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Drug shortages in American emergency rooms have increased more than 400 percent

Emergency rooms are health care's front line - in the United States, nearly 45 out of 100 people visit an ER in any given year. But there's an issue brewing behind the scenes in emergency medical faci... read more

Local hospitals experiencing national drug shortage, but making do

A poll conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians in May showed that 90 percent of emergency physicians in the U.S. experienced a shortage or absence of critical ER drugs, with 70 perce... read more

Drug Shortage in the U.S. May Pose Deadly Problem for Patients

Today there are more than ... of the shortage Whatever the reasons, the shortage is pushing the cost of existing drugs ever higher, said Premier’s Alkire. “Some manufactures have capitalized on this p... read more

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3 reasons why the US is vulnerable to big disasters

The 10 largest metropolitan areas on the coast alone have grown by almost 5 million people since 2010, an increase of nearly 7 percent ... to have access to the $400 emergency funds than whites. Black... read more

Iron curtain of drug pricing will topple the healthcare system

In the wake of the Mylan EpiPen scandal — where a life-saving device increased in price 400 percent ... to have the GPOs purchase drugs on their behalf. Because GPOs maintain multiple hospital contrac... read more

Amid Shortage of Psychiatric Beds, Mentally Ill Face Long Waits for Treatment

“It’s not like the patients have gone away. It’s the treatment resources that have gone away,” said Renée Binder, the immediate past president of the American ... 70 percent of emergency rooms had had ... read more

The other opioid crisis: Hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage

Earlier this month, the American Medical Association declared drug shortages ... the 2010 shortage. Such shortages steal time from patient care, increase hospitals' costs and affect just about every d... read more

Boulder County ERs reduce opioid use in face of drug abuse crisis

In Boulder County, a number of emergency rooms ... American around the clock for three weeks. Higher dosages and longer prescription supplies also increase the risk of addiction, according to some stu... read more

Affected by the EpiPen shortage? Here's what to do

The shortages are being blamed on production delays at the company that makes the auto-injection devices for Mylan. The FDA post came a day after Bloomberg News reported that more than 400 patients .. ... read more

Prescription Drug Drop Box Installed in Mays Landing

Atlantic County residents will have more ... a 400% increase in substance abuse treatment admissions for people abusing prescription drugs. AMCC is sponsored by PhRMA, Actavis, The Partnership at Drug... read more

US hospitals grapple with prolonged injected opioid shortage

Earlier this month, the American Medical Association declared drug shortages ... the 2010 shortage. Such shortages steal time from patient care, increase hospitals’ costs and affect just about every d... read more



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