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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 ... read more

Drug shortages in American ERs — mostly of lifesaving medicines to treat infectious diseases or poisonings — have increased more than 400 percent

Emergency rooms ... increased by more than 400 percent between 2001 and 2014. The study analyzed data from the University of Utah Drug Information Service, which receives drug shortage reports ... read more

Drug shortages in U.S. emergency rooms on the rise

Since 2008, the number of shortages has risen by more than 400 percent, researchers found. Half of all emergency room ... may not have as much experience with them,” she told Reuters Health by email. ... read more

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Why prescription drug shortages are so costly

At last count, more than ... emergency room patients without efficient and effective pain relief treatment, Erin Fox, senior director of the University of Utah's drug information and support services ... read more

Drug Shortages Forcing Hard Decisions on Rationing Treatments

In recent years, shortages of all sorts of drugs — anesthetics, painkillers, antibiotics, cancer treatments — have become the new normal in American ... more than 75 drugs the first week of January. ... read more

Drug side effects have led to increased ER visits in older Americans

Side effects from medication are causing more older Americans to visit emergency rooms and leading to more ... 1,000 individuals for those younger than 65 years. An estimated 35 percent of ER visits ... read more

Rising Drug Prices Said to Strain Hospitals, Force Budget Cuts

Drugs associated with outpatient care, which includes emergency room visits and other short-term services, were the most costly. Outpatient drug spending increased 28.7 percent ... and shortages has ... read more

93 Percent of Docs Say Emergency Rooms Are Not Prepared for Disaster: Study

The study polled more than 1,300 ... striking finding, 90 percent of about 250 doctors polled said there was a shortage or absence of critical medication in their emergency rooms and that over the ... read more

More than 10 percent of emergency room visits involving energy drinks result in hospitalization

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More than 200 drugs in critical short supply

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The U.S. Is Facing an EpiPen Shortage

More than 400 patients in 45 states have reported difficulty ... to its comprehensive shortage list on May 3. ASHP tracks drug shortages and attempts to keep the public informed of them. Whitney ... read more



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