Pharmacists struggle to find key medicines and now have to anticipate drug shortages caused by extreme weather and global instability.
Laura Bray couldn't watch her 9-year-old's leukemia go untreated. She started campaigning to fix a broken system and get patients the treatments they need in the face of drug shortages.
A tornado that ripped through a Pfizer plant in Rocky Mount, N.C., raised worries about shortages of medicines used in hospitals. The drugs include commonly used painkillers and anesthetics.
The recent, abrupt shortage of critical cancer drugs is forcing doctors to ration essential medications. It highlights a broken business model in generic drugs.
Children who need growth hormone to achieve their full stature are having trouble getting the medicine. A shortage has stretched months longer than expected and could last the rest of the year.
Strep throat is more prevalent this year, and amoxicillin manufacturers didn't make enough of the antibiotic to go around.
A total of 295 types of drugs — everything from sedatives to children's flu medicine — were in short supply in 2022, according to a new report from the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security.