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Drugs in bottles Experts are calling for further allocation guidelines, better information sharing and more contingencies for pandemic-related issues such as demand surges or distribution needs. (Photo: Shutterstock)

More than nine in 10 pharmacy industry experts believe drug shortages or supply chain disruptions may be on the horizon.

Global issues such as the pandemic, trade restrictions and climate change will increase the potential for drug shortages, and a major technology failure or breach could cause widespread disruptions to the delivery of U.S. health-care supplies, according to participating panelists in the “2021 Pharmacy Forecast” from the American Society of Health-system Pharmacists (ASHP).

 

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