U.S. to limit states’ access to COVID antibody treatments as demand rises … Aggressively reducing Alzheimer’s risk factors could mean 1.2 million fewer cases in 2050: experts … NIH launches nationwide...
Arthritis drug Actemra in short supply as demand for use in COVID ramps up
Aug 18, 2021
Demand for Actemra IV has skyrocketed due to the latest wave of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, drugmaker Genentech says. In the past two weeks alone, orders for the drug shot up to 400% of pre-COVID...
COVID-19 side effect: critical drugs in short supply
Apr 05, 2020
Demand has skyrocketed for drugs ranging from asthma inhalers and antibiotics to sedatives needed for mechanical ventilation.
Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, March 11
Mar 10, 2020
Suspected coronavirus leads to no-visitor policies at Nebraska senior living communities … Low blood pressure linked to higher mortality in elders, finds UK study … Pharmacists quietly panicking over...
Planning for drug shortages in LTC
Jan 27, 2014
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...
Providers face severe drug shortages of heart attack, pain and cancer drugs
May 03, 2011
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...