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The FDA identifies its first drug shortage due to coronavirus but won't name the medicine

1 month ago   |   By STAT

For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration has reported a shortage of a medicine due to a manufacturing “issue” with an active pharmaceutical ingredient. However, the agency did not disclose the name of the medicine, prompting criticism over concerns the lack of information can make it difficult to plan for patient needs.
In a statement issued Thursday night, the FDA explained that an unnamed manufacturer reported a shortage, but did not provide any further details. The statement added that “it is important to note that there are other alternatives...
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The FDA just announced the first drug shortage caused by the coronavirus, but wouldn't identify the drug

The FDA just announced the first drug shortage caused by the coronavirus, but wouldn't identify the drug

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

The coronavirus has caused the first drug shortage in the US.
The US Food and Drug Administration announced the shortage in a statement released Thursday night. The agency didn't identify the affected medicine.
"A manufacturer has alerted us to a shortage of a human drug that was recently added to the drug shortages list," FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said in the statement. "The manufacturer just notified us that this shortage is related to a site affected by coronavirus."
There are alternatives to the drug that patients can use, Hahn added.
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