FDA announces a shortage of ventilators for Covid-19 patients

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that it has a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment, Testing Supplies and Equipment, and Ventilation-Related Products.

FDA provided a list of medical devices for which the FDA has been notified that manufacturing has been permanently discontinued. The list below fulfills this statutory obligation and reflects the categories of devices the FDA has determined to be in shortage at this time and will be maintained and updated as the COVID-19 public health emergency evolves

08/14/2020 Ventilation-Related Products BZD (Non-continuous ventilator) Demand increase for the device Duration of COVID-19 PHE Availability: 
Limited supply
08/14/2020 Ventilation-Related Products CBK (Continuous ventilator, facility use) Demand increase for the device Duration of COVID-19 PHE Availability: 
Limited supply
08/14/2020 Ventilation-Related Products NOU (Continuous ventilator, home use) Demand increase for the device Duration of COVID-19 PHE Availability: 
Limited supply

Click here to read the full shortage list on FDA’s website.

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