FDA’s Program Alignment: More Questions Than Answers

In February 2014, then FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg issued a memorandum directing all Centers and the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) to develop a plan for more collaboration and efficiency in operations.  As a result of this mandate, the Centers and ORA have developed fiscal year plans to move toward a distinct commodity-based, vertically-integrated regulatory structure. 

Current FDA Shortage List Still Heavy on Injectable Products


FDA’s drug shortage list has a total of 60 drug products in the “currently in shortage” status (see list here). As you can see from the table below, injectable products are leading the list with 46 drug products currently in shortage.

The second leading category are solid oral dosage forms and then just a few other dosage forms occupy the list as still in a shortage situation.