Drug Shortage Resources from ASCA

Drug Shortage Resources from ASCA

The following resources have been provided by the ASCA:


Many ASCs have been experiencing shortages of drugs, such as Fentanyl and Versed. While ASCA is working with other affected groups to find a long-term solution to this vexing problem, there are resources currently available where ASCs can help raise awareness of the shortages. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for tracking shortages and is working with drug manufacturers to respond to the shortages. The FDA needs to be made aware of these shortages, which is where your help is requested. If your ASC is experiencing a problem obtaining necessary drugs, please report the problem to the FDA. You can file a report to the FDA here.


In addition, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is tracking which drugs are in short supply, timelines for delivery of drugs and alternatives that can be used in place of hard-to-obtain drugs. You can find this information by clicking here.


For more information, please contact Steve Miller at smiller@ascassociation.org.

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