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FDA: Fewer new drug shortages
Modern Healthcare

The Food and Drug Administration said there are fewer new drug shortages as compared with this time last year.

In a blog post, FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg wrote that there has been a “six-fold increase” in notifications from manufacturers since October, when the agency asked drug manufacturers to voluntarily report potential supply disruptions.

There are currently 42 new drug shortages, compared with 90 new shortages that were reported at this time last year.