A new congressional committee report warns that a shortage of critical drugs, including antibiotics, children’s medicine, and ADHD medication, could pose a threat to national security, with the shortage peaking at the end of 2022, with 295 different drugs in short supply, according to Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Causes for the shortage include economic factors, supply chain issues, and overreliance on foreign suppliers. The report recommends that Congress assess the supply chain for risk of drug shortages that could impact national security.

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