The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched the Drug Shortages 2 mobile application for Android devices. The upgrade will enable users to receive notifications when the Agency adds or updates shortage information about a drug product or about a drug within selected therapeutic categories. This update adds a feature requested by many healthcare professionals.
Drug Shortages 2 for Android devices is available for free download via Google Play.
First launched March 4, 2015, the app identifies current drug shortages, resolved shortages and discontinuations of drug products. The agency developed the drug shortages app to improve access to information about drug shortages, as part of the FDA’s efforts outlined in the Strategic Plan for Preventing and Mitigating Drug Shortages.
The Agency is currently working on notifications for the iOS version of the mobile app, which will be available soon. The app for Apple devices is available for free download via iTunes.