Pharmacist Group Warns Drug Shortages Are Hitting Levels Never Previously Recorded

Pharmacist Group Warns Drug Shortages Are Hitting Levels Never Previously Recorded


A pharmacist group is ringing the alarm bells over the rising number of important, life-saving drugs that are becoming increasingly scarce and says it has been an ongoing problem since as far back as 2001.

The University of Utah Drug Information Service has recently warned the medical sector that there are currently 323 active drug shortages going on right now, putting lives in danger all across the nation, The Washington Post reported.

The group said that they are tracking unprecedented shortages, and wrote, “Ongoing and active shortages are the highest number (323) since we began tracking data in 2001,” according to ASHP.

Trending: Nightmare Situation as Tesla Dies in Heatwave, Trapping Toddler Inside

The service compiles its data quarterly and follows reports from doctors and hospitals, especially hospital pharmacies, and other sources, the Post reported.

After

Continue reading


 

Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!