These are the drugs America lacks – 24/7 Wall St.
It’s been a long time since Americans faced major shortages of the goods they normally buy. With Christmas approaching, it is clear that some traditional holiday foods are unavailable or in short supply, and this has driven the prices of some items much higher than last year. (The price of this household item is skyrocketing.)
The shortage list covers a wide variety of items that people regularly buy with ease, from clothes to cars. Perhaps more concerning is the growing list of drug shortages. (It’s America’s Most Expensive Drug.)
Two factors are at the root of many of these shortages. One is the lack of workers in key industries. Another is clogged supply chains which, among other things, have left hundreds of cargo ships outside of major US ports.
When it comes to drugs, it seems supply chain issues have been the culprit, at least recently. According to Health line“The disruption in the country’s supply chain would create shortages for several drugs, including those used to treat cancer and COVID-19.”
The Food and Drug Administration Drug shortages the list includes current and resolved drug shortages and discontinuations reported to the FDA. These are updated daily. Agency staff review the manufacturer’s information and identify any shortages that have been resolved or those that persist.
According to CBS News“The American Medical Association calls the shortage an ‘urgent public health crisis’ that ‘threatens patient care and safety’.”
24/7 Wall St. reviewed the FDA’s drug shortage list (January 5) to find drugs with “currently in shortage” status. Sources of drug use include MedlinePlus, DailyMed, Medicines.com, RxList, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, [email protected], National Cancer Institute, and more. There may be more uses other than those listed.
These are the 115 drugs America lacks (as of Jan. 5)