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Cooper JJ. ABC News. July 12, 2012.
This news article reports on how drug shortages have affected emergency medical services.
Impact of oncology drug shortages on chemotherapy treatment.
Alpert A, Jacobson M. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Feb 10; [Epub ahead of print].
Antibiotic shortages in pediatrics.
Banerjee R, Thurm CW, Fox ER, Hersh AL. Pediatrics. 2018;142:e20180858.
Steroids and Safety: Preventing Medication Adverse Events During Transitions of Care
David J. Lucier, MD, MBA, MPH, and Jeffrey L. Greenwald, MD
Parenteral opioid shortage—treating pain during the opioid-overdose epidemic.
Bruera E. N Engl J Med. 2018;379:601-603.
ASHP guidelines on managing drug product shortages.
Fox ER, McLaughlin MM. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75:1742-1750.
Safe handling of concentrated electrolyte products from outsourcing facilities during critical drug shortages.
National Alert Network. Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. May 24, 2018.
Injectable Opioid Shortages: Suggestions for Management and Conservation.
Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the University of Utah Drug Information Service; 2018.
The other opioid crisis: hospital shortages lead to patient pain, medical errors.
Bartolone P. Kaiser Health News. March 16, 2018.
Drug shortages roundtable: minimizing the impact on patient care.
Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018;75:816-820.
Drug shortages: effect on parenteral nutrition therapy.
Holcombe B, Mattox TW, Plogsted S. Nutr Clin Pract. 2018;33:53-61.
Drug shortages continue to compromise patient care.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. January 11, 2018;23:1-4.
ISMP Survey on Drug Shortages.
Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; August 24, 2017.
Drug Shortages: Certain Factors Are Strongly Associated With This Persistent Public Health Challenge.
Washington, DC: United States Government Accountability Office; July 7, 2016. Publication GAO-16-595.
Despite federal legislation, shortages of drugs used in acute care settings remain persistent and prolonged.
Chen SI, Fox ER, Hall MK, et al. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016;35:798-804.
The impact of drug shortages on patients with cardiovascular disease: causes, consequences, and a call to action.
Reed BN, Fox ER, Konig M, et al. Am Heart J. 2016;175:130-141.
Drug shortages forcing hard decisions on rationing treatments.
Fink S. New York Times. January 29, 2016.
Longitudinal trends in U.S. drug shortages for medications used in emergency departments (2001–2014).
Hawley KL, Mazer-Amirshahi M, Zocchi MS, Fox ER, Pines JM. Acad Emerg Med. 2016;23:63-69.
Addressing the Global Shortages of Medicines, and the Safety and Accessibility of Children's Medication.
Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2015.
Impact of a drug shortage on medication errors and clinical outcomes in the pediatric intensive care unit.
Hughes KM, Goswami ES, Morris JL. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2015;20:453-461.
Evaluation of parenteral nutrition errors in an era of drug shortages.
Storey MA, Weber RJ, Besco K, Beatty S, Aizawa K, Mirtallo JM. Nutr Clin Pract. 2016;31:211-217.
Survey of the national drug shortage effect on anesthesia and patient safety: a patient perspective.
Hsia IK, Dexter F, Logvinov I, Tankosic N, Ramakrishna H, Brull SJ. Anesth Analg. 2015;121:502-506.
The US has a drug shortage—and people are dying.
Koba M. Fortune. January 6, 2015.
Drug shortages: the scary reality of a world without meds.
Eban K. Reader's Digest. June 2014.
Drug shortages: a complex health care crisis.
Fox ER, Sweet BV, Jensen V. Mayo Clin Proc. 2014;89:361-373.
Drug Shortages: Public Health Threat Continues, Despite Efforts to Help Ensure Product Availability.
Washington, DC: United States Government Accountability Office; February 10, 2014. Publication GAO-14-194.
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