Duration of reported drug shortages in the United States between 2007 and 2013*
Duration of drug shortages in the U.S. 2007-2013
This statistic depicts the duration of active drug shortages from January 2007 through June 2013. Of the reported drug shortages in the U.S., 722 lasted up to one year, while 174 lasted between one and two years.
Duration of reported drug shortages in the United States between 2007 and 2013*
DurationNumber of drug shortages
Up to 1 year722
1-2 years174
2-3 years94
3-4 years46
4 or more years21
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Sources

Release date

February 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2013

Supplementary notes

* January 2007 to June 2013. Figures include 1,057 of the reported 1,132 shortages due to University of Utah Drug Information listing 75 as lasting zero days.

Duration of drug shortages in the U.S. 2007-2013
This statistic depicts the duration of active drug shortages from January 2007 through June 2013. Of the reported drug shortages in the U.S., 722 lasted up to one year, while 174 lasted between one and two years.
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