just a symptom of ‘greedy’ drug companies, Bioworld, 10 January 2020.

Caitlin Owens, California’s new plan to lower prices with a generic lable, Axios, 10 January 2020.

Donna Lee Yesner et al of Morgan Lewis, Congress to Pharma: Hand over those samples [but why would drugs in shortage be exempt?], Lexology, 8 January 2020.

Manesh R. Patel et al. Selecting a DOAC for VTE prophylaxis [during shortage], Pharmacy Times, 8 January 2020.

Kassandra Merritt, Doctor discusses possible pain killer shortage, KTBS News,  January 2020. See also here.

Anon. Medivent builds generic drug production facility in Chandler, AZ Big Media, 4 January 2020

Sarah Spindler et al., Addressing drug shortages in the United States [heparin], MD Magazine, 3 January 2020.

Robert Glatter et al., Frustration and disbelief over drug shortages, Medscape, 3 January 2020.

Marc Harrison, Civica could be a game changer for Utah patients, Deseret, 2 January 2020.

Michael Erman et al., Drugmakers from Pfizer to GSK to hik US prices on over 200 drugs, Reuters, 31 December 2019.

Michael S. Kirkbride, Infusion pharmacist expertise vital in helping manage IG shortages, Pharmacy Times, 29 December 2019.

Anon., Our view antibiotics shortage needs action, Eagle Tribune, 27 December 2019.

Karen Berger, How pharmacists alleviate primary care shortages, Drug Topics, 26 December 2019.

Gabriella Novello, DeGette presses Trump administration on shortage drug inspectors, Colorado Times Recorder, 23 December 2019.

Katey Cook, Ohio governor delays February execution admist drug shortage, WYMT News, 22 December 2019.

Robin Young, Wallowing in the mire of drug pricing, Orthopedics this week, 17 December 2019.

Melanie Mason, Democratic debate: The candidates’ healthcare plans, LA Times, 17 December 2019.

Mike Bassett, Clinical Challenge: Drug shortages and ALL [leukemia], Medpage Today, 13 December 2019.

Anon., Addressing the heparin drug shortage, Pharmacy Times, 13 December 2019.

Alexis Gorenstein, The cost of emergency medical services [in shortages], FOX, 12 December 2019.

Dan Gray, SSM Health Medical Minute–Civica Rx is combatting life-saving generic drug shortages, Fox, 11 December 2019.

Deja Bickham, Drug shortages [BCG] delay cancer treatment, FourStates Home page, 10 December 2019.

Anon., Congress just unveiled two new bills to compete with Pelosi’s drug pricing legislation, Advisory Board, 10 December 2019.

Anon., Civica Rx and Hikma announce shipments of heparin and seven other essential injectable medicines, Business Wire, 10 December 2019.[dexamethosone, naloxone, metoprolol, morphine, ondansetron, prochlorperazine, glycopyrrolate]. See also here.

Anon., Navigating through drug shortages in the Pharmacy, Pharmacy Times, 10 December 2019.

HCP Live Network, Causes of drug shortages in the United States, MD Mag, 6 December 2019. See also here.

Anon. Adressing the Heparin Drug shortage, MD Magazine 6 December 2019

Christine Simmonds, Drug shortages affect Maine, the nation,Knox Village Soup, 6 December 2019.

A.J.Wright, Quine with whiskey: An early American drug shortage, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News, 5 December 2019.

Paul Costello, “Frankly terrifying”; a podcast about drug shortages in the US [moral injury], Scope Blog Stanford University, 3 December 2019.

Raymond J. March, Only markets can alleviate drug shortages [blames govt regulations], Independent, 3 December 2019.

Anon., Vizient et al..to share insights about drug shortages at 2019 ASHP midyear clinical meeting, Business Wire, 3 December 2019. See also here.

Alia Paavola, Bladder cancer drug shortage has ’caused deaths,’ UPMC urologist says, Becker’s, 2 December 2019. See also here.

Robert K.Houton, White House and CLEAR leads epinephrine access effort, Daily Stock Dish, 1 December 2019.

Anon., As life-saving cancer drugs run short, patients suffer, Hoback Herald, 1 December 2019.

Meg Tirrell et al. Mounting drug shortages delay treatments for patients with bladder cancer, CNBC, 27 November 2019.

Deborah Cho et al, Ropes and Gray, DOJ’s Granston Memo and recent govenment dismissal of False Claims Act Case have significant implications for FDA-regulated entities, Lexology 27 NOvember 2018. See also here and here.

Anon., Drug shortages hitting veterans hard, Industry Global News, 25 November 2019.

Fred Bodimer, Civica delivers first shipment [vancomycin] to St Clare Hospital [Missouri], KMOX Radio, 25 November 2019.

Anon., [Mike] Kelly calls America’s shortage of cheaper insulin a public health emergency, Ripon Advance, 25 November 2019.

Shreyas Tanna, 2019 Marks a busy year in health systems [“shortages show signs of reducing…276, 282, and 265” in first 3 quarters] BioPharma press, 25 November 2019.

Karla Ray, National shortage of lifesaving drug [immunoglobulin] impacting central Florida families, WFTV, 22 November 2019.

Khatereh Calleja, Sen Collins’ Bill would address drug shortage, Portland Press Herald, 22 November 2019. See also here.

Stephanie Miceli, To improve public health, medicine regulators worldwide should collaborate, remove barriers to sharing information, News: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, 21 November 2019. Report.

Eric Palmer, Shortage of childhood cancer drug hot topic during Senate hearing for new head of FDA, Fierce Pharma, 21 November 2019.

Anon., Trump’s FDA nominee [Hahn] faces questions on drug prices, e-cigarettes and more, Advisory, 21 November 2019.

Ben Locwin, When life gives you lemons…raise your drug prices, Contract Pharma, 20 November 2019.

Roslyn Flaherty, Topsham resident denied drug to treat his bladder cancer, News Center Maine, 20 November 2019.

Lindsay Kohler et al, Drug shortages have monstrous effects on health care, Pharmacy Times, 21 November 2019.

Karen Blum, FDA to help with drug shortages, but manufacturers must supply solutions, Specialty Pharmacy Continuum, 19 November 2019.

Mark E. Lett, Downriver hospitals forced to deal with shortage of life-saving medication [immune globulin], News-Herald, 19 November 2019.

Patty Wight, Maine pharmacists say prescription drug shortage threatens patient safety, Maine Public, 18 November 2019. See also here re IowaIowa

Paula Cachero, Immune-compromised patients face devastating shortage of life-saving drug, Yahoo, 18 November 2019. See also here

James McElhatton, How profits disrupt the drug supply, US News, 15 November 2019.

Roslyn Flaherty, Maine Health feeling impact of drug shortage, News Center Main, 14 November 2019.

Jacquie Lee, Teva to sell cancer drug vincristine again after shortage backlash, Bloomberg Law, 13 November 2019. See also hereherehereherehereherehere and here

Maureen Testoni, Drug prices aren’t too low for Americans, letter. Wall Street Journal, 13 November 2019.

Anon., Several eyecare drugs in short supply, Invision, 13 November 2019.

Jason Gale, Deadly pig disease sparks fear of heart drug shortage [heparin], Bloomberg, 11 November 2019. See also here.

Zachary Brennan, Orphan drug [parathyroid hormone] recall leaves patients in the lurch, RAPS, 11 November 2019.

Robert K. Houton, White House and CLEAR (Coalition for Lifesaving Epinephrine Access and Responsibility) leads epinephrine access effort, Douglas Digital Daily, 8 November 2019.

Paul Goldberg, Purdue’s [DH] Thompson: Lomustine establishes proof of principle for resolving cancer drug shortages [continuous manufacturing], Cancer Letter, 8 November 2019. See also here.

Anon., Teva overnights generic Epipen to pharmacists amid shortage, Bloomberg Quint, 7 November 2019.

Patrick Hedger, With drug pricing, bipartisanship isn’t an excuse to violate the laws of economics, Real Clear Markets, 4 November 2019.

Holly Rosenkrantz, Patients face severe shortage of immune globulin, Washington Post, 4 November 2019. See also here, here

Gabrielle Martinez, It’s almost unfathomable in modern medicine: US hospitals running low o lifesaving drugs, Becker’s 4 November 2019.

Didi Martinez et al., US hospitals, FDA grapple with shortages of life-saving drugs, NBC News, 2 November 2019.

David R. Henderson et al., Sometimes drug prices are too low. Wall Street Journal, 31 October 2019.

Janet Woodcock, Safeguarding pharmaceutical supply chains in a global economy, Testimony House Committee on energy and commerce, Subcommittee on Health, US FDA, 30 October 2019.

Roni Caryn Rabin, US blames drug shortages on low prices and a ‘broken marketplace,” New York Times, 30 October 2019.

Anon., Ohio postpones next 2 executions over drug scarcity, Gephardt Daily, 2019. See also herehere, and here.

Sen. Susan Collins, Mitigating Emergency Drug Shortages Act, Congress, 29 October 2019. See also here, here and here.

Janet Woodcock, To help reduce drug shortages, we need manufacturers to sell quality not just medicine, FDA, 25 October 2019. See also the Report, and commentary here, here,  herehere, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here A Veterinary MA

Caitlin Owens, Cheap generic drugs face shortages and safety issues, Axios, 25 October 2019.

Sherise Rogers, Shortage of critical cancer drug forcing some children to go without, ABC News, 22 October 2019. See also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here and multiple other reports.

FDA, Drug Shortages: Root Causes and Potential Solutions: A Report by the Drug Shortages Task Force, October 2019.  See also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here.

Mari Edlin, Solving the drug shortage burden, Drug Topics, 22 October 2019.

Jennifer Barrett, Vincristine drug shortage concern for impact on pediatric patients with cancer, Pharmacy Times, 21 October 2019. See also here, here, here, and here.

A.J. Wright, Quinine with whiskey, an early American drug shortage, Anesthesiology News, 20 October 2019. See also here and here

Anon., Leahy, Sanders, Welch urge FDA to swiftly resolve critical drug recall [Natpara], VT Digger, 19 October 2019.

Victoria Forster, FDA deliveries of scarce childhood cancer drug due to resume later in October, Forbes, 17 October 2019. [Dozens of other local reports. See eg here, here, here and here

Sueri Moon, There are solutions to the global drug price problem [compulsory licensing, R and D incentives, Financial Times, 16 October 2019.

Maia Anderson, Generic drug approval haven’t signification increased despite FDA’s efforts study finds, Becker’s Hospital Review, 16 October 2019. See also here,

Eric Palmer, Pfizer scrambles to fill void after Teva stops making chemo drug [vincristine] often given to children, Fierce Pharma, 15 October 2019. See also nightmare situation, no suitable replacement,

Roni Caryn Rabin, Faced with a drug shortfall, doctors scramble to treat children with cancer, New York Times, 14 October 2019. See also here, here, and here.

Barbara Feder Ostroff et al, Califoria’s new transparency law shows staggering rise in wholesale drug prices, Los Angeles Times, 11 October 2019. See also here and here.

Kuo Jiao et al., Characteristics of recent generic drug approvals by US Food and Drug Administration, JAMA, 11 October 2019.

Sarah Owermohle, Access issues, drug shortages dictate pharmacy fills in Q3 Politico, 11 October 2019.

Michael Mezer, Have FDA’s generic approvals helped with competition? Researchers sy too early to tell, RAPS, 11 OCtober 2019.

Anon., Premier’s Provide Gx Program partners with Amphystar to provide sven shortage drugs, most in emergency, pre-filled syringes, Biospace Press Release, 8 October 2019. See also here and here.

Josh Sullivan, Teva temporarily padlocks a plant after FDA cites it for contamination, Endpoints, 4 October 2021.

Roni Caryn Rabin, Why lifesaving drugs may be missing from your next flight [epinephrine, atropine, dextrose, lidocaine], New York Times, 3 October 2019. See also here.

Maia Anderson, Airlines exempt from arrying lifesaving drugs due to shortages, Becker’s Hospital Review, 3 October 2019. See also here.

Wendy Leonard, Utah company [Civica] rolls out first affordable drugs to combat shortages, Deseret News, 2 October 2019. See also here.

Bill  H.R. 3, Lower drug prices now act, 2 October 2019.

Sarah Owermohle, Do big box pharmacies have better generic prices, Politico, 1 October 2019.

Anon., The Etherist Podcast: Hurricane Maria and the manufacturing process, Anesthesiology News, 1 October 2019.

Anon., FDA Letter confirms IG product shortage, Pharmacy Times, 30 September 2019.

Joshua Gagne, Popular heartburn drug ranitidine recalled, Harvard Health Publishing, 28 September 2019.

Shelley Lyford, A civic duty to improve access to generic pharmaceuticals, Health Affairs, 26 September 2019.

Anon., PeaceHealth addressing national drug shortages through Premier’s ProvideGx program, Press release, 24 September 2019.

Julie Appleby, Niche drugs grow scarce as off-label use spreads, Washington Post, 23 September 2019. See also here, here, here, and here.

Anon., National drug shortage affects TKA [totalknee arthroplasty] practice standards and outcomes, Clinical Anesthesiology, 23 September 2019. [this MIGHT be an ad]

Oleksand Amelin, Drug manufacturers need digital supply chains, Digital Commerce, 20 September 2019.

Jennifer Fiala, Vetmedin supply problems concern veterinarians, pet ownders, VIN, 20 September 2019.

Hannah Kuchler, Why prescription drugs cost so much more in America [no price review board], Financial Times, 19 September 2019.

Anon., Outsourcing facilities face rising drug compounding risks, Law 360, 18 September 2019.

Anon., Growing number of shortages has Congress seeking data, Bloomberg Radio, 17 September 2019. See also here and here and here

FDA, Zantac (ranitidine): Safety information: NDMA found in samples of some ranitidine medicines, 13 September 2019.

Shreyas Tanna, China’s stance on pharmaceutical drugs [dominates API manufacture], Industry Global News, September 2019.

Shannon Houser, As Northeast Ohio families wait desperately for an EpiPen shortage to subside, one student and school district are making sure that all kides have access...Fox 19 News, 12 September 2019. See also here.

Peter J. Pitts, Why Canada can’t be American’s pharmacy, Washington Times, 11 September 2019.

Les Whittington, With drug plan, Trump tosses another nasty, disingenuous grenade into US Canada relations, The Hill Times, 11 September 2019.

Samantha Liss, Latest Civica Rx pact aims to alleviate shortage of emergency medicine, Health Care Dive, 10 September 2019.

Alia Paavola, Civica Rx says it isn’t afraid of competition, Becker’s, 5 September 2019.

Anna Edney, Heparin shortage caused by swine fever pig deaths, Bloomberg, 30 August 2019. See also here, here and here.

Anon., Heparin Shortage, ASHP, 29 August 2019.

Anon., FDA urges recall of AmEx Pharmacy sterile products, Healio, 28 August 2019.

Alia Paavola, 5 tips for facing drug shortages, Becker’s, 28 August 2019.

Zachary Brennan, CDER warns Chinese, Indian manufacturers, RAPS, 27 August 2019.

Kaitlin Miller, Surry County [NC] no. 2 in country in opioid overdoses per capita [has Narcan shortage], Spectrum News, 27 August 2019.

Grace Griffaton, Drug shortage putting strain on some health care Providers, Fox, 26 August 2019. See also here.

Ana Radelat, Blumenthal slams drug makers for Epi pen shortage, CT Mirror, 26 August 2019.

Anon., Post-transplant treatment options suggested during antirejection drug [tacrolimus] shortage, Healio, August 2019.

Michael Gaunt, Drug shortages raise critical safety concerns, Pharmacy Times, 25 August 2019.

Caitlin Hoff, Losartan vs Valsartan, Consumer Safety, 23 August 2019.

Ned Pagliarulo, As supply shortage persists,  ADMA relaunches immune globulin drug, BioPharmaDive, 22 August 2019.

Zachary Brennan, Michigan Senator raises concerns with FDA over high numbers of drug shortages, RAPS, 21 August 2019.

Allana Aktar, A day in the life of a registered nurse at a myeloma center, Business Insider, 21 August 2019. See also here and here.

Anon., Etherist podcast: drug shortages are a global problem, Anesthesiology News, 20 August 2019.

RIchard L. Lindstrom, No easy answers to address drug shortages, Healio [ophthalmology], 19 August 2019.

Rachel Popa, The top supply chain challenges, Becker’s ASC Review, 19 August 2019.

Anon., US sanctions stop vital medicines and kill the sick, Asia News, 19 August 2019.

Peter Loftus, Drug shortage leaves patients without immune disorder treatment, Wall Street Journal, 9 August 2019. See also here and here.

Nathan Radcliffe, Breaking down the dorzolamide [for glaucoma] shortage, Ophthalmology Times, 9 August 2019.

David Introcaso et al., Presidential candidates aren’t talking about drug shortages.They should be, STAT, 9 August 2019.

Alia Paavola, Hospitals rationing immune disorder drug, Becker’s, 9 August 2019. See also here.

Wayne Winegarden, Trump’s drug importation policy is folly, just ask Canadians, Forbes, 7 August 2019.  [Warning!! ill-informed! blames Canada’s price regulations for our on-going shortages — and ignores the fact that there are equal shortages in US despite its supposed “better access,” which the author claims is owing to its patents and high prices.

Jim McElhatton, When life-saving cancer drugs are in short supply, US News, 6 August 2019.

Jessie Higgins, Congress asks FDA for a plan to address potential major heparin shortage, UPI, 2 August 2019. See also here.

PR Newswire, Endo applauds US district Court decision that vasopressin cannot be used for compounding by outsourcing facilities, Yahoo Finance, 2 August 2019.

David Shephardson, Congress seeks briefing on potential threat to US heparin supply, Reuters, 1 August 2019. See also here and here.

Barclay E. Berden et al, Hospital shortages are harmful and costly. We aim to fix them, STAT, 1 August 2019.

Dave Thurton, Shortages feared as US looks to Canada for cheaper prescription drugs, CBC News, 31 July 2019. See also here, here, here, here, and here.

Press release, Hikma, Civica Rx ink generic drug shortage deal [14 injectables], Contract Pharma, 23 July 2019. See also herehere, here, here, and here.

Carey Goldberg, Life-saving drug [Igg] shortage creates crisis at Mass.General Hospital, WBUR, 22 July 2019.

Kevin Kunzmann, Fighting the norms of emergency drug shortage, MD Magazine, 19 July 2019.

Carey Goldberg, Shortage of life-saving infusion [Ig] strains hospitals and leaves patients in limbo, WBUR, 19 July 2019. See also here.

Allison Martel, Exclusive: Canada warns US against drug import plans,citing shortage concerns, Reuters, 18 July 2019. See also here and here.

Anon., New dry eye drug recalls and shortages cause alarm among sufferers, Here and Now, 18 July 2019. See also here.

Austin Frakt, There is no single best policy for drug prices, New York Times, 15 July 2019.

Long ADMP, Sandoz and Adamis Pharmaceuticals will benefit from Epipen shortage, Seeking Alpha, 15 July 2019.

Kevin Kunzman, DocTalk Tweet Chat: Drug shortages in the US, MD Magazine, 15 July 2019.

Amy Kawata, Pharmacies still facing Epipen shortage over a year later, WMBF News, 12 July 2019. See also here and here.

Myah Ward, Ho to get Epipen: US Shortage enters second year, Bloomberg, 10 July 2019. See also here, here.

Reuters, Novartis to sell epinephrine shot in US pharmacies amid EpiPen shortage, Physician’s Weekly, 9 July 2019. See also here and here.

Brett Dahlberg, Schumer calls for efforts to end critical cancer drug shortage[in Rochester], WBFO, 8 July 2019. See also here and here.

Editorial Board, Sound, Fury, and Prescription Drugs, New York Times, 6 July 2019.

Timothy Aungst, Turning to technology for managing drug shortages, Pharmacy Times, 3 July 2019.

Sarah Owermohle, The evolving picture of drug price hikes, Politico, 2 July 2019. See also here.

Anon., Macleods Pharmaceuticals issues recall due to NMBA impurities, European Pharmaceutical Review, 2 July 2019.

Art Holliday, Drug shortage [gammagard] threatens health of O’Fallon man, KSDK, 2 July 2019.

Louis Garguilo, Ending drug shortages at hospitals, a capitalist goes nonprofit [Civica RX], Life Science Leader, 1 July 2019. See also here and here.

Colin Perkel, Americans head to Canada to buy cheap insulin; some worry about supply here, Coast Mountain News, 28 June 2019. See also here.

Russ Bowen, Central NC clinics finding it tough to get hands on drug [lidocaine] manufactured in Rocky Mount, CBS17.com, 26 June 2019. See also here.

Jacob Bell, Aiming for price transparency, Civica RX hits snag with bundled payments, BioPharma Drive, 27 June 2019.

Rola Kaakeh, The struggle to access medications, IPA Ted Tak, 27 June 2019.

Brett Dahlburg, Trade disputes raise new fears around drug shortages, NCPR News, 27 June 2019. See also here.

Alia Paavola, Drug shortages cost hospitals $359M in labor costs, [Vizient] survey finds, Becker’s Hospital Review, 26 June 2019. See also here, herehere, here, here, here, and here. For the survey.

Jordan Chavez, Epinephrine [injector] shortage across US impacting patients’ prescriptions and co-pays, 9News Colorado, 26 June 2019.

Brett Dahlberg, Rochester hospitals face shortage of prescriptin drugs, Rochester City Newspaper, 25 June 2019.

Amy Baxter, AI-powered pharma supply chain solution launches, AI In Healthcare, 25 June 2019. See also here.

Bob Heye, National medication shortage hits home for woman in Tualatin [with epilepsy], KOMO News, 24 June 2019.

Brett Dahlberg,  Trade dispute raises new fears around drug shortages, WXXI News, 24 June 2019.

Letters to editor re BCG shortage, are they caused by low prices? Washington Post, 24 June 2019.  See article 18 June below.

Tom Blackwell, Medicine shortages feared as Trump backs Florida, Colorado laws to import Canadian drugs in bulk. National Post, 20 June 2019.

Fred Donovan, UPMC develops AI-based pharmaceutical supply chain platform, Hit Infrastructure, 19 June 2019.

Selena Simmons-Duffin, How Florida’s plan to import medicine from Canada could work, Health News, National Public Radio, 18 June 2019. See also here.

Laurie McGinley, Low prices of some lifesaving drugs make them impossible to get. Frantic bladder cancer patients scour clinics in search of critical drug amid a worldwide shortage, Washington Post 18 June 2019. See also here, here

Chelsea Donovan, Infusion patients nervous about nationwide IV immunotherapy drug shortage, WTKR.com, 18 June 2019.

Erin Dietsche, Vizient and nonprofit generic drug company Civica Rx tackle drug shortages, MedCity News, 18 June 2019. See also herehere and here.

Melissa Clark, Brooklyn lawmakers hold speak out on healthcare and soaring costs of prescription drugs, Kings County Politics, 17 June 2019. See also here.

Zachary Brennan, Hospitals rely on FDA designated outsourcing facilities for compounded drugs, OIG finds, RAPS, 12 June 2019.

Jodi Perkins, The Drug Shortage App from Logic Stream Health wins 2019 MedTech clinical efficiency innovation award, Business Net, 8 June 2019. See also here.

Press Release, Banner Health adressing drug shortages through Premier’s ProvideGx generics sourcing subsidiary, Yahoo Finance, 5 June 2019.

Anon., Latest global animal drug compounding market report 2019 [veterinarians] to talk about historical development (2014-2018) and estimated forecast (2019-2025), Automobile Post, 5 June 2019

Maya Gottfried, The shortage of haloperidol, an “old’ drug, haunts me, Stat News, 3 June 2019.

Zachary Brennan, FDA Chief of Staff to step down this month, RAPS RF, 3 June 2019.

Danielle Waugh, CBS12 News investigates prescription drug shortages, WPEC, 31 May 2019. See also here.

Dea Belazi, PBMs can help make the prescription drug market work better [opinion piece opposed to proposed legislation] Think Advisor, 30 May 2019.

PR, Epinephrine autoinjectors retain high levels of epinephrine years after expiration date, study finds, Benzinga, 28 May 2019. See also here. For the study by Lynn Kassel et al. click here.

PR, Armas and Micro Labs announce collaboration to launch generic injectables to US market, Yahoo Finance, 28 May 2019.

Ken Cuccinelli, 10 things to hate about federal price controls on drugs, Daily Caller, 24 May 2019.

Amanda Hollenbeck, Drug-resistant bacteria destroyed by Civil War medicinal plants, Laboratory Equipment, 24 May 2019.

Joni Inman, The dangerous myth of Canadian drug importantion, Sentinel Colorado, 21 May 2019.

Jackie Drees, Challenges trends of data analytics in pharmacy, Beckers Hospital Review, 21 May 2019.

Kristy Malacos, What factors are contributing to drug shortages, Pharmacy Times, 20 May 2019.

Judy Stone, Trade war with China threatens to make problems with generic medicines worse, Forbes, 20 May 2019.

Maria G.Tanzi, Medication hoarding common during times of drug shortages, APhA Pharmacist, 20 May 2019.

S.E. Smith, DOJ bars FDA from regulating death penalty drugs, Care2, 19 May 2019.

Tina L. Doshi, The Inter-Agency Pain Management Task Force. Final Draft report on best practice, Practical Pain Management, 17 May 2019

Jacqueline LaPointe, Civica Rx to tackle antibiotic shortage with new partnership. REv Cycle Intelligence, 16 May 2019. See also here, here.

Lisa Schencker, To battle drug shortages and high prices Advocate to start buying medications fro new not-for-profit company [Civica], Chicago Tribune, 15 May 2019. See also here.

Alex Kacik, Premier enlists Fresenius Kabi to tackle drug shortages, Modern Health Care, 15 May 2010. See also here.

Eric Palmer, Takeda addressing Gammagard Liquid supplies, but says it will take time, Fierce Pharma, 15 May 2019.

Lydia Ramsey Civica Rx picks a supplier [Xellia] and 2 antibiotics [vancomycin and daptomycin] for its generic drug business; 800 hospitals join forces … Business Insider, 14 May 2019.

Alex Kacik, B. Brain makes $1B investment in IV fluids, Modern Health Care, 14 May 2019. See also here.

Michael Mezher, OPQ reports on state of drug quality in FY2018, Regulatory Focus, 14 May 2018

Selena Simmons-Duffin, 44 States join lawsuit claiming drugmakers conspire to keep generic prices high, NPR, 13 May 2019. See also here.

Katherine Eban, Americans need generic drugs, but can they trust them? New York Times, 11 May 2019.

Heather Murphy, Teva and other generic drugmakers inflated priaces up to 1000%, state prosecutors say,  New York Times, 11 May 2019.

Jennifer Clopton, Frustration mounts as Wpipen shortage hits 1 year, Medscape, 11 May 2010. See also here.

Sally Hernandez, Is there still a shortage of epinephrine injectors? [answer: maybe] KXAN, 10 May 2019.

Kristen Coppock, Generic epinephrine injectors available to clinics and hospitals, Contemporary Clinic,  8 May 2019.

Anon., Hospital Pharmacy Operations report shows half of all hospitals have experienced drug diversion in the last six months, 7 May 2019. See full report

Ivan Oransky, when drug shortages hit home for a doctor journalist, Medscape blog, 1 May 2019.

Kitcheck, Hospital Pharmacy Operations Report 2018: Survey Results from Pharmacy Leaders, April 2019.

Isabel Frost et al., Access Barriers to Antibiotics, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, 11 April 2019.
Anon., Lack of access to antibiotics is a a major global health challenge, Counsel & Heal, 1 May 2019. See report here.
Colleen Hall, Health Care professionals bring drug shortage concerns to Capitol Hill, Pharmacy Times, 26 April 2019.
Catlin Hoff, Keeping up with ARB recalls, Cape Cod Today, 26 April 2019.

Andrew D.Smith, Persistent BCG shortages lead to hard choices in bladder cancer, OncLive, 26 April 2019

Ashkay Pai, South Carolina may use firing squad as alternative death penalty method due to drug shortage for lethal injections. MEAW, 26 April 2019. See also here, and here.

Faye Flam, How drug shortages can be prevented, Bloomberg, 25 April 2019. See also here.
Natalie Rahhal, Dozens of Americans sue over Chinese-made blood pressure drug they claim gave them cancer, Daily Mail, 24 April 2019.
Faye Flam, Economics leads to drug shortage crisis, Think Advisor, 24 April 2019.

Anon., EMS physicians address ongoing critical drug shortages in DC Hill Day, J of Emergency Medical Services, 24 April 2019.

 Peter J. Pitts, Doggett-Brown bill destroys drug innovation, Inside Sources, 23 April 2019.

Rebecca L. Forand, Ophthalmologists push for better access to care in annual Capitol Hill Visit, Healio, 22 April 2019.
Tina Reed, Civica Rx … gets new home in Utah, Fierce Healthcare, 19 April 2019. See also here.
Gina Shaw, New drug shortage app adopted by leading health systems, Pharmacy Practice News, 16 April 2019. See also here.
Elizabeth Hauss, Delaware opioid surcharge plan ‘misguided,’ Delaware State News, 16 April 2019.
Roxanne Nelson, Drug shortages have small effect on outpatient cancer care, Medscape, 15 April 2019. See also here, here, here, herehere, here.
Alia Paavola, The drug shortages plaguing 10 physician specialties, Becker’s Hospital Review, 12 April 2019.
Joy Persaud, Health secretary urged to investigate epilepsy medicine shortage, Pharmaphorum, 10 April 2019.
Alia Paavola, 5 tips to proactively manage drug shortages, Becker’s Hospital Review, 9 April 2019.
CDC, Lack of access to antibiotics is a major global health challenge. Medical Express, 9 April 2019. For report click here.
Shannon Firth, PBM rep has the solution to high drug prices [more competition] Medpage Today, 9 April 2019.
University of Southern California. “Cancer drug shortages result in almost no treatment changes.” ScienceDaily, 8 April 2019.

 Rita Aghjayan, FDA: Early 2019 drug shortages announced, Clinical Advisor, 8 April 2019. See also here, here, here.

 Ashley May, Amid blood pressure medicine shortage, take tainted losartan, says FDA, Newsbug.info, 5 April 2019. See also here, here, and here.

 FDA, Statement from  FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Janet Woodcock…..re [valsartan, etc], Cision, 4 April 2019.

 Tom Greenhalgh, Survey finds drug shortages ramapant in USA: FDA unveils plan, Clinical Advisor, 4 April 2019.

Jason Stoogenke, Patients worry about shortage of cancer drug [BCG], WSOC – TV, 1 April 2019. See also here and here.

Sabyasachi Ghosh, Low cost and easy availability drive adoption of generic injectable drugs [collaborations; FDA approval slow], Keep Facts Blog, 1 April 2019.

James Edwards, Weakening patents is the wrong way to reduce drug prices [e.g., insulin], Fox News, 29 March 2019.

Lisa Rapaport, hospital pharmacists face dozens of drug shortages yearly, Reuters, 27 March 2019. re Hantel et al. below. See also here and here.

Ben Henry, National shortage of life-saving drug [epipen] leads Southwest Florida EMS to make their own, ABC News, 27 March 2019.

Christopher Rowland, Gilead profits from Tuvada HIV treatment funded by taxpayers and patented by the US government, Washington Post, 26 March 2019.

Karen Nelson, Drug rationing common for shortages, patient disclosure rare, Medscape, 26 March 2019. See also here.

Hannah Vogel et al., Being resourceful amid a nationwide epinephrines shortage, Wink, 26 March 2019.

Keren Sookne, Nonprofit targets drug shortages with a new approach [Civica Rx], HealthCare Packaging, 26 March 2019.

Andrew Hantel et al., Prevalence and severity of rationing during drug shorates: a national survey of health system pharmacists, JAMA online, 25 March 2019.

Kristy Malacos, Drug shortages continue to be a challenge, Pharmacy Times, 21 March 2019.

Anon., FDA allows sale of certain blood pressure drugs [allegedly containing carcinogen] amid shortage, Reuters, 20 March 2019. See also here.

Yoram Unguru, Drug shortages jeopardize the lives of children with cancer, STAT, 19 March 2019.

Alia Paavola, The US can’t continue to overlook the economic drivers of drug shortages, Becker’s Hospital Review, 19 March 2019

Ben Hargreaves, Civica Rx grows to include 800 hospitals,and aims to be the conscience of the generic drug industry, Pharma Technologist, 18 March 2019.

Jack Phillips, 43 Lots of heart and blood pressure medication recalled, FDA says, The Epoch Times, 17 March 2019.

Anon., Klobuchar co-reintroduces bill to increase pharma competition, lower prices, Brainerd Dispatch, 17 March 2019.

Anagha Kulkarni, Specialty Injectable Generics Market – pipeline for cancer and orphan drugs is getting stronger, Techziffy, 16 March 2019  [this page is advertizing a ‘free’ market report–which offers investors an optimistic outlook on window of opportunity created by shortages.]

Roxanne Nelson, Drug shortages in pediatric oncology jeopardize success rates. Medscape Oncology, 15 March 2019. See also here.

Alia Paavola, Merck restricts bladder cancer drug shipments amid shortage, Becker’s Hospital Review, 15 March 2019

MIchael Mezher, Senate committee calls on PBMs to testify at next drug pricing hearing, RAPS, 13 March 2019.

Anon.,  Drug shortages impact hospitals, pharmacies, patients and the economy, Packaging World, 13 March 2019.

Tamara Mathias, FDA approves generic valsartan [from India’s Alkem] amid drug shortage, Reuters, 12 March 2019. See also here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Karen Wynne, Shortages of medication poses problems for people in WNC, across US, WLOS, 12 March 2019.

Connor Comeau, Three states reports shortage of Tamiflu, KCWY, 12 March 2019.

Sasa Woodruff, Drug shortages continue to affect common meds, Marketplace, 6 March 2019.

Max Nisen, FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb’s exit is big loss for Trump and beyond, Bloomberg, 5 March 2019. See also

Anon., Shortage of bladder cancer drug [BCG] worries Rotterdam man, WNYT, 5 March 2019. See also here

Yoram Unguru et al., Chemotherapy and supportive care agents as essential medicines for children with cancer, JAMA, 4 March 2019. See also here and here.

Stephen Barlas, Do GPOs play a role in drug shortages? Long-standing allegations disputed by the GPOs, P&T Community, 4 March 2019.

Anon., Christiana Care joins Civica Rx to stabilize essential generic drug supply, Middletown Transcript, 4 March 2019.

Batya Swift Yasgur, Shortage of antianxiety drug [buspirone] leaves patients in the lurch, Medscape, 28 February 2019.

Heather Stauffer, Some commonly prescribed medications are becoming difficult to get in Lancaster County, Lancaster Online, 27 February 2019. A naive letter debunking this report is here.

Alia Paavola, 6 hospital drug-spending facts from the Federation of American Hospitals, Becker’s Hospital Review, 26 February 2019.

Erika Fernando, [Arkansas] Pharmacists say popular generic prescription drugs in short supply, THV11, 26 February 2018.

Jack Phillips, Another firm recalls blood pressure and heart drugs [losartan] over cancer-causing ingredient [NDEA], Epoch Times, 25 February 2019. See also here, here, and here.

Global Market Insights, $12.5 billion Compounding Pharmacies Market: Outlook & Forecasts 2018-2024 [shortages are helping!], OpenPR, 25 February 2019.

Editors, It’s time for pharmaceutical companies to have their tobacco moment, New York Times, 24 February 2019.

Jay Hancock, Senate hearing on drug prices reprises past inquiries [cites Scott Podolsky], NPR, 22 February 2019. See also here.

Nate Raymond [Reuters], US closes IV solution shortage antitrust probe, Baxter says, NASDAQ.com, 22 February 2019

Anon., Dwindling supplies of Critical cancer drug BDG [again!!!!], Managed Care, 20 February 2019. See also here.

TIm Nowak, Limited supply: how drug shortages are impacting EMS, EMS1, 20 February 2019.

Cynthia Koons, Nonprofit [Civica] trying to upend drug costs will work with Pharma, not against it, Bloomberg, 20 February 2019.

Anon. Partnership [Civica] to help drug shortage in Central Wisconsin, WAOW, 19 February 2019.

Brian Krans, There’s a shortage of a major anxiety med [buspirone]: here’s what to know [Mylan shutdown and high incidence of anxiety in USA], Healthline, 7 February 2019. See also here, here, and here,

Leslie Renkin, Unity Point is working to disrupt the roller coaster drug market through Civica Rx, Journal Star, 6 February 2019.

Eric Palmer, Another hospital group [Provide Gx] targets drug shortages and says blood pressure drug metoprolol up first, Fierce Pharma, 5 February 2019. See also here and here.

Samantha Schisler, Winston-Salem startup OrbitalRx fund raiser reaches $1.4M, WRAL Techwire, 5 February 2019.

Mackenzie Bean, Anxiety drug shortage leaves patients with few alternatives, Becker’s Hospital Review, 4 February 2019.

Joanne S. Eglovitch, While there’s no easy Rx for drug shortages, pharma groups have some ideas, Pharma Intelligence, 4 February 2019.

Mark Terry, A deeper look at drug shortages in the US, Biospace, 1 February 2019.

Roni Caryn Rabin, Shortage of anxiety drug [buspirone] leaves patients scrambling, New York Times, 1 February 2019 [Mylan shutdown]. See also here.

Reuters, Teva’s generic Epipen US launch still stalled five months after approval, Haaretz, 31 January 2019. See also here.

Jack Mitchell et al., Shortage of dry-eye drug leaves sufferers scrambling to ease pain, WBUR, 29 January 2019.

Kevin Flower, FDA warns of common blood pressure medicine shortage due to recalls, CNN, 26 January 2019. See also here.

Alicia Paavola, Expect more blood pressure drug shortages after string of recalls, FDA warns [valsartan, etc], Becker’s Hospital Review, 25 January 2019. See also here, here, and here.

Readers, Navigating a maze to get our medications. Letters to Editor of New York Times, 25 January 2019.

Jacqueline LaPointe, Major Health Systems create new company to tackle drug shortages [Civica], Rev Cycle Intelligence, 24 January 2019.

Sarah Karlin-Smith, 2018 was a bad year for drug shortages, Politico, 22 January 2019.

Jaime Rosenberg, Increasing Drug prices, shortages causing hospitals to cut staff, putting patients at risk, AJMC, 22 January 2019.

Rachel O’Brien, Babylon fire departments get a year’s supply of overdose-stopping medicine, NewsDay Long Island, 22 January 2019 [price hike owing to shortages].

Reuters, US insulin costs per patient nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, study finds, NBC News, 22 January 2019.

Jean Fugelstein Biniek et al., Spending on individuals with Type 1 Diabetes and the role of rapidly increasing insuln prices, Health Care Cost Institute, 21 January 2019.

Su Linna, The Warren Bill could promote beneficial public-private partnerships in the life sciences, STAT, 21 January 2019.

Ganapati, Sharat and McKibbin, Rebecca, Non-Tariff Barriers and Bargaining in Generic Pharmaceuticals (October 1, 2018) SSRN, posted 20 January 2019.  See also here.

Willie Rittenberry, Animal Drug Compounding Market (2019-2025), Zombie, 20 January 2019.

Alex Kacic, Civica Rx aims to stabilize fragile pharmaceutical supply chain, Modern Healthcare, 19 January 2019.

Jeremy Olson, University of Minnesota experts to examine weak links in nation’s medicine pipeline, Star Tribune, 19 January 2019.

Danielle Ofri, The Insulin Wars [prices], New York Times, 18 January 2019.

Peter Loftus, Drugmakers raise prices amid shortages, Wall Street Journal, 18 January 2019. See also here.

Jacqueline LaPointe, Hospital prescription drug spending increased 18.5% per admission, RevCyle Intelligence, 16 January 2019.

John G. Boyle, Immunoglobulin product availability issues: the sky is not falling but the world needs more plasma, Immune Deficiency Foundation, 15 January 2019.

NORC, Recent trends in hospital drug spending and manufacturer shortages, U Chicago, 15 January 2019.

Alex Kacik, Fragile pharmaceutical supply chain increases costs, compromises care, Modern Healthcare, 15 January 2019.

Eric Palmer, AHA says penalities as well as incentives are needed to face down ‘persistent’ drug shortages, Fierce Pharma, 15 January 2019.

Eric Reinhardt, Schumer calls on FDA to address shingles vaccine shortage, Business Journal, 14 January 2019. See also here and here.

Alia Paavola, Premier creates company to mitigate generic drug shortages, Becker’s Hospital Review, 14 January 2019. See also here.

Ken Alltucker, Blood pressure drug recall: FDA investigates plants that made meds [Valsartan, etc], USA Today, 14 January 2019.

Sarah Owermohle, Cummings to reveal witnesses for drug pricing hearing, Politico, 14 January 2019.

Lisa Schencker, Fed up with high prices, drug shortages, Advocate and other hospitals create not-for-profit drug company [Civica], Chicago Tribune, 10 January 2019.

Ruth McCambridge, A nonprofit alternative to Big Pharma grows–But who’s left out? Non Profit Quarterly, 8 January 2019.

Tiffany Stanley, Life, death, and insulin: … a lifesaving drug has become intolerably expensive, Washington Post Magazine, 7 January 2019.

Jim Olson, Steward Health Care joins innovative effort to solve America’s drug shortage crisis, press release, Business Wire, 7 January 2019.

Anon., Schumer calls on FDA to address singles vaccine shortage, WCBS radio, 7 January 2019.

Jibran Khan, Elizabeth Warren’s generic-drug proposal is not serious, National Review, 4 January 2019.(See other reports, late December 2018). Cites this 2017 report.

Kristen Coppock, IV bag shortages are affecting antibiotic delivery methods, Contemporary Clinic, 20 December 2018.

Carolyn Wickware, Government shortage protocols should enable pharmacists to switch between branded drugs, Pharmaceutical Journal, 19 December 2018.

Gigen Mammoser, What seniors should know about Shingles Vaccine shortage, Healthline, 19 December 2018. Also here.

Jake Wasikowski, Omahan wants answers on mental health drug shortage [haloperidol], KMTV 3 News, 19 December 2018.

Dani Kass, Sen. Warren wants HHS to make, sell generic drugs, Law 360, 18 December 2018. See also here, here, here, here, and here.

David Dayen, Elizabeth Warren wants government to manufacture generic drugs, The Intercept, 18 December 2018.

Hagstrom Report, FDA address shortage of animal opioids by providing human drugs, Tri-State Livestock News, 13 December 2018. See also here, here, resupplied here, here.

ISPOR, Lowest-price generic drugs more likely to experience shortages, Newswise, 12 December 2018. Refers to Chintan Dave et al. below. See also here, here, and here.

PCI Synthesis, CDMO identifies trends affection the generic drug sector, R&D Magazine, 12 December 2018. See also here.

Eric Sagonowsky, GlaxoSmithKline Shingrix shortage expected to persist ‘throughout 2019,’ Fierce Pharma, 11 December 2018.

Anon., Typical causes of drug shortages [interview with Erin Fox et al], Pharmacy Times, 11 December 2018. Continued on following days hereherehere (unexpected benefits), here, here, here, herehere and in 2019 here here.

Niran Al-Agba, We can save lives from overdose – but maybe not at this cost [on safe-harbour kickbacks], Kitsap Times, 10 December 2018.

Anon., Prevalence of drug shortage awareness, Pharmacy Times, 10 December 2018.

Christopher Rowland, US investigation into generic drug ‘cartel’ expands to 16 Companies, 300 drugs, Washington Post, 9 December 2018. See also here.

Scott Peterson, Phillip Zweig disrupts health policy forum on root causes of drug shortages, Checks and Balances [an opinion blog], 7 December 2018.

Bloomberg, Common childbirth drug [oxytocin] doubles in price as shortages drag on, Fortune, 6 December 2018.

John Commins, 3 ways your hospital can contain escalating drug prices and shortages [Civica, Health Leaders, 5 December 2018.

Brian P. Dunleavy, Stimulant drug for ADHD  Quillivant XR resupply after shortages, ADDitude magazine, December 2018.

Zachary Brennan, Generic drug prices ‘strongly predictive’ of shortages, study finds, RAPS, 4 December 2018. [a report on C.V. Dale et al. late November below].

Kirsten Coppock, Pharmacists play a role in responding to drug shortages, Pharmacy Times, 3 December 2018.

Anon., Fresenius Kabi receives FDA drug shortage assistance award, Business Wire, 3 December 2018. See also here.

Chintan V. Dave, Predictors of drug shortages and association with generic drug prices: a retrospective cohort study, Value in Health, 21.11: 1286-90, November 2018.

Jill Wechsler, Quality manufacturing key to reducing drug shortages [Pharmaceutical Journal], Pharmatech, 29 November 2018.

Malique Rankin, All EMS trained on alternative way to administer epinephrine, My ND News, 29 November 2018.

Suzanne Elvidge, Teva launches EpiPen generic at same price at Mylan’s version, BioPharma Dive, 28 November 2018.

Zachary Brennan, FDA spotlights recent spike in drug shortages, RAPS, 27 November 2018. See also here, here (on APIs), here, and here. See 19 Recommendations — but why were they released BEFORE the public consultation? Makes it a sham!

ASHP, Healthcare groups release recommendations to address drug shortages, News Wise, 27 November 2018. See also here.

Anon., Gottlieb: drug shortages are result of economic policy failures [re public consultation 27 Nov], Inside Health Policy, 27 November 2018.

Grant Welker, Opioid shortage: while addiction issues loom, hospitals run short on necessary painkillers, Worcester Business News, 26 November 2018.

Michelle Byrne, Access barriers to specialty medicines, Pharmacy Times, 26 November 2018.

Jessica Jewel, Nationwide drug shortage impacts a 3 year-old with rare form of leukemia, WSLS News, 20 November 2018.

Gina Kokosky, Seven hospitals launch generic drug company [Civica] to prevent shortages, Pharmacy Times, 20 November 2018.

Nephron Pharma, Nephron 203B outsourcing facilities provides UPS next day air saver delivery on drug shortage items, Cision PR, 19 November 2018.

Alia Paavola, LogicStream app helps pharmacists manage drug shortages, Becker’s, 15 November 2018. See also here.

Swisslog Healthcare, New data shows many health system pharmacies considering consolidated distribution models to address medication management challenges, Cision PR Newswire, 13 November 2018.

Dean Erhardt, Assessing the impact of Civica Rx business model for pharma manufacturers, Life Science Leader, 12 November 2018.

FDA, To hold public meeting 27 November: Identifying the Root Causes of Drug Shortages and Finding Enduring Solutions, Federal Register, 9 November 2018.

FDA, New steps to strengthen and modernize agency’s oversight and reporting of inspections for sterile injectables, FDA press release, 9 November 2018.

Anon., Surviving the Epipen shortage, WGEM, 8 November 2018.

Lauren Kummer, Special report: generic drug shortage [Civica], Nebraska TV, 2 November 2018.

Sydney Albert, Middlemen ratchet up health costs, The Daily Standard, 1 November 2018.

Alia Paavola, Drug shortages expected as Pfizer’s manufacturing issues linger, Becker’s, 31 October 2018.

Owen Dyer, US drug prices should be tied to foreign prices to tackle “global freeloading” says Trump, BMJ, 29 October 2018.

Steve Duffy, Expiration dates extended for certain lots of generic Adrenaclick, MPR, 26 October 2018.

Phillip Zweig, Comments for Information Regarding Anti-Kickback Statutes, 26 October 2018.

J. G. Brock-Utne, Identifying the root cause of drug shortages, Anesthesiology News, 25 October 2018.

Jacquie Lee, Strong opioids may trigger shortage of overdose antidote, Bloomberg Law, 25 October 2018.

Stacie B. Dusetzina, Nonprofit drugmaker Civica Rx aims to cure a health-system ailment, Medical Xpress and The Conversation, 24 October 2018.

Da Hee Han, Certain lots of Quillivant XR may potentially have quality/efficacy issues, MPR, 24 October 2018.

Sophie Carson, Singles vaccine shortage: Oshkosh area hospitals get some shipments, The Northwestern, 24 October 2018.

Cynthia Koons et al., Pfizer’s hospital-drug problems won’t go away, Bloomberg, 20 October 2018.

Tara Bannow, GPOs pay to play fees drive up health-care costs, Modern Healthcare, 19 October 2018.

William E. Bruhn, Elizabeth A. Fracica, Martin A. Makary, “Group Purchasing Organizations, Health Care Costs, and Drug Shortages,” JAMA, 18 October 2018. See also here.

Ritu Banerjee et al., Antibiotic shortages in pediatrics, Pediatrics, October 2018.

Shawn Radcliffe, If hospitals make their own generics will patients benefit? Healthline, 17 October 2018.

Anon., First responders facing worst drug shortage in 18 months, NBC2 News, 17 October 2018.

Reuters and Michael Erman, Cost of blood pressure drug [Valsartan] surges in US after recall, MDlinx, 17 October 2018. See also here

Glen Howatt, Twin cities hospitals face critical shortage of pain medications, Star Tribune, 13 October 2018. See also here

Alden German, Lincoln doctors dealing with shortage of drug Lidocaine, KLKN News, 12 October 2018.

Tim Rice, Markets, not morality will lower drug prices: competition is the speediest and most effective way to make new medicines affordable, City Journal, 11 October 2018.

Kelsey Dickeson, CHI Health [Nebraska] to start manufacturing generic prescription drugs, KSNBlocal, 9 October 2018. See also 6 September below.

Ellin Delapaz, Sarasota County turns from opioids to nitrous oxide to alleviate pain, WJCT, 9 October 2018.

Michael Skrapinker, Epipen dearth shows company and regulator failure, Financial Times, 1 October 2018.

ASHP, National drug shortages statistics, ASHP, 30 September 2019.

Peter Salgo, Understanding drug shortages: systemic impacts on supply chains. Pharmacy Times, 28 September 2018.

John Lundy, Epipen shortage persists for some, Duluth Tribune, 23 September 2018. See also re Minnesota and here, Seattle, Seattle again.

Lisa Rapaport, Drug shortages may add $230 million to annual US drug costs, Reuters, 21 September 2018. [See also 18 September below]

Randi Hernandez, Supply shortages of BCG found to spur drug rationing in non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, Cancer Therapy Advisor, 21 September 2018.

Kristen Coppock, Summit on drug shortages explores disaster impacts on supply chain, Pharmacy Times, 21 September 2018.

Lauren Weber, Hurricane Maria’s effect on the health care industry in threatening lives across the US, Huffington Post, 20 September 2018.

American Society of Anesthesiologists, Summit on drug shortages to examine impact on National Security and Health Care infrastructure, Newswise, 19 September 2018.

Harrison Cook, Drug makers faced manufacturing dilemma during Hurricane Florence, Becker’s Hospital Review, 19 September 2018.

Inmaculada Hernandez et al, Changes in drug pricing after drug shortages in USA [letter], Annals of Internal Medicine, 18 September 2018. See also here, here, herehere, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, hereherehere, herehere, and here.

Emily Atkin, Hurricane Florence could cause prescription drug shortages, New Republic, 13 September 2018. See also here and here.

Abhinav Khanna et al, Utilization of BCG for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer in an era of BCG supply shortages, Urology, 13 September 2018. See also here.

Alex Keown, Nostrum CEO degends Martin Shkreli as company increases antibiotic price by 400 percent, Biospace, 12 September 2018.

Raymond March, Let competition, not the FDA, resolve the Epipen shortage, [blog], The Beacon, 12 September 2018.

Press release, ASHP upstates policies, procedures for drug shortages, American Pharmacists Association, 12 September 2018. Report is here.

Anon, AAFA applauds partnership increasing epinephrine access [Kaléo and financing], Biospace, 10 September 2018.

Melanie Evans, Cheap custom made versions of high-cost drugs spur backlash [compounding pharmacy], Wall Street Journal, 9 September 2018.

Sy Mukherjee, Walgrens to carry Epipen competitor Auvi-Q [Kaléo] amid shortage, Fortune, 7 September 2018. See also here and here.

Vincent D. Robbins, An update on EMS medication shortages, Journal of Emergency Medical Services, 7 September 2018.

Carolyn Y. Johnson, Hospitals are fed up with drug companies so they are starting their own, Washington Post, 6 September 2018. See also reports from 26 January 2018 below. See also here, here, here, here, and Mayo clinic joins

Anon. Importation policies on sole source medicines, The Pharma Letter, 3 September 2018.

Joseph Walker, Epipen shortage hits back-to-school season, Wall Street Journal, 25 August 2018. See also here, here, and here.

Jai N. Patel, Urgent action necessary to address opioid drug shortage, Healio, 25 Augsut 2018.

Jim Butschli, Medicines as weapons, Healthcare Packaging, 24 August 2018.

Anon. How Zhejiang Medicine was able to avoid US tariffs, CGTN, 22 August 2018.

Dr. Ryan Guinness, What to know about the Epipen shortage and generic version, ABC News, 20 August 2018. See also here, here, here [expiration date extension], here, here, here, .

Mythili Sampathkumar, US approves first generic Epipen [Teva] after being put on drug shortage list, The Independent, 17 August 2018. See also herehere, here.

Rachel Siegel et al. Epipen shortage raises alarm for parents as kids head back to school, Washington Post, 16 August 2018. See also herehere, here, and here.

Steve Duffy, Manufacturers issue statements regarding epinephrine auto-injector supply, MPR, 15 August 2018.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Potential solutions to drug shortages and the lack of competition in generic medicines, Science Daily, 10 August 2018.

Cathie Anderson, New recommendations for managing shortages of common drugs, The Sacramento Bee, 10 August 2018.

Kevin Derby, Gus Bilrakis backs “Lower Drug Costs through Competition Act,” Newstalk Florida, 10 August 2018.

Mariam Matti, Ahead of back to school; Epipen shortage persists, Allergic Living, 9 August 2018. See also here, here.

Michael J. Gaunt, Drug shortages adversely affect patient care, ISMP survey findings suggest, Pharmacy Times, 9 August 2018.

Athenex, Athenex receives permission to import potassium chloride concetrate to address US shortages, Nasdaq, 9 August 2018.

Max Nisen, Mylan is weighing options it may not have, Bloomberg, 8 August 2018.

Paul Sisson, Lidocaine shortage seems to be hitting family medicine hardest, San Diego Union Tribune, 7 August 2018.

Eric Stevick, Everitt WA: drug shortages felt at hospitals and clinics near and far, Herald.net, 6 August 2018.

Jennifer M. Thomas, Can FDA’s drug shortage task force devise new solutions to an old problem, FDA Law Blog, 6 August 2018.

Anon. Epipen shortage remains, FDA  blaming manufacturer delay, WSOCTV.com, 5 August 2018. Kentucky

Wayne Forest, Drug shortage puts PET, SPECT stress to the test, Aunt Minnie, 3 August 2018.

Eric Palmer, Pfizer halts sales of injectable opioids to veterinarians as shortages persist, Fierce Pharma, 2 August 2018. See also herehere, here, and here.

Anon., Global compounding pharmacies market report till 2024, Open PR, 2 August 2018.

Isolde Raferty, Doctors don’t want to scare you but there is a major drug shortage right now, KUOW, 1 August 2018.

Marilyn M. Singleton, Group Purchasing Organizations: Gaming the System, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons 23.2:38-42, Summer 2018.

ASHP, Drug shortage guidelines provide strategies to minimize impact on patient case, Newswise, 31 July 2018.

Alex Kacik, Providers ramp up preparation for drug shortages, Modern Healthcare, 31 July 2018.

Gordon Severson, Drug shortage affecting local hospitals and clinics [Minneapolis], Kare, 28 July 2018. See also here (Colorado).

Katie Thomas, Meet the rebate, the new villain of high drug prices, New York Times, 27 July 2018.

Anon. FDA recommends drug option amid Percoten-V shortage, Today’s Veterinary Business, July 2018. [for dogs with Addison’s disease]. See also here.

Robert King, Eli Lilly opposes using imports to tackle high drug prices, Washington Examiner, 24 July 2018.

Carrie Ghose, Ohio State OU-backed VC firm leads $7M roud in advanced manufacturing pharmaceutical maker in Athens-Columbus, Biz Journals, 23 July 2018.

Press release: FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb on formation of new work group to developed focused importation policy options…, FDA, 19 July 2018. See here, here, and approval from Emergency Med Services, here too.

Katie Pifer, Hikma ramping up injectable opioid output for US hospitals, Healthcaredive, 19 July 2018. Also here, here, here.

ASA, Expert alert: anesthesiologist available to discuss drug shortages, newswise, 18 July 2018.

Charlotte Hu, The pain takes over and it’s torture: inside the search for new ways to treat pain as America fights against opioid addiction [stats on prescribing], New Haven Register, 18 July 2018

Sarah Owermohle, Gottlieb: some price hikes needes for basic drugs in short supply, Politico, 18 July 2018.

Matthew Witkos, FDA puts Epipen and generic versions on shortage notice, 18 July 2018.

Joseph Ladd, Grappling with national saline and opioid shortages, Am Pharmacists Assoc, 17 July 2018. Colorado, North Carolina, Arizona,

Diana Ernst, Heart meds recalled after discovery of possible carcinogenic imputiry, MPR, 16 July 2018.

Jamie Mayes, Epipen shortage, WCLA Illinois, 16 July 2018.

Kerry Dooley Young, DEA revises opioid-quota rules, Medscape, 13 July 2018.

Linda A. Johnson, FDA to more agressively tackle disruptive drug shortages [with task force & refers to GPOs], Associated Press, 12 July 2018. See also here, here

Scott Gottlieb, Formation of a new drug shortages task force, FDA, 12 July 2018.

Kelsi Maree Borland, Drug manufacturing demand surges amid supply shortage, GlobeSt., 9 July 2018.

Eric F. Greenberg, No shortage of creative solutions, Healthcare Packaging, 6 July 2018.

Chaunie Brusie, Shortage of pain meds hits US hospitals, Nurse, 5 July 2018.

Zachary Brennan, Could a non-profit help with FDA’s drug shortage list? It’s complicated, RAPS, 5 July 2018.

Anon., Pfizer on familiar ground as drug price war emerges, Pharma Letter, 3 uly 2018.

Katie Thomas, Emergency Rooms run out of vital drugs and patients are feeling it, New York Times, 1 July 2018. See also herehere, here, Arkansas Hawaii, Hawaii againWisconsin, Ohio, Ohio againFlorida, Arkansas again, Virginia, New Jersey, Michigan, North Carolinastrategies. Response from GPO executive.

Angie Stewart, Here’s what you should know about the injectable opioid supply crisis: 9  Insights, Beckers, 28 June 2018. re opioids see also here, and here

Anon., AMA: docs declare drug shortage public health emergency, Medical xPress, 26 June 2018. See also here, here.

Sy Mukherjee, Shingles vaccine in short supply as GSK drug demand spikes, Fortune, 25 June 2018.

Kerry Dooley Young, FDA Drugmakers continue work to end critical drug shortages, Medscape, 21 June 2018.

Eric Palmer, Drug shortages again on the rise after 5 years of improvement, FDA says, Fierce Pharma, 20 June 2018. See also here.

Jill Wechsler, Congress presses FDA to do more to combat drug shortages, Pharmatech, 20 June 2018.

Anon., PDA [Parenteral Drug Association] funding study on post-approval changes published by the Economist Intelligence Unit [press release], Cision, 19 June 2018. The report.

Charlotte Hu, Pharmaceutical company reputation rankings, Business Insider, 19 June 2018.

Anon., Statement….on agency’s response to ongoing drug shortages for critical products, FDA, 19 June 2018. See also here

Anon. Cassidy requests FDA take action to address nationwide drug shortages, Kalb.com, 18 June 2018.

Alex Kacik, Gottlieb sets a new standard for FDA commissioner, Modern Healthcare, 16 June 2018.

Walecia Konrad, Why prescription drug shortages are so costly, CBS News, 13 June 2018.

C. Scott Nolan, Frustration mounts over opioid shortage [veterinarians], JAVMA News, 13 June 2018. See also here.

Robert J. Mills, New AMA policy reflects physician and patient frustration over ongoing drug shortages [encourages FDA to view it as a security risk], Global News, 12 June 2018. See also here, here, here, here.

Sharona Hoffman, Drug shortages pose a public health crisis in the US, The Conversation, 12 June 2018.

Grace Donnelly, Drug shortages: Pfizer recalls opioid overdose drug naloxone Fortune, 6 June 2018.

Carolina Henriques, Most in US unaware of shortages of cancer therapies, survey says. Myeloma Research News 6 June 2018. (see report at 9 April below).

Judy Stone, Fragile antibiotic supply chain causes shortages and is a national security threat, Forbes, 1 June 2018.

Debbie Andalo, Antibiotic shortages are fuelling antimicrobial resistance, say experts, Pharmaceutical Journal, 1 June 2018.

Kat Russell, EpiPen shortage raises concerns for people with allergies, Stamford Advocate, 1 June 2018. See also hereherehereherehere, here.

Julia Talen, Colorado’s saline shortage, 5280, June 2018.

Scott Gottlieb, FDA, On FDA’s work to mitigate shortages of intravenous drugs, shorten supply disruptions and better predict vulnerabilities, FDA press release 31 May 2018. See also here.

Ben Hirschler, Another antibiotic crisis: fragile supply leads to shortages, Reuters, 31 May 2018.

Kathy Parker, Drug shortages: its just supply and demand, TSLN, 24 May 2018.

David Crow, Pfizer under pressure to resolve shortage of life-saving EpiPen, Financial Times, 24 May 2018.

Erika Fry, Critical condition: inside Pfizer’s drug supply problem, Fortune, 22 May 2018. See promo here.

Anon. MGH dealing with shortage of injectable opioids, FOX News, 22 May 2018. See also herehereherehereherehere.

Christopher Cheney, ER [emergency room] docs report widespread drug shortages, Health Leaders Media, 22 May 2018. See also hereherehereherehereherehere, and here.

Juli Watson Neil, Local pharmacists see Epipen shortage, The Mountain Press, 22 May 2018.

Tara Soumerai, An opioid shortage? It’s real and could harm cancer patients, STAT News, 21 May 2018. See also here and here.

Kenneth L. David and David L. Reich, Congress and regulators slow to respond to drug pricing and shortage problem, The Hill, 18 May 2018.

Kevin Barry, NE Ohio paramedics are still experiency drug shortages after Hurricane Irma, News 5 Cleveland, 17 May 2018. See also hereherehere

Ashley Daley, Shortage of drug used in C-Sections [bupivacaine] WCNC, 17 May 2018. See also here.

Editorial, Save Health Care: repeal kickbacks, Burlington County Times, 13 May 2018. See also here.

Dana Brown and Thomas M. Hanna, It’s time for a public option in the pharmaceutical industry, In These Times, 11 May 2018.

David Crow, Hospitals in US sound alarm on impending chemotherapy shortages [vincristine and etoposide], Financial Times, 9 May 2018.

Pat Anson, Critics say DEA plan could worsen opioid shortages, Pain News Network, 9 May 2018. See also here re oxytocin.

Anna Edney, The US is facing an EpiPen shortage, Bloomberg, 8 May 2018. See also herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere.

Philip Zweig and Frederick C. Blum, Where does the law against kickbacks not apply? Your Hospital. Wall Street Journal, 7 May 2018.

Sarah Karlin-Smith and Brianna Ehley, 5 unintended consequences of addressing the opioid crisis, Politico, 5 May 2018.

Alexander John, In case stored 10, expiration dates could have wiggle room, Independent Recorder, 3 May 2018. See also here.

Anon., Hospitals face opioid shortage crisis; survey, Newsmax, 3 May 2018. See also here, here, here, here, here.

Leah Binder, As Trump prepares a policy announcement on drug pricing, new book says watch out for China, Forbes, 3 May 2018.

Editor, Philip Zweig on legalized kickbacks in healthcare, Corporate Crime Reporter, 28 April 2018.

Anon. ASA survey, drug shortages impact care for patients undergoing anesthesia, News-Medical, 25 April 2018. See also here.

Meghan Knowles, Safety violations at PharMEDium worsen hospital painkiller shortage, Becker’s Hospital Review, 20 April 2018.

Maryann Mazir-Amirshahi and Erin Fox, Saline shortages: many causes, no simple solution, New England J Medicine, 19 April 2018.

Jennifer Barrett, Many Americans unaware of cancer drug shortage, Specialty Pharmacy Times, 18 April 2018. Refers to Z. Frosh et al.below.

Anon., EMS physicians gather on Capitol Hill to Address critical drug shortages, EMS World 16 April 2018.

Alex Kacik, Tariffs could drive drug and medical-device prices higher, Modern Healthcare, 13 April 2018.

Shelley Wood, Abciximab in short supply worldwide, tctMD, 13 April 2018.

Anon., Medical providers in Knoxville, nationwide face opioid shortage, WATE.com, 11 April 2018. See also here, here, and here.

Meghan McRoberts, Shortage of drug [bupivacaine] could keep women from experiencing first moments after childbirth, WPTV, 10 April 2018. See also here.

Kristin Jenkins, Survey: patients want to know about cancer drug shortages, Medscape Today, 9 April 2018. See also here.

Zachary A.K. Frosch, et al., Cancer Drug Shortages: Awareness and Perspectives from a Representative Sample of the U.S. Population. Cancer, 9 April 2018

Holland & Knight, FDA issues draft guidance on bulk substances by outsourcing facilities, JD Supra, 6 April 2017. See also 10 July 2014.

Candace Barnett, Surgeon general issues advisory on opioid overdoses & naloxone shortage], WTOK News, 5 April 2018.

Johane van den Berg, Public awareness of cancer drug shortage is low, Longevity, 5 April 2018.

Laura Karas et al., Limited distribution networks stifle competition in the generic and biosimilar drug industries, American Journal of Managed Care, 4 April 2018.

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, ASRA addressing analgesic drug shortages that threaten patient care, Newswise, 3 April 2018.

Stephen Barlas, Frustration over generic drug shortages and prices prompts federal and private actions, P&T Community 43.4: 211-13

Anon. Medication shortage [opioids] impacts Rockford hospitals, My Stateline 27 March 2018. See also Virginia, & entries at 19 March below.

Glenn Dunne, Health care profiteers manufacture a shortage, Socialist Worker, 26 March 2018.

Karen Berger, Eric Cropp discusses medical error that sent him to prison [shortage of IV saline in 2006], Pharmacy Times, 21 March 2018.

BJ Hetherington, The Opioid crisis is causing drug shortages in hospitals leading to errors, Medical Daily Times, 19 March 2018. See also reports state by state herehereherehereherehereherehereherehere,  and here re “civilian casualties” until by 27 March and 17 April it is called “nationwide” here and here.

Anthony Vecchione, Hospital pharmacists struggle with sterile water for injection shortage, Drug Topics, Modern Medicine, 16 March 2018.

Megan Sheets, US hospitals struggle with opioid shortage during epidemic, Daily Mail, 15 March 2018. See also herehereherehereherehereherehere, and here.

Lisa A.Thompson, FDA ASHP actions to prevent or manage chemotherapy drug shortages, Oncology Nurse Advisor, 13 March 2018.

Shay Burk, Mary Lanning [Nebraska] going extra mile as drug shortages persist, Hastings Tribune, 12 March 2018.

Noel Oman, Rx mixer [compounding pharmacy Cantrell] to pause shipments 2 weeks, Arkansas Online, 10 March 2018. See also here and here.

Brandon Marshall, Eye drop shortage concerns glaucoma patients, News Channel 5, 9 March 2018. See also here.

Ciara Varone, Villages Hospital works around opioid shortage, The Villages Daily Sun,  6 March 2018.

Maryn McKenna, How medicine’s long, thin supply chain threatens Americans, Wired, 5 March 2018.

Andrew Mangione, The Multi-Billion Dollar Solution – Repeal Safe Harbor, Townhall, 3 March 2018.

UPI, FDA” Healthcare professionals, patients should avoid Cantrell products, Gephardt Daily, 3 March 2018. See also here and here.

Eric Palmer, Jazz releases soem ERiwnaze children’s leukemia drug that has been in short supply [particulate matter on underside of stoppers], Fierce Pharma, 26 February 2018.

Lee Perlman, Pharmaceutical supply crisis and its costs ultimately reflect a market failure, Modern Healthcare, 24 February 2018.

Marjory Lewis, World compounding pharmacies industry report [growth strategies seen in shortages], Facts Week, 20 February 2018. See also here.

Jordan Ecker, How neglect of Puerto Rico sparked a national IV bag shortage, American Prospect, 20 February 2018.

Stacey Burling, As they fight flu, hospitals cope with shortage of IV fluids, Philadelphia Inquirer, 15 February 2018. [see many other items below and herehere, and here]

Anon. US struggling with drug shortage after Hurricane Maria and flu epidemic [interview with Erin Fox, Utah], Brinkwire, 10 February 2018. See original by Michael KniggeDeutsche Welle. See also herehere, and here.

Anon. FDA says US will now produce critical MRI component [technitium-99m], Doctors Lounge, 8 February 2018. See also here.

Katrina Megget, New troubling concerns over Chinese heparin supply, Securing Industry, 7 February 2018.

29 Senators, 63 Representatives, Bipartisan Letter to FDA regarding shortage of IV saline at height of deadly flu season, Press Release Marcy Kaptur (Dem), 5 February 2018. Letter of 2 February is here.

Russell Colburn, Nationwide shortage in chemo drug treatments [Vincristine], Action News Jax, 2 February 2018.

Susan Scutti, 16 more children dead from flu, peak still to come [season total now 53], CNN, 2 February 2018.

Anon, Catholic health systems join generics collective, St Louis Review, 2 February 2018. See also here.

Michael Mezher, FDA gives update on saline shortage in midst of severe flu season, RAPS, 1 February 2018. Re optimism see here.

Alexis Moberger, West Lafayette [Ind.] pharmacy turns Tamiflu into liquid during drug shortage, WLFI.com, 1 February 2018. See also re VirginiaPennsylvaniaSouth DakotaFloridaTennesee Texas Ohio Wyoming Massachusetts,

Devon Frye,  Quillivant and Quillichew shortage disrupts ADD Treatment ADDitude magazine, 29 January 2018.

Valerie De Benedette, Pharma supply chain, industry still recovering from Hurricane Maria, Drug Topics, 29 January 2018.

Tony Marino, Shortage of generic flu medicine hits central Florida increases costs, News 965 WDBO, 26 January 2018. See also here and re WashingtonNebraskaMichiganGeorgiachildren.

Sophie Saint-Firmin, Hurricane Maria aftermath causes IV bag shortages, The Asbury Collegian, 26 January 2018.

Aaliyah Mitchell, Puerto Rico’s disaster has cut off US from important equipment for patients, The All State, 26 January 2018.

Anon. Hospitals to start own generics company. GaBi Online, 26 January 2018. See also here and Abelson and Thomas, 18 Jan. below. See also here.

Loren G. Edelstein, Severe flu season leads to shortages of antiviral drugs, Meetings and Conventions, 25 January 2018.

Editorial, Where flu, natural disasters intersect, Newbury Port News, 25 January 2018.

Eric Palmer, Shire set for in-house production of rare disease drug Cinryze after shortage issues [for Hereditary Angioneurotic Edema], Fierce Pharma, 24 January 2018.

Jamie Lovegrove, SC Senate panel advances bills to address lethal injection drug shortage for death penalty [protect pharma company name and being back electric chair], Post and Courier, Palmetto Politics, 24 January 2018.  See also here.

Julie Steenhusen, Baxter to import IV saline bags from Mexico to ease US shortage, Reuters, 24 January 2018. See also here.

Anon., Our view: hurricane season exposes flaw in health system, Gloucester Times, 24 January 2018.

Claire Ballantine, School of Medicine Professor advising new effort to reduce generic drug prices, Duke Chronicle, 23 January 2018. [See also Abelson and Thomas, 18 Jan below].

Alana LaFlore, Walmart Pharmacy [TN] increases drug prices, blames shortage [of thyroid drug] on Hurricane Maria, News Channel 9, 22 January 2018.

JoAnne Viviano, Shortage of IV bags forces central Ohio hospitals to get creative, Columbus Dispatch, 22 January 2018. See also here and here.

Da Hee Han, Shortage of two ADHD medications due to manufacturing delays, MPR, 22 January 2018.

Chelsea Floyd, CCMH deals with critical drug shortage [blames FDA inspections], ABC News Oklahoma, 19 January 2018.

Tara Bannow, Generic drugmaker stocks dip amid reports of competition from health systems, Modern Healthcare, 18 January 2018.

Reed Abelson and Katie Thomas, Fed up with drug companies, hospitals start their own, New York Times, 18 January 2018. See also herehereherehereherehereherehere, and here.

David Wild, Calls for Action on Rx shortages at ASHP midyear, Pharmacy Practice News, 16 January 2018.

Anon., CDC officials say there’s spot shortage of drug used to treat flu, WSB-TV, 16 January 2018.

Frank Gluck et al. Hospitals find other ways to deliver medicine amid IV bag shortage, Brinkman, 15 January 2018. See also USA Today.

ASHP, Pharmacist group survey confirms patient care affected by shortage of small-volume parenteral solutions, Newswise, 11 January 2018. For report click here.

Linda A. Johnson, IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu, The Guardian, 10 January 2018. See also re, Ohio and hereMass., New JerseyNew YorkMaine, and Kentucky.

Tracy Seipel, Tamiflu shortage reported in some Bay Area Walgreens stores, Santa Cruz Sentinel, 8 January 2018. See re TexasNew JerseyKentucky,

Stephanie Armour et al. Hospitals wrestle with shortage of IV bags, linked to hurricane, Fox Business, 7 January 2018.

Soumya Karlamangla, Severe flu brings medicine shortages, packed ERs and a rising death tool in California, LA Times, 6 January 2018.

Alexia Elejalde-Ruis, Shortage of critical hospital supplies on the mend as Puerto Rico plants resume production, Chicago Tribune, 5 January 2018. See also FDA and here.

Zachary Brennan, More than 100 days after Hurricane Maria, Drug shortages situation expected to improve, RAPS, 4 January 2018. See also re New Hampshirehere, and here.

Anon., Shortage of [veterinary]pain drugs results from manufacturing issue, JAVMA, 3 January 2018.

Zachary Brennan, FDA warms Fresnenius Kabi API manufacturing plant, RAPS, 2 January 2018.