COVID-19-related Drug Shortage Survey

April 29, 2020

IHA and the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP) are assisting the Illinois Dept. of Public Health (IDPH) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to identify and monitor medication shortages related to the COVID-19 pandemic. All Illinois hospital pharmacy directors are being asked to complete the medication dashboard by identifying the drug and level of COVID-related shortage they are experiencing. The shortages will be reported to IDPH, IEMA and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as they are identified in order to mitigate them.

Email completed dashboards to Scott Meyers, ICHP, executive vice president. The form only needs to be completed one time per hospital. However, if your institution experiences a new shortage, please revise the form and resend. A new form will be distributed weekly by ICHP and IHA to best capture all COVID-related shortage trends. Thus far, pharmacy directors representing over 70 hospitals have sent in completed forms.