Gap Pharm-501: We need to accurately characterize when astronauts use medications in space, why they use them, how they use them, whether they work, and if they cause any problems.
Last Published:  07/30/21 01:05:31 PM (Central)
Responsible Element: Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC)
Status: Open
Description

State of Knowledge: There is insufficient information available about how medications are used during spaceflight, especially for long-duration missions. Previous data regarding medication use on Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions were collected as part of medical records or post-flight medical debriefs; however, studies have shown that this data collection method is incomplete. Currently, there is no mechanism in place to improve the data collection process in a way that will ensure full and complete capture of medication usage information.

Approach: Consistently obtain astronaut medication usage data through an onboard software application to which crewmembers will have easy access and sufficient crew time is protected for its use.

Target for Closure
Accurate and complete astronaut medication usage data capture for approximately three years
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Risk Risk of Ineffective or Toxic Medications During Long-Duration Exploration Spaceflight
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