Drug Shortages

iSpeak Blog
ISPE is pleased to announce that its Drug Shortages Initiative Task Team is launching a new phase of work to focus on business continuity planning for the prevention of drug shortages. We invite your company to participate. The first activity is a benchmarking study that will launch in May 2021 and...
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During 2020, the pressure points of the COVID-19 pandemic challenged us to broaden our thinking and change our practices. Adjustments were made at a global scale and more people were immersed in the experience of dealing with a crisis than ever before. This generated a spotlight on pharmaceutical...
Online Exclusives
As noted in the ISPE Drug Shortages Prevention Plan,International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering. “ISPE Drug Shortages Prevention Plan: A Holistic View for Root Cause to Prevention.” October 2014. https://ispe.org/DrugShortagesPreventionPlan business continuity planning is a powerful,...
iSpeak Blog
The individual stories of patients—and their families—are welcome reminders to the pharmaceutical industry about just how meaningful pharmaceutical development, manufacturing, and delivery are every day to those patients and their families.
Special Reports
When faced with large-scale disruptive events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the emergency and business continuity plans of drug manufacturers and event-specific actions of health authorities may not always be sufficient to prevent shortages of critical medical products. However, early, transparent...
iSpeak Blog
ISPE places the health and safety of its members, staff, and the broader ISPE global community as its top priority. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the ISPE Drug Shortages Initiatives Team encourages everyone to follow the available safety and health...
Features
In the 1960s, almost all children diagnosed with the most common pediatric cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), were dead within 5 years. The steady and dramatic rise in survival rates since then means that today these kids have a near-90% chance...
Features
After much focus at recent conferences and in publications on understanding the manufacturing- and quality-related causes of drug shortages, delegates at the 2016 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, had the opportunity to hear from a panel of...
Training
The prevention of drug shortages is critically important to public health. As a not-for-profit global organization with both industry and regulatory members in 90 countries, ISPE is uniquely positioned to facilitate...