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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Despite federal legislation, shortages of drugs used in acute care settings remain persistent and prolonged.

Chen SI, Fox ER, Hall K, et al. Health affairs (Project Hope). 2016;35:798-804.

Drug shortages have been a persistent problem for several years and have been shown to affect patient safety. The Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act of 2012 was intended to address these shortages. This analysis found that while shortages have decreased since the act was passed, problems with drug supply for acute care facilities remain.