Drug Shortages

Drug Shortages can occur for many reasons including manufacturing and quality problems, delays, and discontinuations. Manufacturers provide FDA most drug shortage information, and the agency works closely with them to prevent or reduce the impact of shortages.

Shortage notifications and updates may be reported to FDA at drugshortages@fda.hhs.gov.

Drug Shortages Database       Get Email Notifications 

Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA 


Lists of Products in Shortage with Extended Use Dates

Influenza Season 2018-2019

Availability of Antiviral Medications (PDF - 45KB) [Updated 12/3/18]

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.

FDA’s work to mitigate shortages of intravenous drugs, shorten supply disruptions and better predict vulnerabilities

For Industry: Send FDA Drug Shortage and Supply Notifications

Industry can notify FDA Drug Shortage Staff via CDER Direct NextGen Portal.

This portal is intended ONLY for drug manufacturers/applicants. Industry can notify the FDA Drug Shortage Staff of new discontinuances, GMP issues, increase in product demand, recalls, supply interruptions, or other events. If you have any questions, please contact: drugshortages@fda.hhs.gov.

FDA Drug Shortages Mobile App

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Android App App FDA Drug Shortages App

Receive notifications when there is new or updated information about a drug product shortage or a drug within selected therapeutic categories.

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