Journal Article
Commentary

Antibiotic shortages in pediatrics.

Banerjee R, Thurm CW, Fox ER, et al. Pediatrics. 2018;142.

Drug shortages can disrupt care processes and diminish medication safety. This commentary highlights distinct concerns associated with disruptions in access to appropriate antibiotics for pediatric patients and the lack of evidence exploring this common problem. The authors suggest strategies to address these shortages, including antibiotic stewardship and government oversight. A WebM&M commentary discussed challenges associated with medication shortages.