Causes of drug shortages in the U.S. 2011-2013

This statistic illustrates the percentual distribution of reported causes of drug shortages in the United States from January 2011 through June 2013. Some 40 percent of reported causes of drug shortages in the U.S. concerned quality problems. Quality problems include, for example, such issues as bacterial contamination or particulate matter (i.e., metal or glass particles in vials).

Reported causes of drug shortages in the United States between January 2011 and June 2013

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Release date

February 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

January 2011 to June 2013

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Statistics on "Top pharmaceutical drugs"

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