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Drug shortage in the COVID era

Global drug shortages due to COVID-19: Impact on patient care and mitigation strategies

Many of you should be aware of how the COVID pandemic has applied massive pressure onto healthcare systems. One aspect of which is widespread drug shortages. This article discusses this situation.

Please read the article: Global drug shortages due to COVID-19: Impact on patient care and mitigation strategies with these guiding questions in mind:

  • What were the causes of the shortage?

  • Which drugs were in shortage?

  • What were the countermeasures?

  • What were the impacts?

After you have finished reading the article, please share about the situation in your hospital during the pandemic.

  • Did your hospital experience drug shortages during the COVID pandemic?

  • If yes, what were the countermeasures?

  • If no, how did your hospital avoid drug shortages in this global pandemic?

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