Tornado at Pfizer Warehouse Likely to Worsen Shortage of Surgical Drugs

Why It Matters: Some of these medicine are not widely produced. The U.S. Pharmacopeia, a nonprofit that examines the drug supply chain, took a close look at the likely effect of the tornado damage. The nonprofit assigns “vulnerability scores” to medications, accounting for factors linked to shortages, like low prices, quality problems at production sites


Tornado Rips Through North Carolina Pfizer Site, Damaging Drug Supplies

A tornado caused extensive damage to a Pfizer drug manufacturing site in Rocky Mount, N.C., on Wednesday, threatening critical supplies for hospitals across the country. The company estimated that one-fourth of the injectable medications it supplies to U.S. hospitals were made at the Rocky Mount property, including drugs used during surgeries and other procedures to