Drug Shortages

October 2013 - Vol. 10 No. 10 - Page #32

Pharmacy continues to grapple with the challenges presented by persistent drug shortages. In addition to impacting spending, productivity, and staff satisfaction, shortages have also led to compromised patient care, delayed procedures, and in some cases, increases in adverse and sentinel events.

Results from PP&P’s 2013 Generic Survey demonstrate the need for continued vigilance in this area even as some shortages have abated. Likewise, dedicating sufficient resources to shortage management is imperative, as this challenge is not likely to resolve anytime soon.

Click here to download the Drug Shortages Survey Results.


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