Journal Article
Commentary

ASHP guidelines on managing drug product shortages.

Fox ER, McLaughlin MM. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 2018;75:1742-1750.

Drug shortages are a persistent threat to safe patient care. These guidelines provide a structured approach for care teams to develop an action plan to reduce risks when faced with drug shortages in their work. Recommendations include conducting operational assessments, establishing a drug shortage team, and communicating with patients and providers when a shortage occurs.