I must respectfully disagree with you.
Yes the drugs we are short on in the OR are the cheaper, generic, off-patent stuff, people are also reporting shortages on the swanky, high-end cancer drugs.
Truly, it seems we are short on almost everything. After 14 years of nursing, I’ve never seen anything like this. There’s been a steady shortage of meds for at least the last two years, and it seems to be getting worse, affecting more drugs. It’s quite unnerving and makes me want a new job. I can’t sit by & watch people in excruciating pain after surgery, or have total recall of their procedure because we are short on midaz. That s**t ain’t right.