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U.S. Food & Drug Administration
Continuing Education and Accreditation
Division of Learning and Organizational Development
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Drug Shortages: Root Causes and Potential Solutions

Step Status
Educational Content
Starts On: Fri, 8/26/22: 12:00 AM EDT
Ends On: Sat, 6/28/25: 12:00 AM EDT
Type: Enduring Material
Credits: 1
Description: Drug shortages can have serious effects on patients who may experience treatment delays, receive alternative treatments that are not as effective or well-tolerated, or forgo treatment. These outcomes can prolong patient suffering, contribute to disease progression, and result in other adverse health outcomes that reduce patient well-being and increase morbidity. Mitigating and preventing drug shortages is a priority for FDA. This webinar will provide a general overview of CDER's Drug Shortage program, current shortage issues and challenges.
  • Explain how to utilize FDA's Drug Information, medication safety resources, and regulatory guidances to improve delivery of patient care and optimize outcomes.

  • Describe and inform health care providers of recent labeling, policy and regulatory changes which would impact prescribing and medication management to optimize patient care.
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Additional Resources: DrugshortagesSlides