It Takes a Village… Contending with Drug Shortages During Disasters
Burry, L.D., Barletta, J.F., Williamson, D., et al. (2020). It Takes a Village…: Contending with Drug Shortages During Disasters. Chest Journal. 158(6):2414-2424.
The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for a coordinated, multi-pronged approach to optimize medication availability. This resource addresses various factors that contribute to drug shortages during pandemics including issues related to supply (e.g., manufacturing difficulties, supply chain breakdowns), and variables that influence demand (e.g., volatile prescribing practices, anecdotal or low-level data, and hoarding).