Monday, September 15, 2014
Drug Shortages Happening So What's the Solution?
A recent trend in drug shortages resulting from manufacturers “experiencing product quality problems” and a lack of supply chain alternatives. Valerie Jensen, associate director of the FDA’s drug shortage program, announced the agency is temporarily leveraging foreign suppliers to alleviate supply constraint. Could this be one of the reasons why we have had so many problems with medication goof ups lately?
Am I the only one concerned about this? So if I am understanding the facts correctly we are in short supply of some meds-so we are going to trust other countries (possibly with some ties to unsavory political choices?) to supply us with them? Why are we then shipping so many medications to other countries again if it only causes us a shortage? Are we just setting ourselves up to be vulnerable to a terror attack through medications?
This is a scary reality they have so many shortages just check it out at : http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/
This is just a small list: