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Management of drug shortages evoked by COVID-19 pandemic

Correspondence to Author: Maira Omer, 

Department of Pharmacy administration and Clinical Pharmacy Xian Jiatong University, Xian China


COVID-19 pandemic has crystal rectifier to a devastating scenario globally. To defeat COVID-19 pandemic, continuous offer of medication is needed to safeguard the health of society. However, it looks that drug shortage has soared in COVID-19 pandemic as importation of material is presently suspended. this text offers insight on potential drivers for drug shortages within the bay of COVID-19 happening and suggests recommendations for its economical management. Apparently, pre- existing causes of drug shortages are exacerbated because of the emergence of a COVID-19 pandemic. Among these, sub-optimal performance of regulatory agency may be a vital contributor as no management strategy has been enforced to combat shortages. In fact, no official definition as well as no on-line coverage system has been dedicated to speak drug shortages within the country because of that it’s exhausting to quantify this level of shortages within the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, there’s a necessity to ascertain a correct closed-circuit television to squelch the unpredictable consequences of drug shortages.

Keywords:COVID-19, pandemic, drug shortages, pharmacist, management.


Maira Omer. Management of drug shortages evoked by COVID-19 pandemic.. Annals of Critical Care and Medicine 2024.

Journal Info

  • Journal Name: Annals of Critical Care and Medicine
  • Impact Factor: 2.709**
  • ISSN: 2770-4440
  • DOI: 10.52338/accm
  • Short Name: ACCM
  • Acceptance rate: 55%
  • Volume: 6 (2024)
  • Submission to acceptance: 25 days
  • Acceptance to publication: 10 days


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