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Twin Cities hospitals face critical shortage of pain medications

As the long-simmering shortage ripples across the U.S. health care system ... warning of the newest drug shortage. “The unpredictability and the volatility is what challenges most of us in pharmacy,” ... read more

Nonprofit that aims to lower drug prices is 'disruption' the industry needs, CHI Health exec says

To address shortages and high prices for some older drugs, a group of seven large health systems ... how health care is delivered and how it works in this country,” he said. “I absolutely believe this ... read more

Providers ramp up preparation for drug shortages

Standardizing the ethics framework could simplify the decisionmaking process, which can place a heavy burden on clinicians. If the drugs affected by ... only as necessary until the shortage subsides. ... read more

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Solve US drug shortages with imported medicine that measures up to FDA standards

In recent years, FDA has strengthened its early warning system for likely shortages and its ability ... associated with exporting drug, device and biologics products made in but not approved for sale ... read more

Drug shortages trigger healthcare worries, rationing

Providers across the United States ... most of the burden, he said. “The amount of time that’s being taken away from patient care is phenomenal.” In an ISMP survey last summer of 1,800 health care wor... read more

Bartering, sharing, creativity in dealing with drug shortages

Mr. Guharoy said it takes a lot of manpower to manage the constantly changing shortages, which adds to health care costs. He said nationally, drug shortages cost the system over $240 million ... “That ... read more

US FDA forms Drug Shortages Task Force to advance long-term solutions to prevent shortages

The US Food ... mitigate drug shortages – both actions to address specific shortages and efforts that target the root causes of drug shortages in general. At the same time, I believe that more can and ... read more

New AMA Policy Reflects Physician and Patient Frustration over Ongoing Drug Shortages

CHICAGO, June 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Responding to ongoing national drug ... Shortages of these basic products, and their containers, increased following hurricane damage to production facilitie... read more

Helping hospitals track counterfeit drugs is this start-up's Rx

Plans include a mobile app warning of drug shortages ... burden on each having to carry a drug that is likely to get thrown out on its expiration date rather than actually be used, deVera said. "If we ... read more

Congress and regulators slow to respond to drug pricing and shortage problem

Shortages ... System Pharmacy. Beyond health risks, there is added expense. Therapeutic drug substitutes cost hospitals at least $200 million every year. President Trump Donald John Trump California l... read more

Surviving drug shortages by eliminating the middlemen

“Creating this (relationship) is a way for us to mitigate those issues that come along pretty much every month,” Pho said. “Fifteen years ago … I had maybe 30 to 40 drug shortages a ... Adam Rubenfire ... read more

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