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Regulatory Roundup: FDA Website Provides Information on Drug Shortages

ePT--the Electronic Newsletter of Pharmaceutical Technology

As industry witnessed in 2008 with heparin, shortages of certain drugs or drug substances can be hazardous. FDA has a website which lists current drug shortages to keep industry and the public up to date and aware of current stocks. Among the most recent shortages listed are Genentech’s Tamiflu for Oral Suspension and several injections. The information provided on the site is provided voluntarily by manufacturers. Healthcare professionals and patients are also encouraged to notify the agency of shortages at drugshortages@fda.hhs.gov.

FDA is holding a public workshop Sept. 26, 2011, in Silver Spring, Maryland, on drug shortages to discuss how the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is addressing the issue, including the causes and impacts of shortages and potential strategies for preventing them in the future.

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