Drug short­age so­lu­tions brought be­fore Sen­ate Home­land Se­cu­ri­ty com­mit­tee

With more than 300 ac­tive drug short­ages, the Sen­ate Com­mit­tee on Home­land Se­cu­ri­ty and Gov­ern­men­tal Af­fairs had its hands full on Wednes­day with mul­ti­ple ex­perts tes­ti­fy­ing on drug short­ages and pos­si­ble so­lu­tions.

A pic­ture of the short­age sit­u­a­tion. pre­sent­ed by Erin Fox, an ad­junct pro­fes­sor at the Col­lege of Phar­ma­cy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Utah, ex­plained how some pa­tients have died due to drug short­ages, in­clud­ing with med­ica­tion er­rors when sub­sti­tutes were dosed in­cor­rect­ly or when an emer­gency prod­uct was not avail­able.

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