Medication Shortages and How to Handle Them

Medication shortages are now an ongoing part of business. These medications shortages can be difficult, time consuming, and occasionally dangerous. Unfortunately, your consultant pharmacist can’t make the shortages go away, but there are techniques to prevent these shortages from affecting patients. We’ll consider some common pitfalls and proactive strategies in medication ordering, stocking, and using of medications and their alternatives in times of shortages.


Gregory Tertes is president of ASC Pharmacist Consultants, and an expert consultant to Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Gregory’s guiding principles in his work are to assist you with Patient Safety, Survey Success, and Cost Containment. His past experience in management, operational and quality assurance roles in pharmacy have prepared Gregory to support his clients in any pharmacy challenge.