• 2011 Drug Shortages Soar to Record Highs

    Last year was a banner year for drug shortages, according to information just released by the University of Utah Drug Information Service . 267 medications experienced shortages during 2011 , topping the previous year's record of 211, and exceeding 2004 levels by 460%. The issue has attracted the attention of both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and President Barack Obama.  The FDA has launched a drug shortages program to work with manufacturers and...