How Providence is responding to medication shortages and tips to manage drug supply
Becker's Hospital Review
COVID-19 is causing critical drug shortages in the U.S. Thousands of hospitals are competing for similar types of medications in a very tight supply market. As we experience serious pharmaceutical ingredient supply interruptions, these drug shortages can lead to deadly complications when patients are unable to receive their life-saving medications.
We've come to realize just how dependent we are on China and India for pharmaceuticals. China and India are the first link in the vital supply chain of the world's medications supply. Together, these two nations are the largest producers and exporters of active pharmaceutical ingredients. At best, these medications are ineffectively regulated. At worst, they can cause unreasonable risk of exposure to unsafe medicines.
Bahou, Elie, "How Providence is responding to medication shortages and tips to manage drug supply" (2020). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 2986.