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Appendix 3: Potential Metrics to Include in Dashboard on Drug Shortage Program Web Site

Table of Contents: A Review of FDA’s Approach to Medical Product Shortages

Number of drug shortages in previous calendar year

Number of drug shortages currently active

Number of drug shortages resolved in previous calendar yearNumber of drug shortages prevented in previous calendar year

Dosage forms of drugs currently in shortage

Causes of current drug shortages

Number of drug shortages related to the Unapproved Drugs Initiative in previous calendar year

Number of shortages addressed through importation in the previous calendar year

Median duration of shortages