Tamiflu is the latest medication to be reported in short supply where levels of influenza continue to be high across the United States, according to new information from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ASHP says 21 oseltamivir presentations are in short supply, with most of the eight manufacturers involved reporting no resupply date. The report notes that some pharmacists have started compounding some medications in response. JUCM News has reported previously on the ongoing amoxicillin shortage. That continues, as well, but the American Academy of Pediatrics has e-published a list of recommended alternative medications for children diagnosed with illnesses for which amoxicillin is indicated.
Multiple Drug Shortages Continue—and the Prospects for Timely Resolution Are Not Good