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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently launched the agency’s first mobile application aimed at expediting updates to the public about drug shortages. The free app identifies current drug shortages, informs the public of resolved shortages and announces drug discontinuations.

App users can search or browse by a drug’s generic name or active ingredient, and browse by therapeutic category. The app can also be used to report a suspected drug shortage or supply issue to the FDA.

The app is available for free download via iTunes (for Apple devices) and the Google Play store (for Android devices) by searching “FDA Drug Shortages.” For additional information, please see the FDA news release online.

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