Drug Shortages

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US FDA launches drug shortages task force

By Ben Hargreaves

The US FDA announced a task force has been formed to prevent the shortage of drugs, by addressing the ‘underlying structural concerns’ that allow this to happen.

“The root causes of drug shortages are many and often involve a trigger in production factors or technical processes,

ISPE offers preview to drug shortages prevention plan

By Zachary Brennan

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) last week offered up a preview to its plan to help manufacturers avoid or mitigate drug shortages due to manufacturing or quality issues.