Friday Dec 02, 2022

The impact of drug shortages, Part 1

For a long time, drug shortages have made a tremendous impact on clinical practice, but now, because of the pandemic and its aftermath, those shortages are acute. This new series will cover the various shortages that are occurring today and what we can do about them.


Guest speaker:
Mittal Sutaria, PharmD
Senior Vice President
Contract and Program Services, Pharmacy


Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Principal, Pharmacy Solutions


Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM
Senior Principal, Clinical Operations and Quality


Show Notes:

[01:20] Shortages have expanded beyond drugs

[02:20] Shortages occurring today

[03:40] The “Swiss Cheese” approach to addressing shortages

[06:00] COVID

[07:02] Why recovery from shortages takes time

[07:56] Causes of shortages


Links | Resources:

“The one thing you need to know about drug shortage stewardship” (Vizient, Oct 25, 2022): Click here

To contact Modern Practice:

To contact Dr. Sutaria:

To contact Dr. Lucio:


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