Drug Shortages

Planning for drug shortages in LTC

Planning for drug shortages in LTC

Regional, national and local drug shortages are constantly changing. One month there may be a severe shortage of one item, while the next month healthcare providers have access to a steady supply. This issue causes gaps in care, and in a facility with a high-risk population to begin with, shortages could put patients' health in jeopardy.

Providers face severe drug shortages of heart attack, pain and cancer drugs

Physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers are facing unprecedented drug shortages, forcing provider pharmacies to ration remaining supplies for drugs used for heart attacks, severe pain, cancer and infections.