Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Drug Shortages

As the United States continues to face drug shortages, patient care and safety is put at risk.

Some of the most needed drugs are anesthesia medications, which are needed before, during, and sometimes after surgery.

According to the article, "In 2010, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) listed 140 medications in short supply. Even more alarming, shortages are also reported for alternative drugs in several categories."

To read the full article, click here.


Snyder and Wenner, P.C.

Photo: Flickr, Army Medicine

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