Tag: Drug Shortage

COVID-19 could Lead to Drug Shortage in EU

European Union health ministers raised concerns over the potential for drug shortages if the COVID-19 outbreak continues to keep China in a near lockdown. At an emergency meeting in Brussels, Franc...

FDA Explains Causes of Drug Shortages

One of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) top priorities is to ensure that Americans have access to safe and effective medicines. Sometimes, for a number of reasons, shortages of certain me...

Britain Informs on Possible Drug Shortage Ahead of Brexit Deadline

Although the UK has prepared for drug supply issues ahead of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, Matt Hancock, UK secretary of state for health and social care, explained recently what still needs to be d...

Pakistan to Lift Ban on Drug Import from India

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The government in Pakistan has partly lifted an import ban to allow life-saving drugs from India into the country. The Ministry of Commerce issued the Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) after approval f...

EMA Published Two Guidances on Drug Shortages

Regulators in the European Union have taken the first steps to diminish shortages of medicinal products. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) published two gui...

HRT Shortage in UK to Continue Next Year

Around half of HRT products have been reported as out of stock in UK pharmacies due to supply issues in China, leading to a shortage. A shortage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the UK has l...

Possible Meds Shortage in No-Deal Brexit Case

Leaked government documents have revealed that a no-deal Brexit will result in medicine shortages. The Operation Yellowhammer dossier indicates that fewer drug imports could be a reality for the UK. ...

Experts Warning Over Shortages of Medicines in Europe in Case of No-deal Brexit

As the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain to leave the European Union approaches, health professionals are warning that shortages of some medicines could worsen in Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit. ...

EU Network Takes Steps to Resolve Medicines Shortages

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The European Union task force set up to address problems with medicines supply has published two documents today: guidance for marketing authorisation holders on reporting of shortages in the EU ...

Delhi Experiences Big Shortage of Rabies Vaccines

Decreased supply of anti-rabies vaccines (ARVs) in Delhi causes outbreak of the disease. The Delhi government is reporting an “acute shortage” of rabies vaccines in its government-run hospitals. Ho...

Russia in Risk of Drug Shortage

The existing sanctions regime against Russia may lead to the shortage of drugs in the local market over the next several years, according to recent statements by analysts of the Russian Ministry of He...

Updated Obligations for Drug Shortage in Australia

The Australian medicines regulator has updated its guidance on reporting obligations for pharmaceutical companies, mandating confidential reporting of all shortages. The document, published by the ...

Low-Priced Generics Face Shortages

The lowest-priced generic drugs are more likely to experience shortages, according to a study published in the November issue of Value in Health. Chintan V. Dave, Pharm.D., Ph.D., from Brigham and ...