shortage

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shortage

A paucity of personnel or product.

shortage

See Baby shortage, Blood shortage, Manpower shortage.
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However, providers in our states have voiced concerns over the uncertainty of when these products will become available and when a long-term solution to this shortage will be implemented.
However, skills shortages have the potential to severely limit companies' growth, hinder productivity and damage employee morale at a critical time.
Most respondents (83%) reported that guidelines for dealing with shortages had been developed by an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) at their institution.
ASHP guidelines on managing drug product shortages in hospitals and health systems.
More information on drug shortages is available on the FDA's web site at http://www.
The global concern regarding skills shortages has 'become more acute.
Early notification from manufacturers about possible shortages, as requested in the President's Executive Order 13588 of October 31, 2011, and then codified into law in FDASIA, has enabled the FDA to work with manufacturers to restore production of many lifesaving therapies.
Shortages of rifampin also have been reported, and, in the past 2 months, a national shortage of isoniazid has developed (1).
Nevertheless, recognizing the crisis at hand and the enormous threat drug shortages would pose to its members and the patients they treat, ASH redoubled its efforts.
The "announcement today enhances and amplifies efforts we are already undertaking at FDA to monitor and prevent and respond to drug shortages," FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said in the briefing.
In fact the situation has gotten to the point where the President has ordered the FDA to take new steps to send out early warnings about looming shortages and try to avert them.