Available Until 7/18/2026

Drug Shortages: Current Trends and Management Strategies

ACPE Number: 0204-0000-23-569-H04-P/T
Content Release Date: 07/20/2023
Expiration Date: 07/18/2026
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits: 1.0 contact hours
Activity Fee: Free to members/not available to non-members

Activity Overview

Panelists discuss the current state of drug shortages in the United States. Topics will include current trends in shortage statistics, causes of shortages and regulatory efforts to address them, management strategies on the front lines, and potential solutions to the drug shortage problem. 

*Please note this activity was presented as a live webinar on 7/18/23, those who claimed credit for the live program should not claim credit for the home study.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

This activity is intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are affected by drug shortages either in their clinical practice or in how they procure and prepare drugs.

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe current trends and statistics in drug shortages.
  • Discuss strategies the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can employ to mitigate drug shortages.
  • Describe strategies to limit the impact of drug shortages on patient care.

* Introduction
* Presentation
* Q&A

Erin Fox, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Senior Director, Drug Information and Support Services
University of Utah Health
Salt Lake City

Valerie Jensen, RPh
Associate Director, FDA Drug Shortage Staff
Silver Spring

Jason Chou, PharmD, MS
Vice President Pharmacy Services, Ochsner Health
New Orleans

Christopher Fausel, PharmD, MHA, BCOP
Director of Pharmacy, Precision Genomics
Indiana University Health

No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company.

As defined by the Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education definition of ineligible company. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the CPE activity

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.