Drug Shortages are Happening More Often and Lasting Longer

A handful of pills and tablets.
Pete's taken zinc, vitamin C, Alka-Seltzer Plus, and a few other products but is still under the weather,

So says this article, which confirms what anyone who has been watching the news already knows. The problem seems to be shortages of raw materials and manufacturing problems that lead to plants being shut down. The FDA blames “the economics of the pharmaceutical market.” Producing drugs and raw materials overseas doesn’t seem to make the list.

If you rely on a specific medication, talk to your doctor about how you can stock up. Insurance may not pay for it, but having an extra 30 or 90 days of the drug you rely on could save your life, or at least make it much easier.

Published 12/5/2022. Read the whole article.