COVID-19 Vaccine Production Causing Shortages Of Hospital Drugs

By Gabrielle Wanneh / December 28, 2021 at 9:56 AM
The ramp-up of coronavirus drug and vaccine manufacturing is causing shortages of drugs that hospitals commonly use, according to a study by Premier Inc. “Alongside the emergence of the Omicron variant and ongoing disease spikes, the prioritization of COVID-19 vaccine production is both rational and prudent. However, a highly consolidated supply chain has created unreasonable demand and overreliance on manufacturers who find challenges in expanding production or shifting capacity in a resource-constrained environment,” Premier said in a Dec. 21 blog...

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