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The Current State of Drug Shortages
Q&A with Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, and Rachael Freeman, PharmD, BCPS

Injectable drugs typically represent at least 50% of new shortages, with all other dosage forms combined accounting for the remaining new shortages. Manufacturing injectable products involves sterile processing; therefore, fewer manufacturers are equipped to produce these products. To read about how to manage shortage trends, CLICK HERE.

Did You Know . . .
PP&P's 15th annual Resource Guide for Hospital Pharmacy provides easy access to nearly 200 suppliers of products and services that improve the safety and efficacy of hospital pharmacy practices. CLICK HERE to review this year's Resource Guide.

Editor's Pick

Outpatient Management of Controlled Substances
By Amrita Chabria Shahani, PharmD, MS; Angela Triggs, RPh; and Caryn Belisle, RPh, MBA

Due to the stressful nature of health care workers’ job responsibilities, as well as their extensive access to controlled substances, they may be more likely to misuse medications than the general public. To learn more about preventing diversion in the outpatient environment, CLICK HERE.

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