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Tornado damage to the Pfizer facility may exacerbate drug shortages

Tornado damage to the Pfizer facility may exacerbate drug shortages

Albert Bourla, CEO of Pfizer. Lintao Zhang/Getty Images Hospital drug buyers are trying to figure out how tornado damage at a major Pfizer manufacturing facility will affect drug availability across the country at a time of record drug shortages. Healthcare providers Premier Inc. and Vizient Inc. said they are working with other drugmakers to see …

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Debris is strewn around the Pfizer facility on Wednesday, July 19, 2023 in Rocky Mount, NC after storm damage.

Tornado damage to Pfizer plant likely to create long-term shortages of some drugs hospitals need

The fallout from a Pfizer factory damaged by a tornado could put even more pressure on already strained drug supplies to US hospitals, experts say. Wednesday’s tornado struck near Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and ripped through the roof of a Pfizer factory that produces nearly 25 percent of all sterile injectable medicines used in U.S. …

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