Month: February 2020

**UPDATED 3/21/2020** List of FDA Drug Shortages Link, Link to Erie County “HOT MAP” and much more!

The Newsteader™ features the syndicated feed from the CDC.  Just scroll all the way down the page.  It updates in real time when the CDC updates.

Erie County “Hot Map”


The WHO sent a team to China to learn more about the virus.  Here is a link to the  Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Here is the Link to the WHO Daily Situation Report for 3/21/2020


The WHO has also launched a FREE ONLINE COURSE on

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)         <<<<<Click Here

“This course provides information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure there is no further transmission to HCW or to other patients and others in the healthcare facility.

This training is intended for healthcare workers and public health professionals, as it is focused on infection prevention and control.”

FDA List of Drug Shortages

Link to the FDA site with list of current drug shortages and discontinued.<<<<Click Here






Coronavirus (COVID-19) Supply Chain Update (FDA Statement)

For Immediate Release: Statement From:

Commissioner of Food and Drugs – Food and Drug Administration

Stephen M. Hahn M.D.

As I have previously communicated, the FDA has been closely monitoring the supply chain with the expectation that the COVID-19 outbreak would likely impact the medical product supply chain, including potential disruptions to supply or shortages of critical medical products in the U.S.

A manufacturer has alerted us to a shortage of a human drug that was recently added to the drug shortages list. The manufacturer just notified us that this shortage is related to a site affected by coronavirus. The shortage is due to an issue with manufacturing of an active pharmaceutical ingredient used in the drug. It is important to note that there are other alternatives that can be used by patients. We are working with the manufacturer as well as other manufacturers to mitigate the shortage. We will do everything possible to mitigate the shortage.

Additional Information on Human Drugs

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