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Rising drug prices said to strain hospitals

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 have ... read more

Rising drug costs straining hospitals, new study shows

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 r... 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

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Drug shortages pose a public health crisis in the US

On June 12, the American ... bicarbonate may have contributed to a patient's death. Other poor outcomes included more pain or discomfort during procedures because appropriate drugs were unavailable. D... read more


There's a shortage of opioids where they're needed most - in hospitals

"The shortage of hydromorphone ... because they are safest and have long shelf lives. Pharmacies can split larger vials in a clean room, but drugs may be wasted and the resulting syringes expire much ... 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

Budget Cuts For State Mental Health Programs Lead To Crowded Emergency Rooms

Our guest blogger is Katrina Womble, a Health Policy intern at the Center for American Progress. In an attempt to address state budget shortages ... group, more than 70 percent of emergency department ... read more

Most Hospitals Aren't Ready for Mass Tragedies, ER Docs Say

The finding, from a new poll by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), comes as the U.S. Congress considers major disaster preparedness legislation. ACEP questioned 1,328 emergency room ... read more

Drugs Can Often Ride A Wave Of Novelty And Marketing Before Reality Crashes Down

(Chang, 6/19) Stat: FDA Says Drug Shortages ... more than half of which goes to the costs of managing the condition and its many side effects. That’s more than double the bill their peers who don’t ha... read more

EpiPen Gets Its First Generic Rival After Criticism for High Price

Teva’s American depositary receipts rose 7.1 percent to $24.06 at 1:02 ... In May, the FDA placed the EpiPen on its list of drugs in shortage after more than 400 patients in 45 states reported difficu... read more

Short of meds…

The pharmaceutical situation has never been more complicated, with more than 45,000 prescription drug products on the market ... told Congress how widespread the shortages have become. In a recent Pre... 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 r... read more



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