When Will The National Drug Shortage End?

The national drug shortage causes challenges daily for paramedics and ambulance services. Drug manufactures have an assortment of reasons for the shortages including increases in demand, material shortages, manufacturing delays, and in some cases suspended manufacturing. A critical aspect in a life-saving emergency can be a drug’s packaging. In the event of a heart attack,… Continue reading When Will The National Drug Shortage End?

Tylenol Recall on 8 Hour Caplets – 50 Count

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is recalling one product lot of Tylenol 8 Hour caplets 50 count bottles as of October 18, 2010. The product, sold in the United States and Puerto Rico, is being recalled due to a small number of complaints of a musty or moldy odor. The odor is thought… Continue reading Tylenol Recall on 8 Hour Caplets – 50 Count

Demands, Delays and Drug Shortages

Increase in demand. Unanticipated increased demand. Product has been discontinued. Product continues to be available with short expiration dating. Unexpected increased demand and manufacturing delays. Please see attached Recall Letter. No matter how you look at it drug shortages can cause problems. Whether it creates low stock, no stock, short-dated stock, whatever the case may… Continue reading Demands, Delays and Drug Shortages