For the past two years, drug shortages have been a problem and this year is no exception. In some places, data indicates that the crisis may be coming to a close in the future. In 2011, the US drug shortage was at it’s all-time high at 251 shortages, while in 2014, the number stabilized at 44. The article addresses that although the decrease in shortages show progress for the US, different drugs are being affected and hospitals are constantly in fear of another regression. Valerie Jensen, Director of Drug Shortages Staff, US FDA, believes that the improvements are stemming from better communication between the industry and FDA.
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