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The notification portal will be undergoing monthly maintenance actions in production during the following dates. During this time, users will be unable to make submissions in the portal. If there are any questions, please submit any inquiries to CDER Platform Support team at edmsupport@fda.hhs.gov.

  • 5/17/2024 at 5PM EST to 5/20/2024 at 12:00AM EST
  • 6/14/2024 at 5PM EST to 6/17/2024 at 12:00AM EST
  • 7/19/2024 at 5PM EST to 7/22/2024 at 12:00AM EST
  • 8/16/2024 at 5PM EST to 8/19/2024 at 12:00AM EST

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. When a shortage is listed as current on our Drug Shortage Database, the FDA is aware of the supply situation and is working with the manufactures on efforts to mitigate the supply disruption. We also continue to work with manufacturers on shortage prevention efforts for drugs not yet listed on the Drug Shortage Database.

Drug Shortages Database

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Note for public: Please check the Drug Shortages Database
for current shortages.

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FDA Drug Shortage Notifications

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.

For Public: Send FDA Drug Shortage Notifications 

Public can notify FDA Drug Shortage Staff via Public Notification Portal

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