Drug Shortages in Hospitals.- getting severe. Here’s the long list.

Have you seen the list of drugs that are in short supply?

The American Association of Hospital Pharmacists track drug shortages and the list is massive and includes a whose who of key drugs.

Shortages so severe the FDA is allowing use of expired drugs to fill void.

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Almost all of them due to manufacturing problems – read that “Made in China” and not available.

Azithromycin which has been in the news a lot lately – “Pfizer has azithromycin injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.”

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Basic IVs – “ Pfizer has 50% dextrose injection on shortage due to manufacturing delays.”

Just about every widely used IV antibiotic is in short supply.

www.ashp.org/Drug-Shortages/Current-Shortages/Drug-Shortages-List?page=CurrentShortages&sort=1

 

 

h/t Cap’n Obvious

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