Shortages

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Active shortages

1656

New shortages expected this week

8

New discontinuations this week

0

Shortages of Essential Medicines this year

361

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Drugs in shortage

Causes of drug shortages this year

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New shortages per week since 2018

Shortage durations

COVID-19

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COVID-19 Indicator Medicines

We are tracking the following list of medications (and groups of medications) to assess for COVID-related shortages:

ATC Description
C01CA Adrenergics
H01BA Vasopressin and analogues
M03AB01 Succinylcholine (suxamethonium)
M03AC Muscle relaxants (e.g. paralytics)
N01A Anesthetics (includes opioid, ketamines)
N05CD Benzodiazepines
N05CM18 Dexmedetomidine
C01BD01 Amiodarone
C03CA01 Furosemide
J05AR10 Kaletra (anti-viral)
N02BE01 Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
P01BA02 Hydroxychloroquine
R01AA04 Phenylephrine (nasal)
R03AC Respiratory Beta Agonists

The following charts shows the availability of COVID-19 indicator medications since November 2019. Only medications (by ATC code) that have had a shortages will be shown.

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Anesthetic Use

Other Use